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Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer

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Kvale Advokatfirma DA

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Intellectual property law / TMT


Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer is specialized within intellectual property rights, with a particular focus on patents, trademarks and matters related to the Norwegian Marketing Act, such as protection of trade secrets and unlawful copying.

She has extensive litigation experience within these fields of law, and has represented clients in a large number of complex cases, both before the District Court and the Court of Appeal.  Ingvild assists both Norwegian and international clients, especially within the pharmaceutical industry, oil/gas and aquaculture industry.

Ingvild also assists our clients with agreements related to intellectual property rights, such as license agreements, research and development agreements, agreements on transfer of intellectual property rights and confidentiality agreements.

Her practice also includes assistance related to ICT-contracts and data protection.


2017 Partner, Kvale; 2015 - 2017 Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, Oslo; 2008 - 2015 Partner, Wikborg Rein, Oslo; 1999 - 2007 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo; 1994 - 1998 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo; 1992 Assistant Lecturer, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL), University of Oslo


Norwegian and English


Member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Board for domain names; Member of the council of the Norwegian Industrial Property Office; Deputy member of the Intellectual Property Law committee at the University of Oslo, Member of the Norwegian Bar Association’s Law Committee on Intellectual Property and Marketing Law; Member of NIR (the Norwegian Group of AIPPI) and Eplaw (the European Patent Lawyers Association).


1993 Cand. jur., University of Oslo


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

With notable expertise in the energy and offshore sectors, Kvale Advokatfirma DA also handles IP litigation and employment law disputes; it recently acted for Rockville Technologies in a dispute against Tidal relating to a terminated licensing agreement. Other work includes acting for a former Thule Drilling board member in a Supreme Court damages claim, defending TDC in a repayment claim against Telenor and representing Statoil (now Equinor) in a dispute relating to the termination of a drilling contract. Per Conradi Andersen heads the team, Kristian Lindhartsen focuses on maritime insurance disputes, Lasse Hagen handles shipping claims and Andreas Stang Lund is a key name for financial services work. IP litigator Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer joined from Wikborg Rein in 2017.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Kvale Advokatfirma DA's 'strong and incredibly skilled team' handles the full range of IP matters with notable expertise in trade marks, patents and contentious work, particularly in the life sciences, food, retail, and oil and gas sectors. Practice head Anne Marie Sejersted is 'very experienced in pharmaceutical conflicts' and provides 'to-the-point and high-quality advice'; other key names include Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer, who is 'very thorough and analytical in her work'; Marie Vaale-Hallberg, who 'stands out for her unique food expertise'; and Lars Trygve Jenssen. The group represented Mylan and Synthon in a patent dispute, and defended Accord Healthcare in patent infringement claims.

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Within: TMT

Kvale Advokatfirma DA expanded on its traditional focus on telecoms work with increased experience in GDPR issues and digitalisation projects; recent examples include advising Pfizer on its GDPR and privacy issues. Notable telecoms highlights include acting for Broadnet in disputes relating to access to sub-loop unbundling, and assisting Telia Norge with the migration of subscribers from Telenor's network to Telia's following its acquisition of Tele2 and Network Norway. Per-Kaare Svendsen and Lars Trygve Jenssen jointly lead the department and specialise in telecoms and IT matters respectively. Telecoms expert Thomas Farhang, contract specialist Ingvild Hanssen-Bauer and newly promoted partner Jens Christian Gjesti are also recommended.

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