Haakon Thue Lie is a PhD candidate , studying trade secret management in collaborative R&D projects and open innovation. He is a part of CIP at NTNU and the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management. He is also a co-founder and adviser in the IP management firm Leogriff where he works with IP strategy and management for ICT and biotech, Open Source Software, innovation processes, branding, trademarks, design, IP in project management, litigation support and trade secrets.
Before starting Leogriff in 2002, Thue Lie experiences include being director for product development in an e-learning company and head of Entrepreneurship in Telenor R&D, responsible for IP and spin-offs. Haakon holds an M.Sc in Telematics (NTNU) and a Master of Management (BI Norwegian Business School) with focus on project management and organisational development. He is a European Patent Attorney and European Trademark Attorney.