Portrett av Dorte Lajer

Career History

2010 – Date: Onsagers, European Patent Attorney

2008 – 10: Zacco Norway AS, European Patent Attorney

2006 – 10: Zacco A/S, Member of the Board of Directors

1998 – 08: Zacco Norway AS, Patent Consultant

1996 – 98: NKT Research Center, Research Scientist


– 2016: European Qualifying Examination (EQE)

2006 – 07: University of Strasburg, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), EQE training course

1999 – 03: Scandinavian Patent Attorney Society, PS-Exam

1991 – 96: Technical University


Articles, Publications, Speeches

Invited speaker and expert participant representing Norway at Nordiskt Kemistmöte 2015


Norwegian, Danish, English and German.




Originally qualifying and working as a chemical engineer, Dorte Lajer is now a European Patent Attorney with EQE, and many years of experience in prosecution and IPR management. She works in a broad range of fields such as process chemistry, catalysis, material science, renewable energy, solar cells, inorganic chemistry, oil & gas technology, composites, organic chemistry, mineral mining and fertilisers. Her clients span the complete range of company size, from large multinationals to SMEs and small entrepreneurs. In each case, she likes to get under the skin of the business to provide carefully tailored advice on how IPR can best be deployed.

Key Experience

Dorte handles IPR ‘due diligence’ evaluations and assists her clients with all aspects of IPR management in Norway and Europe. Specifically, she drafts, files, and prosecutes patents and oppositions. Defending clients’ rights at oral proceedings and in appeals to the EPO Board of Appeals and KFIR, the Norwegian equivalent, is another aspect of her work. She also prepares IPR strategies and performs Freedom to Operate analyses.
• 2012 – 2013 Technical Member of the Mediation Board for employee inventions
• Participant in the resource group for the 2013 White Paper to the Parliament on Intellectual Property Rights