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Harrie Marsman

Harrie Marsman

  • Chemistry
  • European and 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

Well-prepared for the future

Column by Cees Jansen, former chairman V.O. After 26 years, I have left V.O. I was chairman for the last 12 years, a task that I have passed on to Herman Witmans. This is a good moment to look back.Continue reading

Recommended by JUVE Patent

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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

Events

Knowledge for Growth 2020

Don’t miss the 2020 digital edition on 9 and 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 participating in 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

IP World Summit 2020

Hilton London Syon Park, Park Road, Isleworth, Brentford, UK

IP World provides the opportunity to network with senior IP professionals from across the Globe, and from global corporates across the high tech, telecoms, software, pharmaceutical, retail, FMCG, online and oil & gas industries. 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