Michael Byström - Zacco
Michael Byström

Michael Byström

Director International Business
Senior Partner
Authorized Patent Attorney [SE]
About Michael Byström
Michael joined Zacco in 2001 and is Director International Business, Senior Partner. He has experience from all aspects of patent prosecution within the technical fields of pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, bio fuels, bioinformatics, pulp and paper, material science, and medical technology/devices. Michael is frequently involved with both local and international clients in IP strategies as well as Freedom to operate and IP due diligence projects.
Michael graduated with a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from Umeå University in 1996. From 1996 to 2001 he held various positions in Sweden and Norway, first at Pharmacia UpJohn, and then at the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology. He later worked as a business development manager at CAMO Software in Oslo, focusing on project management, licensing, merger and acquisitions processes. He has been co-author of two scientific publications in the technical area of chemometrics.
Michael has been instrumental in setting up Zacco’s international business. Today as Director International Business and the responsible Partner for Zaccos business in North America he anticipate client needs and use Zaccos domestic and international network to solve complex challenges. He is a key person in the development of the leading Scandinavian Zacco team for supplementary protections certificates and he has a comprehensive experience of SPC prosecution in Europe as well as long-term litigation experience in Sweden.
Clients acknowledge Michael as a highly appreciated key account manager and he devotes significant time to strategic consulting as well as business advices for his clients.
Michael has held several different management positions within Zacco including being member of the board and holds today a position as Director International Business and Senior Patent attorney.
Michael is an authorised patent attorney (Sweden) and a member of Zacco specialist teams for SPC applications, US law and IP Due Diligence. He focus on international collaborations and is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), and attend INTA and the BIO conferences frequently. He is also acknowledged as a leading patent professional in the IAM Patent 1000 for 2017-2019 issued by Intellectual Asset Management.
IAM 1000 recommended individual 2020
Areas of expertise
    • Patent prosecution
    • Due Diligence
    • Licensing
    • Novelty Search and Validity Search
    • IP Risk Management
    • Patent Litigation Support
    • Freedom to Operate
    • Portfolio Outsourcing
    • Strategy Development
    • Portfolio Management
Technical field
    • Chemistry
    • Materials Technology & Nanotech
    • Biotechnology
    • Food Technology
    • Manufacturing & Process Technology
    • Polymers
    • Electrochemistry
Industry Expertise
    • Sustainability / GreenTech / CleanTech
    • Medtech
    • Paper/Pulp/Wood Industry
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Life Science
    • Food & Beverage
    • Agriculture