Fredrik Althoff

Senior Partner
Patent Director, Sweden West
European Patent Attorney
About Fredrik Althoff
Fredrik has worked within the patent field since 1999 and joined Zacco in 2018 as Senior Partner and Team Manager for the Patent Attorney team in region Sweden West.
He works with all aspects of patents including strategic counselling, commercial aspects of patents, drafting and prosecution of patent applications, novelty searches, portfolio management, claim charting, and licensing. Fredrik has experience of patent and R&D work both from larger corporations and small companies and understand the different aspects of patents from a customer business perspective.
Fredrik specializes in wireless communication, Internet of Things (IoT) and IP technology, nanotechnology, electronics, sensor systems, and computer sciences. He has also worked with automotive and medtech related patent matters.
Prior to joining Zacco, Fredrik worked for more than seven years as a patent unit manager for one of the patents units at Ericsson. This work included normal patent prosecution from invention to granted patents, strategic planning at different levels, participating in licensing work and other commercialization aspects of patents. At Ericsson he also worked with portfolio management of several patent portfolios including Internet of Things (IoT), radar, vehicle communication and other IT related vehicle aspects. Before that, he worked for seven years as a patent consultant and manager in another patent law firm as well as CTO, patent manager and inventor in two startups for four years, one within the telecom field and one within nanotechnology. Previous work experience also includes product development of sensor systems within the mechatronics field.
He is an authorized European Patent Attorney (EPA) and member of The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi). Furthermore, Fredrik is an authorized Swedish Patent Attorney with the Swedish Patent Attorneys Board.
Areas of expertise
  • Freedom to Operate
  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Landscaping
  • Forward Patenting
  • Novelty Search and Validity Search
  • IP Risk Management
  • IP Strategy Workshops and Coaching
  • Portfolio Management
  • Patent Monitoring
  • Patent Litigation Support
  • Strategy Development
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Competitor Watch
  • Technology Watch
  • Due Diligence
  • Patent prosecution
  • Portfolio Outsourcing
Technical field
  • Algorithms
  • Robotics
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Electronics
  • Physics
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Sensor and Measurement Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Materials Technology & Nanotech
  • Digitalization
  • Databases
  • Computer Sciences
Industry Expertise
  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Medtech
  • Consumer Products
  • IT & Software
  • Automotive
  • Telecommunications