Björn Ulmer

Chief Operating Officer at IamIP Sverige AB

Björn Ulmer is chief operating officer of IamIP. The IamIP platform aims to revolutionise the way in which clients work with intellectual property and enable them to take a lead in innovation.

Mr Ulmer was educated as an economist and started his career as a top management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in 2003 with an extensive business resume. In 2012 he took on the task of rebuilding and leading the patent department of Deutsche Post DHL Group as its director. He transformed the department from an administrative cost centre into a lean and strategy-minded group asset. His key achievements include:

  • a newly developed and implemented group-wide IP strategy linked to its business strategy;
  • an optimised cost-efficient portfolio; and
  • the establishment of out-licensing deals through use of the Patent Asset Index.

From 2015 to 2019 Mr Ulmer was managing director of PatentSight, a LexisNexis company since 2018, where he provided strategic insight into the patent landscape for decision makers.

IamIP is trusted by the world’s most innovative companies. Its patent management software provides a secure, web-based platform for centrally managing, searching and monitoring all published patents worldwide – from the published individual patents to setting up patent monitoring, sharing, commenting, collaborating and watching legal status.

With robust patent analytics, IP departments and business units can make better informed strategic decisions about what, where and when to take important actions.

IAM says

Björn Ulmer is “especially good at patent strength analyses” and “highly efficient at assessing entire portfolios”. “With his background in strategic management consulting, he is very effective at implementing patent strategies that go right to the heart of a corporation’s business.”

Professional associations

  • VPP


  • Finance
  • IAM/IC
  • IP management consultancy
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Valuation

Firm details

IamIP Sverige AB
Rudi-Conin-Strasse 4
Cologne 50829

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