Head of Patent

European Patent Attorney/M.Sc. (Physics)

Senior Partner

Memberships: FICPI/NPF, AIPPI/NIR, Epi, Epi Council, Epi EPPC, INTA

Primary expertise

Kristine holds extensive experience in general and strategic patents counselling, patent drafting and prosecution, clearance and IP analysis including due diligence and freedom to operate opinions, as well as patent oppositions, administrative limitation and revocation proceedings, infringement analyses and proceedings, and advising in patent litigation. Kristine also conducts patent searches and patent landscape analysis. Kristine is also experienced in advising within design. She represents clients before the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, the EPO and PCT authorities.

She advises national and international clients in particular within oil & gas, information technology, physics, electronics, biophysics and optics.
Kristine has extensive experience in advising start-up businesses and research organizations.


Kristine started as an examiner at the Norwegian Industrial Property Office in 1995, and became later Head of Section for Electronics/Constructions in the Patent Department. Kristine has also been in charge of database searches for the Patent Department at the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.

Kristine joined Bryn Aarflot in 1998, and has been a partner at the firm since 2005.


Elected IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property 2018
Listed in Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property, 2016  and 2017


Kristine has given lectures in patent protection in general, software patents, and administrative patent limitation. She has also been the author of a number of articles in international IPR magazines.


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