Tom is a European Patent Attorney specializing in patents related to telecommunications, computers, sensors and software. He also works with U.S. patent law and IPR management, strategy, due diligence and litigation.
With almost 30 years of experience in the patent profession, Tom has worked as a patent examiner at the Norwegian Patent Office, as a patent attorney at Onsagers AS, as Director of Intellectual Property at the Norwegian technology firm, The Mobile Media Company AS, and as an independent consultant in his own firm, Whoaah Ekeberg Consulting.
Tom has also served as a lecturer for several national organizations including the Norwegian Patent Office, the Norwegian Association for Computers and Law, and others, and as an external examiner for the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo, and he writes regular updates on Norwegian Patent Law and patent strategy for the International Law Office newsletter. He received his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987 from NTNU in Trondheim.
Tom is a member of the Association of Norwegian Patent Agents, FICPI, and IEEE. He is ranked by Managing IP as an IP Star for 2018.