The origins of Oslo Patentkontor AS date back to 1911, and it is thereby one of the oldest patent agencies in Norway.

An important cornerstone was laid down in 1927 when Alf B. Bryn left his father’s company and set up his own business. Alf B. Bryn was a colorful personality with many and diverse interests, such as mountaineering, writing detective novels, and intellectual property. Mr Bryn was an engineer, but wrote a thesis on inventive merit which earned him the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. His commentary on the Norwegian Patens Act of 1910 was published in 1938 and is still often cited in litigations.

Today, Oslo Patentkontor AS is a limited company.