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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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