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Isabelle Surdej

Isabelle Surdej

  • Hightech & Electronics
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Associate

Isabelle Surdej studied Physical Engineering at the University of Liège and holds a PhD in Physics from the Ludwig Maximilans University (Munich).

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Before starting her career in Intellectual Property in 2014, she worked as an optical engineer at the European Southern Observatory (Munich), on projects such as the European Extremely Large Telescope project.

Isabelle has deep knowledge in the fields of optics, software, mechanics and physics.

In addition to her work as a patent attorney, Isabelle is a teacher at the Maastricht University to help candidates prepare for the European qualifying examination.

Working experience

  • Patent attorney, V.O. (January 2019 – present)
  • Patent attorney, private practice (2014-2019)
  • Post-doc at Free University Brussels (2011-2012)
  • Optical Engineer at European Southern Observatory ESO (2005-2011)

Education

  • PhD, physics, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich(2011)
  • MSc, physical engineering (2004)
  • BSc, civil engineering (2001)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Non-resident teacher at Maastricht University, Faculty of Law (2018-present)

Publications

  • Challenges in precision and vibration control for physics experiments A. Preumont, R. Bastaits, I. Surdej, and C. Collette, Part I Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, (2012).
  •  On-sky performances of an optical Phasing sensor based on a cylindrical lenslets array for segmented telescopes F. Gonte. R. Mazzoleni, I. Surdej, and L. Noethe, Applied Optics 50, Issue 12, 1660-1667 (2011).
  • Fresnel Phasing of Segmented Mirror Telescopes G. Chanan, M. Troy, I. Surdej, G. Gutt, and L. C. Roberts, Jr., Applied Optics 50, Issue 33, 6283-6293 (2011).
  • On-sky performance of the Zernike phase contrast sensor for the phasing of seg- mented telescopes I. Surdej, N. Yaitskova, and F. Gonte. Applied Optics 49, Issue 21, 4052-4062 (2010).

Languages

  • French
  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Polish

 

News

Recommended by JUVE Patent

In May 2020, V.O. was recommended by JUVE Patent in the categories Patent Filing and Prosecution. Listed as recommended individuals are Marco Box, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Otto Oudshoorn and Jetze Beeksma.Continue reading

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

The utility model – a rapid alternative to a patent

A patent application is often the solution for anyone who wishes to officially attach exclusive rights to intellectual property. However, there are alternatives. For instance, in the German market, companies can also choose to protect industrial inventions using a ‘utility model’.Continue reading

Events

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