Nicholas Foss Barbantonis focuses his practice on litigation, prosecution, enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights as well as information technology and IP transactions and licensing.

Nicholas Foss Barbantonis specializes in intellectual property litigation and transactions. He has knowledge from Norway, the European Union and the United States. Nicholas also deals with IT contracts and product liability.

In addition to receiving his Doctor of Juridical science degree from the US, he has accumulated broad negotiation experience in connection with contract drafting and litigation throughout his years practicing law in Norway. Nicholas works with a broad spectrum of corporate law with a focus on technology. Nicholas has been involved in several high-profile intellectual property law cases.

Nicholas’ international experience and advanced grasp of the intersection between intellectual property law and corporate law enables him to meet his clients’ expectations and needs in an ever more competitive tech landscape.



2020 - (today) Senior lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2018 - 2020 Senior Associate, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2016 - 2018 Associate, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2015 Visiting Scholar, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo
2015 - 2016 Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona
2014 Associate, Bull & Co. Advokatfirma
2013 - 2014 3L Writer, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law
2013 Resident Clinician, Small Business and Non-profit Clinic ved Michigan State College of Law
2012 Trainee, Ernst & Young Advokatfirma


2016 Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), University of Arizona
2013 Master of Law (LL.M), Michigan State University
2013 Master of Law, University of Oslo


2018 - (today) Member, Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC)
2018 - (today) Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)


DSM-Directive: Link taxation and filtration of user generated content, (orig. Nor: titleDSM-direktivet: Lenkebeskatning og filtrering av brukergenerert innhold) Lov&Data nr. 135, 3/2018
Design Law Smart Charts: Norway Kluwer, 2017
Is Domain Name Classification a Property Right or a Contractual Right? The Circuit Split and a Clear Path Forward 52 Wake Forest L. Rev., 2016
Should Contributory Cybersquatting be Actionable? 17 N.C.J.L. & Tech. 79, 2015
IP in Business Transactions: Norway, Practical Law Thomson Reuters, 2014
Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and Designs in Norway: Overview, Practical Law Thomson Reuters, 2014