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André Makkinje

André Makkinje

  • Hightech & Electronics
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

André Makkinje earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in  applied physics from Delft University of Technology with a specialization in nuclear science and technology, and in technology management. For his master’s thesis, he studied the impact of uncertainties in volume segmentation on the radiation treatment of head and neck cancer patients.

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He also completed a bachelor’s degree in law and is in the final phase of his master’s degree in civil law. For his thesis, he focuses on the ‘disclosed but not claimed is disclaimed’ doctrine of patent law.

Work Experience

  • Trainee patent attorney, V.O. (September 2023)
  • Legal assistant (September 2017 – September 2019)

Education

  • MSc Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology (2023)
  • LLB Law degree, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2018)

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English

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