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Kim Tan

Patent attorney

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Kim Tan

  • Engineering
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner

Even before considering becoming a patent attorney, Kim was involved in drafting a patent application resulting from a design project in the course of his studies. His interest in innovation strategies and management of R&D is reflected in the attention he pays, together with his clients, in establishing an optimal fit of activities in the field of patents and other intellectual property to the business strategy of his clients.

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As a patent attorney, Kim has particular expertise in the fields of office equipment, medical devices, software and business method related inventions dairy farm equipment, well engineering and maritime engineering.

Kim’s activities range from advisory (e.g. strategy, patentability and freedom to operate, valuation) through drafting applications, prosecution to infringement litigation, in which he has a vast experience.

Kim is Head of the Groningen office.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (1987-present)

Education

  • MSc in Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology (1987)

Publications

  • F J Sijtsma, R van Niele, et al; Uitgevonden in het Noorden: octrooien als maatstaf voor innovatie in Groningen, Friesland en Drenthe; ISBN 9789036719896 (2004)
  • A H K Tan, Beoordeling octrooi-aanvragen software is versoepeld, Automatiserings Gids 17-3-2000, nr. 11, blz. 19

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member organizing committee 60th anniversary Dutch Patent Attorney Association (1996)
  • Member of management committee (2003-2008) and training and juniors committee (1998 – now), VW DTP (sailing club)

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • French

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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