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Dirk de Jong

Patent attorney

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Dirk de Jong

Dirk de Jong

  • Hightech & Electronics
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Associate

Dirk de Jong started his career as a patent attorney in 1991 after having worked for Philips in research and development in the field of pattern recognition and image processing. He continued to work for Philips and its spin-out NXP as a patent attorney before joining V.O. in 2007.

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As a physicist, Dirk has a broad focus on all aspects of high-tech, in particular informatics, signal processing, data processor designs, semiconductors, optics, lighting, thin film technology and mechatronics.

As a patent attorney Dirk has been involved in various IP-related activities including negotiations, patent revaluations and infringement cases, typically in the field of memory management and processor design.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (2007-present)
  • NXP IP department (2006-2007)
  • Philips IP&S (1991-2006)
  • Philips Research (1985-1991)

Education

  • Certificate Natural Language Processing (2013, Online course Columbia University via Coursera.org)
  • Certificate Machine Learning (2012, Online course Stanford University)
  • Certificate Artificial Intelligence (2011, Online course Udacity)
  • MSc in Technical Physics, Delft University of Technology (1985), with specialization Signal Processing
  • BSc in Technical Physics, HTS Rijswijk (1978)

Publications

  • “Dutch Supreme Court again reviews Art. 69 EPC”, MIP International Briefing July-August 2012
  • “Court rejects Novartis injunction request”, MIP International Briefing September 2009
  • “Method for the perspective display of a part of a topographic map, and device suitable for performing such a method ” US5161886 (1992) and US5161886 (2001)
  • “Method of displaying navigation data …” US5115398 (1992)

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

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News

Food fight: ‘BIG MAC’ EU trademark (provisionally) revoked

The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently revoked the ‘BIG MAC’ EU trademark of fast-food chain, McDonald’s. According to the EUIPO, the name of the hamburger that is known across the world was not sufficiently demonstrated to be used in the European Union. At first glance, it appears an unusual decision.Continue reading

Column – Intellectual property in the interest of patients

Deploying artificial intelligence to identify the risks of heart conditions even earlier. Using nano-techniques, medicines can be administered exactly where they are needed, while the patient is still lying in the ambulance.Continue reading

V.O Promotions

Annemie Jaeken (Leuven office) and Huub Maas (Utrecht office) have been appointed as partners, and Marlon Blood (Munich office), Martin Klok (The Hague office) and Rutger Timmer (Eindhoven office) are now Senior Associates.Continue reading

Events

2019 AIPPI World Congress – London

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Londen, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Annual World Congress of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle). Continue reading

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! Continue reading

Product case game: Heineken THE SUB

V.O. Patents & Trademarks, Winthontlaan 6/G, Utrecht, Netherlands

Exclusively for for all students who have participated in the TU/e Contest, WUR Challenge, TU Delft Contest and UT Challenge we organize a special product case game. Make a deep dive into the innovative world of home draught beer with Heineken’s THE SUB. Via this game you will gain insight into the role of Intellectual Property during the development of this stunning device. Win the game and THE SUB is yours! Continue reading