Robertha Natalia Höglund is head of intellectual property at Elkem AS.
Elkem is an international company owned by China National Bluestar Group Co Ltd, with headquarters in Norway. Elkem delivers environmentally sustainable solutions by providing silicon to the chemical, electronic and photovoltaic industries; silicones to the chemical, life sciences, and food industry; carbon products to the metallurgical industry; special alloys to the foundry industry; and microsilica powder products to the oil, polymer and building industries.
Ms Höglund’s areas of responsibility include creating and managing Elkem’s geographically wide portfolio of intangible assets, including patents, trademarks and domain names; creating IP policy in the company; educating employees in the topic of intellectual property; revising and drafting agreements that include IP clauses, such as technology cooperation agreements, consortium agreements and non-disclosure agreements; and performing technology surveillance and freedom-to-operate analysis.
Before Elkem, Ms Höglund worked at the Centre for Intellectual Property Studies in Gothenburg and was project manager for the ScanBalt Intellectual Property Knowledge Network. This was an EU-funded project aimed at increasing IP knowledge among entrepreneurs, academics and employees of the bioscience sector in Scandinavia and the Baltic states.
Ms Höglund has a BSc in industrial engineering from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, and is a graduate of the prestigious intellectual capital management master’s programme offered by Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Ms Höglund is fluent in Spanish, English, Swedish and Norwegian