Joeri is a UK, Dutch and European patent attorney with more than 15 years of experience in supporting his clients’ IP needs with high quality drafting, prosecution and opposition work and sound commercial and strategic advice. He has helped many clients to use their patent portfolio for the benefit of their business or to strategically move around the competition’s IP. Joeri spent a considerable part of his career in-house at a large and innovative multinational corporation, where he developed a deep love for combine harvesters and other agricultural technology.
Joeri's technical background lies in the field of experimental sub-atomic physics and his daily practice covers a broad range of physics, mechanical engineering and control software. Amongst all the different technologies he has been extensively involved in are optical recording, medical devices, agricultural equipment, consumer electronics, and automotive. He regularly represents clients in opposition and appeal procedures at the EPO. In the European patent community, he is best known for his claim drafting courses and his activities as a tutor for the C paper of the European Qualification Exam for aspiring patent attorneys.
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Keeping up with the latest patents is vital to maintain competitive advantage, especially when your competitors may file patents that limit your freedom to operate (FTO). But how exactly do oppositions work, what timeframes do you have to work with, and what are the potential costs?
06.05.2022The Unitary Patent System – nearly ready to go live
The unitary patent system, comprising the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC), is now expected to go live either later this year or early next year. The exact date will be known as soon as Germany deposits its instrument of ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement which will kick start a sunrise period. Following this sunrise period, the UPC will open its doors and it will be possible for a patent owner to obtain a single unitary patent which provides patent protection in at least 17 EU member states.
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