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Jan Willem ten Dam

Patent attorney

“Drafting and amending patent claims are like solving a puzzle; finding a solution may be easy, the problem is how to find the most effective solution. ”
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Jan Willem ten Dam

  • Engineering
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Associate

In 2010, after working as an independent designer, Jan Willem ten Dam started his IP career by joining V.O. as a trainee patent attorney. Jan Willem graduated from the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology. During his studies, Jan Willem gained experience in product development by working for several startups and medium sized companies.

More information about Jan Willem

Working in a patent firm enables Jan Willem to use his creativity. One of the most rewarding aspects of his job is finding the essence of an invention and drafting patent claims that cannot be “bypassed” easily by a competitor. Jan Willem’s expertise mainly lies in mechanics, especially in the fields of consumer products and medical devices. He also practices in varying other fields such as packaging, offshore and agriculture.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney (2010-present)

Education

  • MSc in Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology (2008)

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

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Events

WJA Munich Conference

Courtyard by Marriott München Ost, Orleansstraße, München, Duitsland

On 3 and 4 May, the WJA Munich Conference will take place in Munich city center. During this two-day event, lawyers, judges, attorneys, students, and professionals from around the world will discuss a variety of IP topics. More about this event

Workshop Searching in patent databases

Biopartner Center Leiden, J.H. Oortweg 21, Leiden

As a follow up to the successful event Protecting Your Business of 28 March, Gulliver in cooperation with RVO organizes four additional workshops with respect to Intellectual Property. Two of the workshops will be co-presented by experts from V.O. More about this event

ASTP Proton Annual Conference

LIEGE Palais des Congrès, Liège, België

The ASTP Proton Annual Conference will take place from 23-25 May 2018 in Liège (Belgium). This year's theme is 'Technology Transfer in a Changing Environment'. More about this event