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Devon Matthews

Devon Matthews

  • Engineering
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Devon Matthews started his career in 2007 as a Product Engineer in the automotive industry and later moved to the mining industry where he gained the majority of his experience as a registered Professional Engineer in South Africa.

More information about Devon

He holds a B.Ing in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg and a M.Sc in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management from the University of Maastricht.

Devon has expertise in the design and maintenance of hoists and elevator systems, trackless mobile machinery, mineral processing and sizing, tyres, ventilation fans and bulk haulage systems including conveyors. He further has experience in automotive safety equipment such as webbing retractors and airbags, sound attenuation technologies as well as steel manufacturing-and-fabrication techniques.

Working experience

  • Senior Mechanical Engineer (2008 – 2017) Sasol Mining Pty ltd.
  • Product Engineer (2007- 2008) Autoliv Southern Africa

Education

  • MSc, Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management, Maastricht University 2018
  • Pr.Eng, Professional Engineer, Engineering Council of South Africa 2016 (Reg. No.20160702)
  • B.Ing, Mechanical Engineering, University of Johannesburg 2007

Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch

 

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Rue Bois Saint-Jean 29, Ougrée 4102 Seraing, Belgique

Recently we have settled in the Liège Science Park in Belgium. On this occasion, we are happy to invite you to our open house and meet you during drinks and an ice cream around 3pm. If you are not available on June 13, do not hesitate to come another day. In this case, please make an appointment via info@vo.eu. Hope to meet you! More about this event

IPBC Global 2019

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IPBC Global is an annual event hosted in the summer. The 2019 will take place in Boston from 16 to 18 June 2019. More about this event

European Patent Seminar

Hotel Excelsior München, Schützenstraße, Munich, Germany

Know the latest ins-and-outs concerning examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. Be updated on the unitary patent and the unified patent court. Anyone wishing to increase his or her working knowledge of procedures for European patents, German utility models or designs as for instance strategic complements or alternatives to patents, should register now for the fourth edition of V.O.’s IP seminar in Munich! More about this event