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Partner Amund Brede Svendsen's practice area is IP. He litigates patents (especially pharmaceutical, biosimilar and oil and gas services industry patents) and other IP rights. He advises on patents, trademarks , employee inventors’ rights, trade secrets, unfair competition and marketing law, and represents clients in disputes in these areas, and also in IP-related commercial litigation. He is a qualified arbitrator and has arbitrated international commercial disputes.

He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway.


Partner, GjessingReimers 2019 - ; Partner Grette (1986 - 2019), Associate Smith, Grette, Eide, Midelfart and Vik (1981-1986) Research assistant, University of Bergen (1980-1981).

Admitted to the Supreme Court (2009).

Appointments: Norwegian Bar Association’s permanent committee for IP and unfair competition law (2001-2009). Panelist in the Board of appeal for Industrial Property Rights 2016 -.

Professional Memberships

The Norwegian Bar Association;

The Norwegian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (Chair, 2004 - 2020);

AIPPI (President of the Norwegian Group, 2004 - 2020);

European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)


The Norway Chapter in International Intellectual Property Litigation (with Yngve Øyehaug Opsvik), Sweet & Maxwell Ltd., 1997 – date;

The Norway Chapter in Patent Claim Interpretation – Global Edition, Edward Manzo Editor-in-Chief, Thomson West 2009-17.

Languages Spoken

The Scandinavian languages, English, Italian, French, German


The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration


1978 - 1974

University of Bergen

Cand. jur.

1981 - 1978


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Trade Secrets 2020 Law and Practice in Norway

Amund Brede Svendsen, Julius Berg Kaasin

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