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Karel de Jong

Patent attorney

“Nowadays, patenting has become the essential ingredient, since creative entrepreneurship and innovative technology do not suffice anymore to generate long-lasting profitable business in the highly competitive information society of today.”
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Karel de Jong

Karel de Jong

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

Prior to joining V.O. in 2002 as a patent attorney, Karel de Jong had first been a scientist for five years, and an entrepreneur for another ten years. As an entrepreneur, Karel gained experience in commercialising patented technology. Karel is a mechanical engineer. He obtained his Master’s degree in 1987 and a PhD degree in 1991.

More information about Karel

Today, as patent attorney at V.O., Karel is involved in various fields of technology, such as building and construction, machinery, vehicles, energy production, shipbuilding, offshore, rapid prototyping, medical devices, packaging, food processing, domestic devices and appliances.

Karel works for a variety of clients, ranging from small and medium sized enterprises, to large companies, universities and research institutes. Whether it involves patenting trajectories all over the world, defending his clients against alleged patent infringement, or assisting his clients in other ways, Karel always aims at delivering quality. Not as a theorist, but with a practical focus on his client’s interests.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (2002-present)
  • Managing director/owner at GPT B.V. (1992-2002)
  • Scientist at Technology Consultancy Center (1987-1992)

Education

  • PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen (1991)
  • MSc in Technical Mechanics/Applied Mathematics, University of Groningen (1987)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of the Training & Examination Committee, Dutch Platform of Formalities Officers (2012-present)

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