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Hajo Kraak

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Hajo Kraak

Hajo Kraak

  • Chemistry
  • Life Sciences
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner

Hajo Kraak has been a patent attorney at V.O. since 2007. Prior to V.O. he worked as in-house patent counsel in the chemical industry (fibers, electronic materials, chemicals, coatings) and in research-based pharma. Hajo continues to work for chemical as well as pharmaceutical companies. He graduated in organic and polymer chemistry at Leiden University (1987), and has been active in patents ever since.

More information about Hajo

As a patent attorney Hajo has dealt with a broad range of chemical, pharmaceutical, and nutritional sciences and technologies. He gained considerable experience in obtaining patents and conducting opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office, including oral proceedings, and in international patent litigation. Also, he has been active in conducting patent due diligence investigations and in developing patent strategies for various businesses, including life cycle management in pharma.

Hajo is a member of the Dutch delegation for the EPI Council and a tutor for the Dutch qualifying examination.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (2007-present)
  • Head of Global Patent Department, Organon (2001-2007)
  • Member of IP Managent Team, Akzo Nobel (2001-2007)
  • Senior patent attorney, Organon (1997-2001)
  • Management team patent department, Akzo Nobel (1995-1997)
  • Patent counsel, Akzo Nobel (1987-1997)

Education

  • MSc in Organic and Polymer Chemistry, Leiden University (1987)

Directories

  • A former in-house counsel at AkzoNobel, Kraak is a legal and scientific polymath who is a heavyweight in the Dutch IP scene (IAM Patent 1000, 2018).
  • Chemistry maestro Hajo Kraak is a trusted partner for clients seeking bulletproof patent portfolio advice (IAM Patent 1000, 2017).
  • Hajo Kraak is a high-flying chemist. He has plentiful chemical and pharmaceutical industry experience to draw on; with a flair for oppositions and litigation (IAM Patent 1000, 2016).
  • Chemical, pharmaceutical and nutritional sciences sage Hajo Kraak makes his debut in the guide this year. While many attorneys here have industry experience, Kraak is particularly good at communicating in the in-house language; prior to joining the firm, he spent two decades in senior patent roles at Akzo Nobel and Organon (IAM Patent 1000, 2015).

Professional & Community Activities

  • Tutor CEIPI course for European patent qualification (1993-2003)
  • Tutor Professional Education Dutch Patent Attorneys (as of 2000)
  • Member EPI Council for The Netherlands

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Italian

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News

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Events

Product case game: Heineken THE SUB

TU Delft Faculty 3mE, Instruction room L, Mekelweg 2, Delft, Netherlands

Exclusively for TU Delft students we, together with Vattenfall Solar Team, 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. And not in the least place, how a multinational reduced its carbon footprint. Win the game and THE SUB is yours! More about this event

Knowledge for Growth 2019

Gent ICC, Gent, België

Don’t miss the 2019 edition on 9 May  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 15th 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. More about this event

INTA Annual Meeting 2019

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The INTA Annual Meeting is the largest and most influential gathering of brand owners and intellectual property (IP) professionals from around the world and from across industries. Join the 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, May 18‒22, 2019, and you’ll leave with fresh perspectives, critical insights, best practices, and knowledge about new market trends to drive your organization forward. More about this event