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Kim Tan

Patent attorney

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Kim Tan

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.

More information about Kim

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

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