Director, International Business at Zacco
Michael Byström is director of international business and a senior partner at Zacco, which he joined in 2001. He has experience in all aspects of patent prosecution within the technical fields of pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, biofuels, bio-informatics, pulp and paper, and medical technology and devices. He frequently works with both local and international clients on IP strategies, freedom-to-operate and IP due diligence projects.
Mr Byström graduated in 1996 with a MSc 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. 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 various management positions within Zacco. He is currently a member of the board, in addition to his positions as director of international business and senior patent attorney and partner.
His clients recognise him as 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 Intellectual Property Professionals in Swedish Industry, SwedenBio and the Association of Swedish Patent Attorneys.