Tommy Somlo

Senior Partner

European Patent Attorney

Authorized Patent Attorney (SE)


+46 31 725 8113 / +46 76 856 5072


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.

Areas Of Expertise

Patent Drafting
Patent Prosecution
Oppositions and Appeals
Patent Litigation Support
Freedom to Operate
Landscape Analysis
Patent Strategy

IP Strategy
Due Diligence
Workshops and Coaching