COST Targeted Network TN1302

The voice of research administrators - building a network of administrative excellence (BESTPRAC)


Position Title:
Member of WG3
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Expertise relevant to the Targeted Network

I am an expert in Intellectual Property Law.  I have in my work for the University been drafting, reviewing and advising employees on FP7 agreements as well as other Research Collaboration Agreements and other IP related Agreements.

The Division of Science and Innovation is responsible for research support.  We have a team of four people. My role in the research support is to read over (most cases), draft and advice on legal documents relating to Consortium and Research Collaboration.  All research agreements must be approved by me before submitted to the Director of Finance for signature. 



University of Iceland

Curriculum Vitae

Education/Professional Career


Sudurnes College (Fjölbrautaskóli Suðurnesja), Emphasis on Economics and Business


University of Iceland, Candidatus juris degree, June 2001. Among optional courses completed: Trademark law, Patent law, Design law, Copyright, International Copyright, Competition law, EU and EEA law. Subject of thesis: Software Patents
2003-2004:Icelandic Bar Association, License to practice in Iceland as a District Court Attorney
2005-2006:University of Iceland, Institution of Continuing Education, Program arranged by Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Iceland in Marketing and International Affairs
2001-2003:Lyfjaþróun, (Pharmaceutical research company) Iceland, Legal advisor, handling and administrating Patents, Trademarks and Agreements for the company
2003:Ministry of Industry, Special legal assignment, amending the Icelandic Patent Act due to ratification of the European Patent Convention, in cooperation with the Icelandic Patent Office
2004-2006:The Icelandic Patent Office, Legal advisor in the Trademark and Design Division
2006-2007:The Icelandic Patent Office, Head of Trademark and Design Division
2008-2009:The Icelandic Patent Office, Head of Patent Division
2009-2010:The Icelandic Patent Office, Legal advisor – Patent Division
2011-2012:The Icelandic Patent Office, Head of Legal Affairs
since 2012:University of Iceland, Legal advisor and Secretary of the Intellectual Property Committee