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‘To explore, together with a client, how the best IP protection can be obtained is for me the logical next step after an invention has been made.’
Frits Michiels

Frits Michiels

  • Life Sciences
  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Senior Associate

Frits Michiels has had an extensive scientific career in both knowledge institutes and biotech companies. From 2004, he was employed as IP manager at Galapagos Genomics BV and subsequently also at other Dutch biotech startups, such as Agendia and Merus. He has worked for V.O. since 2006.

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He is specialized in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, diagnostics, signal transduction, and medical biotechnology. His clients are primarily knowledge institutes and start ups. He is involved in patent prosecution and strategic advice.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (2006-present)
  • Merus (2006)
  • Galapagos Genomics (1999-2005)
  • Senior Scientist at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (1994-1998)
  • Post-Doc, Amsterdam Medical Center (1991-1993)
  • PhD research at Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Munich (1985-1990)

Education

  • PhD in Genetics, Radboud University Nijmegen (1990)
  • MSc in Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen (1984)

Publications

  • Michiels, GAM Damages extended to after termination of a tort. MIP Vol 205: 94-95 (2011)
  • JP ten Klooster, EE Evers, L Janssen, LM Machesky, F Michiels, P Hordijk and JG Collard. Biochem J. 397, 39–45 (2006)
  • GJ Arts, E Langemeijer, R Tissingh, L Ma, H Pavliska, K Dokic, R Dooijes, E Mesić, R Clasen, F Michiels, J van der Schueren, M Lambrecht, S Herman, R Brys, K Thys, M Hoffmann, P Tomme, H van Es. Genome Res 13, 2325-32 (2003)
  • A Malliri, RA van der Kammen, K Clark, M van der Valk, F Michiels & JG Collard. Nature 417, 867-871 (2002)
  • F Michiels et al. Nature Biotech 20, 1154-1157 (2002)
  • R Engers, E Springer, F Michiels, JG Collard, HE Gabbert. J Biol Chem 276, 41889-97 (2001)
  • WO2002057463 Swap/counter selection; a rapid cloning
  • WO2002070744 Adenoviral library assay for E2F regulatory genes and methods and compositions for screening compounds method
  • WO2005124342 Methods and means for treatment of osteoarthritis

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

News

Recommended by JUVE Patent

In May 2020, V.O. was recommended by JUVE Patent in the categories Patent Filing and Prosecution. Listed as recommended individuals are Marco Box, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Otto Oudshoorn and Jetze Beeksma.Continue reading

Two prizes for V.O.

This January, the Netherlands’ office of V.O. was crowned the best patent firm of 2019. This selection as the ‘Netherlands Patent Attorney Firm of the Year’ was announced by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR).Continue reading

The utility model – a rapid alternative to a patent

A patent application is often the solution for anyone who wishes to officially attach exclusive rights to intellectual property. However, there are alternatives. For instance, in the German market, companies can also choose to protect industrial inventions using a ‘utility model’.Continue reading

Events

Knowledge for Growth 2020

Gent ICC, Ghent, Belgium

Don’t miss the 2020 edition on 10 September and capture the attention of 1,200 high-level life sciences actors from about 550 companies & organisations! The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending the 16th edition of flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. Continue reading

IPBC Europe 2020

Shelbourne Hotel, Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

Europe’s foremost conference about IP value creation. On 19-21 October, the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel will play host to corporate IP leaders from across Europe and beyond when they meet to discuss what world-class IP portfolios, strategies and service provision look like – and how to achieve them. Continue reading

Sustainable Plastics & Materials Expo 2020

ATLAS Theater, Raadhuisplein 100, Emmen, Netherlands

The first edition of the Sustainable Plastics & Materials Expo 2020 will take place in Chemical Cluster Emmen in the Netherlands. Continue reading