Marcus Palm is a new board member of the startup company PulPac, which develops technology that can replace disposable plastic with paper on a global scale. Marcus Palm is Director Legal Affairs at Välinge Innovation, a company whose business model, like PulPacs, is based on innovation and licensing of intellectual property rights.
PulPac’s patented technology for making paper products makes it possible to replace single-use plastics at a lower price. PulPac, which has developed and licensed its technology to brands and manufacturers, is now focusing on scaling up and commercializing the technology.
“Marcus has a very relevant background that matches PulPac’s needs. With his unique experience in both legal and business aspects of technology licensing, Marcus will be a great asset to the Board.” Says PulPac’s Chairman Björn Engström.
Marcus Palm, born in 1974, has over the past ten years built up the legal function at Välinge to become a central cog in the company’s business model. Välinge licenses, ie sells the right to use, its patented click lock technology for floors and furniture. The company has one of the world’s most comprehensive patent portfolios in the flooring industry, with around 2,000 patents and over 200 licensees globally. Marcus has previously worked as a lawyer at the law firm Vinge for many years. In 2017, Marcus was awarded the “Company Lawyer of the Year” award in Sweden, where his ability to balance between commercial and legal aspects of business is mentioned as one of his main strengths.
“Creating a licensing business that is mutually profitable for us and our customers is a prerequisite for global growth. Marcus’ deep knowledge and long experience of this will be very valuable to us.” Says PulPac’s CEO Linus Larsson.
In addition to Marcus Palm, PulPac’s Board consists of Björn Engström (Chairman), Ove Larson, Niclas Möller, Jeff Krentz and David Sandberg.
“PulPac is a very exciting company with an important vision. I look forward to taking an active role in the board’s work and contributing to the company’s success and growth.” Comments Marcus Palm.