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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

  • 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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News

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We are proud to announce that V.O. will be sponsor of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AMSIA) 2018, of which the finals of the Award will be held for the thirteenth time on Tuesday 19 June 2018.Continue reading

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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

Knowledge for Growth

Gent ICC, Ghent, Belgium

Don’t miss the 2018 edition on May 17th and capture the attention of 1,300 high-level life sciences actors from about 550 companies & organisations! The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending the 14th edition of flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. 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