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Fré Hipgrave Ederveen

Patent attorney

‘To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. (Thomas Edison)’
Fré Hipgrave Ederveen

Fré Hipgrave Ederveen

  • Engineering
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Fré Hipgrave Ederveen studied Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. During his studies he completed a traineeship at the R&D department of the world’s leading integrated steel and mining company in Ghent, where he researched the abrasion resistance of steel. During his traineeship he specialized in metallurgy and tribology.

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Fré continued the abrasion research for his master’s thesis project at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering in Delft with a comprehensive analysis of the correlation between the system dependent variable abrasion and intrinsic material properties, to design novel abrasion resistant steel alloys.

Driven by his passion for innovation and broad interest in technology he started his career in the oil and gas industry on a collaboration between private companies and research organizations in a so-called Topconsortia for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI) project. In this context he worked closely with the Dutch research institute TNO to optimize offshore gas production from assets in the North Sea, especially maturing gas assets, which have a strong dynamic behaviour.

Working experience

  • Trainee Patent Attorney, V.O. (2016-present).
  • Production Optimization Engineer, Wintershall Noordzee B.V. (2015-2016).
  • R&D Engineering Trainee, ArcelorMittal Global R&D Gent (2012-2013).

Education

  • MSc in Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology (2014).
  • BSc in Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology (2014).
  • Minor: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technology.

Publications

  • Xu, X., Hipgrave Ederveen, F. C., van der Zwaag, S., & Xu, W. (2016). Correlating the abrasion resistance of low alloy steels to the standard mechanical properties: A statistical analysis over a larger data set. Wear, 368-369, 92-100.
  • Xu, X., Xu, W., Hipgrave Ederveen, F. C., & van der Zwaag, S. (2013). Design of low hardness abrasion resistant steels. Wear, 301(1-2), 89-93.

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English

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Events

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

APAA Council Meeting 2019

Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan

The Asian Patent Attorneys Association ("APAA") is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region (including Australia and New Zealand). The 70th Council Meeting of the APAA and the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the APAA will take place at the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei International Convention Center, Le Méridien Taipei and Humble House Taipei in Xinyi District (near Taipei 101). The APAA 2019, scheduled for 8 to 12 November, will be an opportunity for all participants to explore a wide range of IP hot topics presented in committee meetings, workshops, and networking. On behalf of V.O., Marco Molling and Otto Oudshoorn will attend the meeting. Click here for more information.   Continue reading