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IAM Patent 1000 2024 – 34 Colleagues ranked and Zacco listed as a top IP firm

6 June 2024

Following months of research, IAM have announced their Patent 1000 Practitioner and Firm rankings for 2024 and we have 34 colleagues listed in the IAM 1000 list, up from 27 in 2023 and 23 in 2022. This is alongside the great news that Zacco Denmark and Zacco Norway have achieved their first Gold and Silver ranking respectively in the Firm: Prosecution categories, and Zacco Sweden retaining its top ranking as a Highly Recommended Firm. We have also retained our Bronze ranking in the prestigious EPO category and  Bronze ranking in Germany for Prosecution and Nullity.

The IAM 1000 list recognises the international experts who stand out within the field of patent strategy, as well as development, protection and enforcement. The rankings are a combination of market research, feedback and submissions, and recognises those who clients and peers acknowledge as standing out from the crowd. There is a lot of competition, so to have so many colleagues recognised, and so many countries ranked, is testament to the diligence, creativity and quality of the work that is delivered across Zacco. The IAM rankings continue to be one of the ‘go-to’ guides for information on patent prosecution and litigation expertise, so we would like to offer a huge thank you to the clients, peers and others who have shared their thoughts on the work that we do.

Individual recommendations and rankings:

Those ranked in Denmark include Anders Fredriksson, Camilla Rendal Nielsen, Casper Struve, Thomas Sundien, Michael Schandorf Sørensen, Pernille Thorsboe, Elmin Tutkur and Tomas Wässingbo. Making the list for the first time, Stig Benthin, Jane Moller Nielsen and Sidse Thinggård are also included.

In Sweden, the list recognises Maria Börlin, Michael Byström, Ulf Juhlin-Dannfelt, Tomas Gustafsson, Sofia Larsson, Jörgen Linde, Johan Hervius Löthman, Malin Mattson, Patrik Olsson, Tommy Somlo and Martin Tranälv and Paul Winblad. They are joined this year by Lotta Norberg and Pia Norman.

In Norway, Stein Aamot, Hans Langan, Rita Lillegraven and Anne Sønstevold are included in the list, joined for the first time by Simen Svare Kristoffersen, Claus Christian Schmidt and Lars Henrik Stoud Platou.

Our colleagues from both Germany and the UK have been recognised as well, with Heiko Pittner once again achieving a ranking in Germany and Alison Lawson making her first appearance in the rankings for the UK.

We are very pleased to see nine new names on the Patent 1000 list with Stig, Jane, Sidse, Lotta, Pia, Simen, Claus and Lars Henrik making their first appearance this year. Also worth noting this years is Lars Henrik joining Martin as one of the few practitioners listed in both the IAM 1000 and WTR 1000, recognising the broad depth of their cross practice expertise.


Firm recognition:

Some of the feedback that contributed to Zacco’s success in the rankings were noted in the announcement:

“Zacco has been nothing short of excellent all round. The firm is knowledgeable and professional, and has been a great help keeping up to date on relevant patent and trademark-related matters.”

“Zacco’s exceptional IP services are evident in its commitment to skill, deadlines and a client-centric approach.”

“The outfit stands as a trusted resource across an extensive range of patent prosecution services, as it caters to diverse needs with proficiency and reliability.”

“Home to practitioners qualified to represent before the UPC and technical judges, the outfit offers robust litigation support in complex matters.”

To be independently recognised so highly in so many areas represents a continuation of a successful year, with multiple awards and recognition of for both Zacco and many of our great colleagues. To us, these awards represent recognition of our innovative approach to pushing the boundaries of how an IP firm should operate.


Thank you to our clients, for both your feedback and continued trust in us, and to our peers in global IP. Congratulations to everyone on the IAM 1000 list and a huge well done to all of our colleagues in offices around the world who have contributed to this success.

If you would like one of the recommend individuals, or another of our committed and capable IP experts, to assist you with making the most of your IP portfolio then please reach out. We would be happy to help.

To view the full rankings and the reasons behind their selection, please visit the IAM page here:

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