Hans Christian Nielsen - Zacco
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Hans Christian Nielsen

Hans Christian Nielsen

Regional Director, Denmark & Germany

About Hans Christian Nielsen

Hans C. Nielsen is Chief Operating Officer, Zacco group and regional director of Zacco Denmark & Germany.

Hans started his career in the IP industry in the early 1990s and joined Zacco as a patent attorney in 2007. Hans advanced to team manager in 2011, patent director in 2016, regional director Zacco Denmark and Sweden South and COO Zacco group in 2019.

Hans is a senior patent attorney and has vast experience in all fields within the IP industry. Hans excels in handling complex challenges and is known as a master of “the art of the impossible” amongst his clients, which means that Hans is likely to give unique advice in response to his clients’ opportunities and challenges.

Today, Hans is primarily focussing on management, M&A activities and key account management of domestic and large international clients. Moreover, Hans works with a unique 360° perspective on his clients’ intangible assets; from drafting and prosecution of patent applications, IPR strategy development and implementation, risk mitigation, oppositions, litigation, infringement evaluations and due diligences, to software developments and matters relating to digital trust and cyber security.

Prior to his employment with Zacco, Hans held several positions within the Danish Patent and Trademark Office. Further, Hans has extensive experience from operating a naval architecture consultancy.

Hans works with technical fields that include all aspects of mechanics and software and he has skills in the IT, maritime and automotive areas in particular.


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Areas of Expertise

  • Design Enforcement
  • Freedom to Operate
  • Patent prosecution
  • Portfolio Management
  • Patent Litigation Support
  • Strategy Development
  • IP Audit
  • Utility Models
  • Due Diligence
  • Patent Litigation
  • Competitor Watch
  • Forward Patenting
  • Patent Oppositions and Appeals
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Novelty Search and Validity Sear
  • IP Risk Management
  • Design Clearance Searches
  • Portfolio Outsourcing
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Technology Watch
  • Design Prosecution
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Design Licensing
  • IP Strategy Workshops and Coaching
  • Trade Secrets protection
  • Patent Drafting
  • Design Monitoring and Watch
  • Design Cancellation Actions
  • Licensing
  • Patent LandscapingPatent Landscaping
  • Copyright
  • Patent Monitoring
Technical field
  • Algorithms
  • Sensor and Measurement Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Metallurgy
  • Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing & Process Technology
  • Computer Sciences
  • Databases
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Electronics
  • Machine Learning
  • Digitalization
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Materials Technology & Nanotech
  • Food Technology
  • Signal Processing
  • Process Technology
  • Robotics
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
Industry expertise
  • Medtech
  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Energy, Gas, Oil & Power
  • Offshore
  • Furniture
  • Telecommunications
  • Sustainability / GreenTech / CleanTech
  • Consumer Products
  • Hygiene Products
  • Retail
  • Paper/Pulp/Wood Industry
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverage
  • IT & Software
  • Agriculture
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Building & Construction
  • Industrial Design
  • Architecture