Michael Vingborg Kjelstrup - Zacco
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Michael Vingborg Kjelstrup

Michael Vingborg Kjelstrup

European Patent Attorney

Ph.D., M.Sc.

About Michael Vingborg Kjelstrup

Michael joined Zacco in 2016 and became a European Patent Attorney in 2023.

Michael advises his clients on a range of IP strategies, helping them with national and international drafting and prosecution, search, freedom to operate and oppositions, as well as assisting with infringement and enforcement actions. He works closely with clients to develop a detailed understanding of how they leverage and use their IP rights, helping with strategic planning and exploring the commercial viability and practical implications of their current and planned IP rights.

His expertise sits primarily within the fields of life sciences and mechanical engineering, where he specialises in diverse fields including nanotechnology, organic and biochemistry, molecular biology and diagnostics, as well as a number of complementary areas such as food tech, green tech and clean tech.

Michael graduated from Aarhus University in 2014 with a M.Sc. in medicinal chemistry and in 2016 with a PhD degree in nanoscience. His research involved a sensor assay for fast small molecule detection in blood samples utilized in point-of-care diagnostics. He was also previously a co-founder of two sensor and diagnostics companies, both aimed at developing patent rights around this technology and furthering knowledge development within the measurement of drug and disease indicators within the bloodstream.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Novelty Search
  • Validity Search
  • Utility Models
  • Freedom to Operate
  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Competitor Watch
Technical field
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Physics
  • Food Technology
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Technology & Nanotech
  • Metallurgy
  • Biotechnology
  • Sensor and Measurement Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Chemistry
Industry expertise
  • Medtech
  • Paper/Pulp/Wood Industry
  • Sustainability / GreenTech / CleanTech
  • Life Science
  • Energy, Gas, Oil & Power
  • Food & Beverage
  • Hygiene Products
  • Pharmaceuticals