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Marco Box

Marco Box

  • Engineering
  • European, Dutch and 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

  • Recommended Individual (IAM Patent 1000, 2020).
  • Great to work with in telecommunication disputes (JUVE Patent 2020).
  • 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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Recommended by JUVE Patent

In May 2020, V.O. was recommended by JUVE Patent in the categories Patent Filing and Prosecution. Listed as recommended individuals are Marco Box, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Otto Oudshoorn and Jetze Beeksma.Continue reading

Events

IP World Summit 2020

Hilton London Syon Park, Park Road, Isleworth, Brentford, UK

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

IP Service World 2020

Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre, Hochstraße, München, Germany

Europe’s largest IP Convention & Trade Fair, the IP Service World, is a very unique event. It is the perfect mixture of a comprehensive trade fair and a top-class convention with contributions from leading experts. Continue reading