Krister Mindrebøe
Partner / European Patent Attorney

Krister has practised as a patent attorney since 2002. He has drafted numerous patent applications for Norwegian companies and represented clients in several patent conflicts.

Krister has a wide technical background, while having particular experience from offshore technologies.

In addition to establishing IP rights, Krister has an interest in the use of patent databases as a resource for tech companies. This resource is often poorly exploited. Monitoring a field of technology can reveal competitor’s rights, provide ideas and inspiration to innovation, and identify future partners.


Partner and IP-advisor, Protector IP AS
2012 -
IP-advisor, Protector IP AS
2007 - 2012
IP-advisor, Patentkontoret Curo AS
2002 - 2007


Sivilingeniør, elektroteknikk, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU)
1999 - 2002
Elektroteknikk, Technische Universität i Berlin
1997 - 1999
Makiningeniør, Høgskolen i Oslo
1994 - 1997

Memberships and duties:

FONIP - Foreningen for Norske IP-rådgivere
FICPI - Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle
NIR - Norsk Forening for Immaterielt Rettsvern
AIPPI - International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property
EPI - European Patent Institute