World Intellectual Property Organization

Suzanne Ås Sivborg

Director General
Swedish Patent and Registration Office (SPRO)
Stockholm

 

Susanne Ås Sivborg, Director General and President of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office has a long and broad experience in Intellectual Property. She started as an Examiner at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office and worked for more than 5 years as an Examiner at the EPO in Munich. When returning to Sweden she started to work at a patent attorney law firm in Stockholm but left in 1992 for Astra, today AstraZeneca. During the coming years she was responsible for major patent portfolios and had several top management positions. In 1995, Susanne Ås Sivborg passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE). In 2000 Susanne was appointed Head of Group Intellectual Property at Electrolux and responsible for the company’s intellectual property portfolio and organisation. Late 2003 she returned to AstraZeneca as Vice President Global Intellectual Property and responsible for the company’s intellectual property portfolio and organisation globally.

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