Living and working in Norway


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When you join the elite team of patent attorneys at Håmsø Patentbyrå, you are becoming a part of a supportive and hard-working family of professionals. Everyone in this family works and plays hard, supports each other, and maintains a keen focus on both personal and professional well-being.

At Håmsø we apply a flat organisational hierarchy allowing our attorneys to focus on our client portfolio, which offers both interesting and challenging cases. However, we know that a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere are paramount to creativity and productivity, which is why we make sure to enjoy ourselves as a team with several social events throughout the year, trips with the partners, and monthly lotteries to reward physical exercise at the office.

Working with the Håmsø family means being a part of something great. Will you join us?


Sandnes is home to a large city center heavily influenced by its historic pottery and fishing industries as well as its international community representing over 146 nationalities. The rich culture of diversity and development adds a unique flavor to the second most populous city in Rogaland county, whose size is rivaled only by its nearby sister city, Stavanger.

While there are many great sights to see, Sandnes is also a wonderful place to live. Public transport, local shopping, schools, libraries, and parks are all easily accessible by foot. The calm atmosphere of the neighborhoods coupled with the tranquil scenery make it easy to compare daily life to a fairytale. The Sandnes Kommune website has a wealth of information on activities, getting your children registered for school, and of course, resources on where to go to receive Norwegian lessons.


While Norway may be best known for its North Sea oil and gas production, it is among the world leaders in a wide range of industries, such as aquaculture, shipping, hydropower and telecommunications.
Since 2009 Norway has ranked number one in the UN Human Development Index of the best countries to live in, considering education, health and income. It is also known as one of the richest countries in the world, with the largest sovereign wealth fund of any country.

Norway's focus on the well-being of people, economy, and dedication to maintaining its natural environment are all things that make it stand out in the developed world. Socially Norwegians are known to be quiet, yet kind people who espouse the concept of "koselig", that is, warm, cozy feelings and behavior toward each other. All of these things make living and working in Norway a pleasure for all willing to make the move.

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The position

EQE Certified Patent Attorney

Håmsø has a broad client base in the oil & gas industry, agriculture, fisheries, and emerging technologies. Our business is growing, and we are looking for patent attorneys with different technical backgrounds, in particular electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, industrial engineering, and chemical engineering.

Versatility is important, and candidates with experience from different disciplines will be of particular interest.

You will be expected to move to Norway, but you don’t necessarily have to learn Norwegian as English is widely spoken. Most patent applications are filed and processed in English. We already employ patent attorneys from the Netherlands, Sweden, UK and Portugal.

We believe that you will enjoy our working environment, where teamwork, knowledge sharing, self-development and client satisfaction are the driving forces, rather than the billing stopwatch.

Any questions? Please call +47 51 60 51 51 and ask for Steven

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