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

  • Chambers Europe 2024: top ranked in IP
  • Chambers Global 2024:  top ranked in IP
  • Legal 500 2024 Leading individual (IP)
  • MIP IP Stars: Patent star 2023
  • MIP IP Stars: Trademark star 2023
  • IAM Patent 1000: recommended 2023
  • Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences – Patent Litigation 2023: recommended
  • Who’s Who Legal – IP – Patents 2023: recommended


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.
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 –
  • The Norway Chapter in World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies (with Yngve Øyehaug Opsvik), Oxford University Press, Inc., 1998 –
  • The Norway Chapter in Patent Claim Interpretation – Global Edition, Edward Manzo Editor-in-Chief, Thomson West 2009-17
  • Chambers Global Guides – Trade Secrets 2020: Law and Practice in Norway (with Julius Berg Kaasin)


The Norwegian Bar Association;

Norwegian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (President, 2004 – 2020);

Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriètè Intellectuelle – AIPPI (President of the Norwegian Group, 2004 – 2020);

European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW).


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