Patents · BConnect
PhD Plant Biotechnology
Before joining ZBM, Aksel served for more than 12 years as a Corporate Vice President and Head of Intellectual Property in an international, industrial biotechnology and food ingredients company (Danisco A/S). In total, he brings more than 25 years of in-house patent counsel experience to ZBM.
Aksel has experience from all aspects of transactional and commercial exploitation of patents, including licensing, due diligence, value assessment, portfolio management, patent landscape analysis, patent strategic planning, litigation, tax implications of IP transfer pricing, inventor compensation, and R&D collaboration/open-innovation.
In addition Aksel has vast experience from enforcement of patent rights, and conflict resolution across different legal systems, including the USA, China, Australia and several European jurisdictions.
Aksel holds a PhD in biotechnology supplemented with business school and patent legal training. He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
Aksel is also Head of technology transfer in the field of chemistry and life sciences at ZBM Business Connect, a spin-off ZBM Patents & Trademarks assisting private companies and public research institutions dedicated in optimising their technology transfer activities.