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Kari Simonsen
European Patent Attorney / Partner

Phone: (+47) 24 00 37 48


Kari Simonsen is a European Patent Attorney with more than 20 years’ Life Sciences/Pharmaceutical sector IPR experience, specializing in Chemistry, Pharmacy and Bio-technology. She was formerly a Senior Examiner at The Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO). Today, Kari assists clients in drafting and handling patent applications and oppositions, freedom-to-operate evaluations, infringement issues and IP strategy.

Key Experience

In the last 17 years Kari has acquired extensive experience of Infringement and Validity in numerous pharma sector patent litigation cases in Norway. These include: paroxetine, citalopram, escitalopram, omeprazole, lansoprazole, atorvastatine, alendronate, bicalutamide, donepezil, irbesartan, oxycodone, sildenafil, formoterol/budesonide, and several others.

Career History

2008 – Date: Onsagers, European Patent Attorney
2002 – 08: Onsagers, Patent Attorney
2001 – 02: Tandbergs Patentkontor, Patent Attorney
1993 – 01: The Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO), Senior examiner


1986 – 1993: University of Oslo (UiO), Cand.Scient (M.Sc), Biochemistry/Biotechnology


2016-2019 – Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars –IP Stars