Bjarne G. Coward studied mechanical engineering at Telemark University College and holds a Master's degree in physical chemistry/petrochemistry from the University of Oslo.
He has more than 20 years' experience as a patent attorney and has prepared several hundred patent applications in a variety of technical fields such as mechanics, cleaning technology, process chemistry and processing equipment.
Bjarne has carried out a number of IP Due Diligence assignments, particularly in connection with acquisitions/disposals of businesses where IP rights were a key element. He also assists clients in relation to conflicts and legal proceedings, as well as providing consulting services and preparing patent strategies.
In addition to being a patent engineer, Bjarne is a current and past board member of both Norwegian and foreign firms.
M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry/Petrochemistry, University of Oslo
(1983 - 1989)
Partner, European Patent Attorney at Protector IP AS
Managing Partner at Protector IP AS (2003-2013)
Patent Attorney, Bryns Patentkontor AS (1991-1999)
Patent Attorney, Oslo Patentkontor AS (1990-1991)
Lecturer at the Oslo College of Engineering (1989-1990)
Process Engineer, Norsk Hydro AS (1979-1983)
In addition to his formal education, he has attended a number of courses on business administration and law. Mr. Coward sits on the Board of Patrafee AB.
Membership and commissions
NPF - The Norwegian Association of Patent Attorneys
FICPI - Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle
AIPPI - The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
NIR- The Norwegian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property
LES - The Licensing Executive Society (President)
TEKNA - The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals
NKS - The Norwegian Chemical Society
EPI - The European Patent Institute