2023- d.d.: Onsagers, Manager Business Development, IP and Sustainability/ Senior partner
2005 – 2022: Onsagers, Director Legal Department/ Senior partner
2002 – 05: Onsagers, Attorney at Law
1999 – 02: Telenor, Head of IP Department
1992 – 97: Nycomed Amersham, Head of Corporate Trademark Department
1989 – 92: NIPO, Legal counsel
University of Cambridge, Sustainability for Leaders
BI Norwegian Business School, Digitalization and artificial intelligence.
1983 – 1988: Cand. Jur (Master of Law) University of Oslo
Norwegian and English
Attorney at Law and senior partner, Ann-Cathrin Hoel, has worked in intellectual property for more than 30 years. As well as being an experienced IP practitioner, she has extensive experience as an in-house lawyer, IP consultant and legal counsel at NIPO (Norwegian Patent Office).
She brings invaluable, client-side industry experience to Onsagers, having worked in-house as head of IP Department in Nycomed Amersham for 7 years and as founder and head of IP Department in Telenor for 4 years. She therefore understands IP from a business perspective and has extensive knowledge in handling IP portfolios, agreements regarding IP and licensing of technology, IP Due Diligence, innovation capture and IP strategy. She has in-depth knowledge of IP related to biotechnology and pharma in addition to protection of digital innovations. Ann-Cathrin has worked as Head of Legal Department at Onsagers for 17 years and assisted clients with legal matters relating to IP, tech law and licensing. Presently she is Head of Business Development at Onsagers.
Ann-Cathrin specializes in the protection and management of IP rights, and advises in a range of subject matters, including general and strategic IP Management, tech law and licensing, infringement, litigation and dispute resolution. Ann-Cathrin also has strong knowledge in drafting licensing-, co-existence- and R&D agreements and has considerable experience from due diligence proceedings. She has additional education from University of Cambridge in sustainability and from BI Norwegian Business School in digitalization and artificial intelligence.