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Harrie Marsman

Patent attorney

‘Even in doing your day-to-day job, you are likely to invent.’
Harrie Marsman

Harrie Marsman

  • Chemistry
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Of counsel

Harrie Marsman started working at V.O. in 1989, where he was a partner up to his retirement in June 2018. Before joining V.O. he studied chemistry at Radboud University Nijmegen. Since July 2018, Harrie has been associated with V.O. as an of-counsel.

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His specialisms are polymer chemistry, food technology, (bio)physical chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Harrie has also gained particular expertise in the formal aspects of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the European Patent Convention,and has considerable experience in dealing with oppositions and attending oral hearings before the European Patent Office. Harrie has experience in patent cases before the court in The Hague.

As a tutor, Harrie assists trainees in the preparation for the European qualification examination (CEIPI). He is also senior lecturer Practical Skills Chemistry for the Dutch qualification examination.

Since July 2007, Harrie had been the financial director of V.O. and he had been responsible for coordinating the training of the trainees and junior associates. He was member of the board of directors of V.O.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (1989 – June 2018)

Education

  • MSc in Chemistry, Radboud University Nijmegen (1988)

Publications

  • Brinkhof, J.J., Marsman H.A.M. and Murashige K.; Limiting the Risks of Patent Infringement, In: Starting a Business in the Life Sciences; Ed. Henrik Luessen; Editio Cantor Verlag, Aulendorf (2003), pp 158-168

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of the executive committee of the Foundation for the Dutch Patent Attorney Education (SBO)

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • French (basic)

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News

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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. Continue reading

Improve your practical knowledge at the IP Academy – Basic

Winthontlaan 6, 3526 KV Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Follow the annual course on patents, trademarks and designs. For innovative entrepreneurs who wish to improve their intellectual property (IP) know-how, V.O. Patents & Trademarks organizes a basic course on IP on Thursday 26 September. 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). Continue reading