Senior Partner at Zacco
Michael Byström joined Zacco in 2001 and is a senior partner. He has experience in all aspects of patent prosecution within the technical fields of pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, biofuels, bioinformatics, pulp and paper and medical technology and devices. He frequently works with both local and international clients in IP strategies, freedom-to-operate and IP due diligence projects.
Mr Byström graduated in 1996 with a master’s of science in chemistry from Umea University. 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 and M&A processes. He has co-authored two scientific publications in the technical area of chemometrics.
Mr Byström has been instrumental in establishing Zacco’s international business and is responsible for Zacco in North America. He has been a key figure in the development of the Zacco supplementary protection certificates (SPC) team and has comprehensive experience of SPC prosecution in Europe.
Mr Byström has held several different management positions within Zacco; as well as being a member of the board, he is currently a business development manager and senior patent attorney.
His clients recognise him as being an account manager who devotes significant time to strategic consulting as well as business advice.
Mr Byström is a member of the Zacco specialist group for SPC applications, US law and IP due diligence. He is an authorised patent attorney in Sweden and a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Association of IP Professionals in Swedish Industry, SwedenBio and the Association of Swedish Patent Attorneys.