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Johannes van Melle

Patent attorney

“It is my working experience through the cycle of many startups that has taught me the value of IP.”
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Johannes van Melle

Johannes van Melle

  • Software / ICT
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner

Johannes van Melle started his career as a patent attorney in 1998 after having worked in an internet startup. As a physicist, Johannes has a broad focus on all aspects of high tech, in particular informatics and semiconductors, optics, fluid systems and mechatronics.

More information about Johannes

Since the start of the office on the High Tech Campus Eindhoven in 2006, Johannes’ focus has been on research and startup companies. As such he has worked through the cycle of many startups and spinouts and familiarized himself with their specific IP needs for professionalizing their business.

Johannes has been involved in a number of infringement cases, typically related to memory management, semiconductor layout and set top box technology.

Johannes is head of the Eindhoven office of V.O.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (1998-present)
  • Kluwer Research (1993-1998)

Education

  • LLM in Dutch law, software and product liability, University of Utrecht (1993)
  • MSc in Theoretical physics, University of Utrecht (1991), particle physics, Hamiltonian walks and scaling

Publications

  • Einerhand M.P.W. and van Melle, J (2004): Patenting of inventions in the field of bio-informatics. In: The new avenues in Bioinformatics, (Seckbach, J and Rubin, E eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, the Netherlands.
  • Pulse shape analysis of CsI(Ti)-PD signals induced by 6-20 MeV alpha-particals and protons, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Reasearch A277 (1989-584) (Van Melle, Kamermans et al.).

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

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Events

The London IP Summit 2018

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, Verenigd Koninkrijk

The London IP Summit is an industry leading event dedicated to bringing together IP owners, experts and investors to address key challenges and operational issues faced by companies and IP professionals today. More about this event

IPPLA 3rd Annual Meeting 2018

Omni Hotel, California Street, San Francisco, Californië, USA

Annual Meeting of International Intellectual Property Law Association, Inc. (IIPLA) is the leading event in the West USA. Attended by hundreds of participants from more than 35+ countries. More about this event

APAA General Assembly 2018

Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi, India

The Asian Patent Attorneys Association ("APAA") is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region (including Australia and New Zealand). More about this event