Espen Hov
Partner / European Patent Attorney

Espen Hov is passionate about protecting innovations.

Drafting and prosecuting patent applications himself, when working as a private inventor or as an employee, eventually led Espen into the current career. Petroleum technology, materials technology, mechanics, marine technology, electro, physics and inorganic chemistry are favourite fields, but Espen is open for most fields and clients unless there is a conflict of interests.


Partner og IP advisor, Protector IP AS
2015 -
IP advisor, Protector IP AS
2009 - 2015
Department Head, Tandbergs Patentkontor AS
2008 - 2009
Patent advisor, Tandbergs Patentkontor AS
1996 - 2008
Robit AS
1992 - 1995
Oceaneering AS
1990 - 1992
1990 - 1996
Sørco AS
1988 - 1990


Civil Engineer in physical metallurgy, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplig universitet (NTNU)
- 1987

Memberships and duties:

FONIP - Foreningen for norske IP-rådgivere
NIR - Norsk Forening for Industrielt Rettsvern
FICPI - Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle
EPI - European Patent Institute