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

Johannes van Melle

  • Hightech & Electronics
  • European and 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.

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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 editor in chief of the V.O. newsletter IP Leads and 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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Jobfair Vlaamse Technische Kring (VTK) 2024

Brabanthal, Brabantlaan, Leuven, België

The VTK Jobfair will take place on Thurday 14 March 2024. The Jobfair falls during an interesting time for students to find out what the business market has to offer. It is the ideal opportunity for students to get in touch with companies through VTK.

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Graduate Jobfair Ghent 2024

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