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Marco Box

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Marco Box

Marco Box

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

Marco Box started his career as a patent attorney in 2003 after having worked in engineering. Having a background in physics and instrument design/engineering Marco has a broad understanding of all aspects of mechanical, electronic and information technology.

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Marco is experienced in the fields of optics, software, general mechanics and fine-mechanical constructions.

In addition, he has specialized in physical and electrical systems and computer systems. He has been involved in a number of infringement cases, e.g. in digital sound / image processing and telecommunications, as well as oppositions.

 

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (2003-present)
  • Engineer, Frencken Mechatronics (2000-2003)
  • Instrument Designer, Optel (1997-2000)

Education

  • Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute (1997)
  • MSc in Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology (1994)

Directories

  • Head of the Leuven office, Marco Box draws on his engineering background to quickly get to grips with his clients’ technologies and always puts himself in their position, thinking strategically and globally about IP value creation (IAM Patent 1000, 2019).
  • Leuven team captain Marco Box’s encyclopaedic knowledge of mechanics and IT “earned him a well-deserved promotion to partner last year and prestige as a go-to guy in these fields”. Box is currently educating inventors on the potential for patenting software to rapidly increase the number of filings in this sector (IAM Patent 1000, 2018).
  • Marco Box is a physics, mechanics and electronics maven who has lately been concentrating on software-related patents. The judicious drafter also knows his way around opposition proceedings. He recently obtained technology rights for 3ax BV’s pioneering bicycle pedal (IAM Patent 1000, 2017).

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German

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News

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Gerard and Anton Awards 2019

Every year, Brainport Eindhoven celebrates the Gerard and Anton Awards festival, named after the two illustrious Philips brothers. Here, prizes are awarded to the 10 most promising startups from Eindhoven that are noteworthy for their combination of applied innovative technology and entrepreneurship.Continue reading

New Meet the Expert location in Liège

Since April, our office has had a second Meet the Expert location in Belgium, namely in Liège, an economic hotspot in the country. The other Meet the Expert location is on the Corda Campus in Hasselt.Continue reading

Events

IP World Summit 2019

Amsterdam, Paul van Vlissingenstraat, Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam

IP World provides the opportunity to network with senior IP professionals from across the Globe, and from global corporates across the high tech, telecoms, software, pharmaceutical, retail, FMCG, online and oil & gas industries. Continue reading

IPBC Asia 2019

Palace Hotel Tokyo, 1 Chome-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan

Returning to Tokyo, IPBC Asia 2019 is set to be the largest yet – building on the phenomenal success of the event since its launch in 2013. IPBC Asia is focused on chief IP officers, heads of intellectual property or their equivalents at major corporates from across Asia-Pacific; and their counterparts at major multinationals Continue reading

APAA Council Meeting 2019

Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan

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). Continue reading