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Helen Hochstrasser

Helen Hochstrasser

  • Hightech & Electronics
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Helen graduated as an electrical engineer at KU Leuven. Within the broad field of electrical engineering she has chosen digital signal processing as specialization and has conducted her thesis work in the context of ultrasonic signal processing.

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During her studies, she has gained experience in software as well as hardware development during student jobs. In addition, she was employed by KU Leuven as a student assistant to organize training sessions of engineering science courses.

Education

  • MSc in Engineering science: Electrical engineering, KU Leuven (2021)
  • BSc in Engineering science: Electrical engineering (major) – Computer science (minor), KU Leuven (2018)

Languages

  • Dutch (first language)
  • English (advanced)
  • French (intermediate)
  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • German (intermediate)

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Events

Unitary Patent Package Conference 2022

Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam - Amstel, Joan Muyskenweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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IP Service World 2022

Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre, an IHG Hotel, Hochstraße, München, Germany

Europe’s largest IP Convention & Trade Fair, the IP Service World, is a very unique event. It is the perfect mixture of a comprehensive trade fair and a top-class convention with contributions from leading experts. Continue reading