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Hans van Muiden

Hans van Muiden

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  • Patent information specialist

Hans has been working as a patent information specialist at V.O. Patent & Trademarks since 2006. A challenging job, in which one always has to be able to quickly familiarize oneself with inventions in a wide variety of technical fields.

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As a mechanical engineer Hans has worked for 22 years in various industries in various positions in the field of R&D and product development. He has further specialized in plastics technology and precision mechanics. For the industry he wrote, among other things, invention notices in order to obtain patents on new products and processes. At a certain point it was a logical step to continue his career as a patent information specialist.

Good coordination with the patent attorney and the client is essential to achieve an efficient and unambiguous report. Hans likes to work with the client on tracking down specific patent databases, making optimal use of his search skills and the client’s professional knowledge.

Working experience

  • 14 years patent information specialist with QPIP certification (2019) at V.O. Patents &Trademarks in The Hague
  • 15 years medical industry in the North of the Netherlands
  • 8 years mechanical engineering within VMF Stork in the West and North of the Netherlands


  • Advanced + Basic Patent Information Course, GO courses
  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Ing.
  • Eindhoven University of Technology, Register Polymerologist (RPK) Certificate,
    IBW Utrecht, Business Administration


  • Dutch
  • English (very good command)
  • German (very good command)
  • French (good command)

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