Amund Brede Svendsen

Admitted to the Supreme Court

Amund Brede Svendsen’s areas of concentration are patents, trademarks, unfair competition law and trade secrets (contentious and non-contentious). Extensive litigation experience in these areas, but also in commercial matters. Admitted to the Supreme Court.



Rankings and recognitions

  • Top ranked Chambers Global and Europe 2019 (Intellectual Property)
  • IP Stars:  Patent Star 2018
  • IP Stars: Trademark Star 2018
  • Recommended for Intellectual Property and Dispute resolution the Legal500 2018
  • Ranked IAM 1000 Patents 2019
  • Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences: Patent Litigation 2019
  • Who’s Who Legal Patents: Lawyers 2019


Litigating patents (especially pharmaceuticals, biosimilars and oil and gas services industry). Advising on patents and trademarks validity and infringement issues and on issues relating to employee inventors’ rights, trade secrets, unfair competition and marketing law, and representing clients from all sectors in disputes relating to these areas; drafting technology transfer, R&D and consortium agreements; IP-related commercial litigation. Experience as an arbitrator in international commercial arbitration cases.


Partner, GjessingReimers2019-
Partner, Grette1986-2019
Associate, Smith, Grette, Eide, Midelfart og Vik1981-1986
Research assistant, Department of Private Law, University of Bergen1980-1981


Admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court2009
Law degree, University of Bergen1981
Master of Business degree1978


Norwegian Bar Association’s permanent committee for IP and unfair competition law 2001-09.

External panelist of Klagenemnda for Industrielle Rettigheter (the Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights) 2016-


  • The Norway Chapter in International Intellectual Property Litigation (with Yngve Øyehaug Opsvik), Sweet & Maxwell Ltd., 1997 – date;
  • The Norway Chapter in World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies (with Yngve Øyehaug Opsvik), Oxford University Press, Inc., 1998 – date;
  • The Norway Chapter in Patent Claim Interpretation – Global Edition, Edward Manzo Editor-in-Chief, Thomson West 2009-17.


Norwegian Bar Association; Norwegian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (President, 2004 -); Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriètè Intellectuelle – AIPPI (President of the Norwegian Group, 2004 -); European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW).


The Scandinavian languages, English, Italian, German and French.