Knut Thorvaldsen

Graduated with a Master of Science degree from Technical University of Norway (now NTNU), mining department in 1976. Worked as a mining engineer in two periods, 1976 and 1977-1978. Examiner in the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) from 1982 through 1998, covering the mining and oil technology field. IP Manager in FMC Kongsberg Subsea from 1998 through 2015.