Tommy Somlo - Zacco

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Tommy Somlo

Tommy Somlo

Senior Partner
European Patent Attorney


About Tommy Somlo

Tommy has worked within the field of IP since 1996 and joined Zacco in 2018 as Senior Partner.

He works with all aspects of patents, including prosecution of applications and strategic counselling. Tommy is often engaged in 3rd party issues, such as infringement analyses, freedom-to-operate analyses, validity issues, oppositions, opposition defenses, appeals and oral proceedings.

Tommy specializes in mechanical and medical engineering. He has also worked with automotive and absorption/fluid handling related patent matters.

Tommy graduated in 1996 as a Master of Science in Engineering Physics at Chalmers University of Technology. Prior to joining Zacco, he worked as a patent attorney at another IP firm. He has also several years of experience from working as an in-house patent attorney for a multinational company. Tommy’s genuine interest for IP was born when he started his IP career as an examiner at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office.

He is an authorized European Patent Attorney (EPA) and member of The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi). Furthermore, Tommy is an authorized Swedish Patent Attorney with the Swedish Patent Attorneys Board. Additionally, he is appointed as a Technical Expert in patent matters before the Courts of first and second instance in Stockholm.

Tommy is ranked as a recommended individual in the prestigious IAM Patent 1000 ranking.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Freedom to Operate
  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent prosecution
  • Patent Oppositions and Appeals
Technical field
  • Mechanical Engineering
Industry expertise
  • Automotive
  • Medtech
  • Hygiene Products