Contact information

Håvard Larsen
European Patent attorney /Partner

Phone: (+47) 24 00 37 27


Håvard Larsen Rykkje is a european patent attorney with EQE and former Examiner at NIPO (Norwegian Industrial Property Office). He has eight years’ domestic and international experience in patent law practice, and today specializes in technical patent drafting and prosecution. He has particular experience in mechanical engineering, especially in offshore energy exploration and extraction.

Key Experience

• Advice on patentability and best practice for obtaining patent protection
• Handling patents and PCT applications, opposition and appeal procedures, 3rd party observations, Freedom to Operate analysis
• Responding to office actions, patent invalidation and infringement litigations, FTO and due diligence
• Providing patent validity analysis and other IP matter-related advice

Career History

European Patent Attorney (2016 – d.d.) – Onsagers AS

Patent attorney (2011 – 2016) – Onsagers AS

Examiner (2007 – 2011) – Patentstyret/ Norwegian Industrial Property Office


European Qualifying Examination (EQE) (2016)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (2002 – 2007)

M.Sc., Petroleum Technology