Senior Partner at Zacco
Hampus Rystedt advises clients on all aspects of IP rights, with a focus on patents in the pharma and biotech sectors. His daily practice involves creation of IP strategies and strong portfolios for local clients from the highly innovative biotech community in Sweden, prosecuting European patent cases for overseas clients, prosecuting supplementary protection certificates for medicinal and plant protection products, as well as supporting pharma companies in Scandinavian patent litigation. Mr Rystedt is also frequently involved in IP-centred transactions to provide opinions and due diligence work.
Mr Rystedt started his IP career at the Swedish Patent Office as an examiner and later as the director of pharmaceuticals, organic chemistry and biotechnology, before going into private practice in 2003. He holds a MSc in biotechnology from Uppsala University and an LLM in IP law and management from the University of Strasbourg. He serves as a technical member of the Swedish patent courts and as co-chair of the patent focus group of the Swedish group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, which works to bring the knowledge of both legally and technically qualified patent professionals together for the benefit of the profession.