Kerstin joined Zacco in 2018. Her main expertise is within organic chemistry, especially organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry, with a strong focus on the patenting of small molecules such as pharmaceuticals, e.g. nucleotides, prodrugs, peptidomimetica etc. She has experience in drafting patent applications, handling prosecution, performing prior art searches in order to evaluate freedom to operate and patentability, monitoring competitor’s patent activities, guiding clients in patent strategies, and establishment of inventorship for new inventions. Kerstin also has experience in database searching, in particular chemical structure searches.
Before joining Zacco Kerstin was IP Manager at the biopharma company Medivir AB, which is also where she started her IP career in 2004. At Medivir AB, she was responsible for a portfolio of patents and patent applications in countries all over the world, including i.a. Europe, USA, China, India.
Kerstin has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stockholm University where she graduated in 1996 on a Doctoral thesis related to synthesis of biologically interesting oligosaccharides. After her graduation, Kerstin worked a couple of years in the lab as a medicinal chemist, performing advanced organic synthesis of novel compounds, including compound design, route scouting, purification and characterisation.
Kerstin is a member of the Association of IP Professionals in Swedish Industry (SIPF).