Spring direct naar de hoofdnavigatie of de inhoud
‘IP rights are means, not an end.’
Marco Molling

Marco Molling

  • Chemistry
  • European, Dutch and Belgian Patent Attorney, European Patent Litigator
  • Partner

Marco had worked for five years for a small company specialised in laboratory equipment, before joining V.O. in 2000. In this company he was involved in product development, international marketing and project management. This experience helps in staying empathic towards SMEs and their specific challenges, although he also serves the interests of scientific institutes and multinationals.

Continue reading

Marco’s IP expertise lies in the general field of chemical patents, with an emphasis on food technology, process technology and industrial biotechnology. Further, he is particularly interested in the fields where chemistry and other disciplines meet, e.g. medical technology and laboratory technology. The main focus of his work is on drafting patent applications, prosecution in various jurisdictions, European oppositions and – occasionally – litigation.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (2000-present)
  • Product specialist, application scientist, product development manager, Prince Technologies/Helena BioSciences (1995-2000)

Education

  • MSc in Chemical Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology (1994)

Directories

  • “Marco Molling […] brings a broad understanding of chemical technology and earns praise for being highly responsive, supportive and a great communicator. He is always clear and accurate, and acts quickly while remaining in contact with the local examiners and his clients” (IAM Patent 1000, 2023)
  • “For error-free, efficient and effective prosecution, Marco Molling is a sure-fire bet. The seasoned partner – who has experienced company life in a variety of roles – understands the needs of his clients precisely and calibrates every action to address them directly” (IAM Patent 1000, 2021).
  • Recognized as IP Star (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) by Managing Intellectual Property.
  • Recommended Individual (IAM Patent 1000, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023).
  • “Working closely with SMEs, Marco Molling brings vast chemical patent expertise to the table, as well as carving out a niche for himself in food technology and health food products” (IAM Patent 1000, 2019).
  • “With his extensive experience in research and development, chemical aficionado Marco Molling is cognisant of the importance of securing impervious protection for intellectual assets. A schooled prosecutor, he excels in oppositions before the Belgian, Dutch and European patent offices” (IAM Patent 1000, 2018).
  • “Chemical engineering and food technology are strong suits for high-flier Marco Molling, who can unerringly acquire protection for difficult-to-patent inventions” (IAM Patent 1000, 2017).
  • “Marco Molling successfully defends the interests of clients before the EPO – he is always proactive and communicative, which ensures his strategy aligns with arguments in parallel litigations” (IAM Patent 1000, 2015).

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

Also see these experts

Hajo Kraak

Hajo Kraak

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney, European Patent Litigator
  • Partner
Tamara Idema

Tamara Idema

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney, European Patent Litigator
  • Associate
More experts

News

Podium – Tagworks Pharmaceuticals

In this section we give a stage to start-ups and scale-ups that develop groundbreaking products or services. This time: Tagworks Pharmaceuticals from Nijmegen.Continue reading

Innovative idea? Enter the first NL Startup Competition and win €10,000 in prize money!

Groundbreaking ideas can change the world. Does your startup focus on social impact, energy transition, digital progress or solutions for the circular economy? Then enter the first ever NL Startup Competition and win € 10,000 prize money, valuable networking opportunities and new knowledge and inspiration. V.O. Patents & Trademarks is pleased to support this competition […]Continue reading

RVO helps entrepreneurs do business

Entrepreneurs make the Netherlands economically stronger and society increasingly sustainable. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) contributes to this by encouraging them to invest in solutions to societal challenges.Continue reading

Events

JCI Flemish-Brabant Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2024

De Hoorn, Sluisstraat, Leuven, Belgium

JCI Flemish-Brabant Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Our society is constantly changing. And let that be precisely the goal of Junior Chamber International ("JCI"): to bring about positive changes in our society.

Continue reading

Knowledge for Growth 2024

Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp, Koningin Astridplein, Antwerp, Belgium

The crème de la crème of the Belgian life sciences community is present at flanders.bio's annual Knowledge for Growth conference, which brings together decision-makers from the biotech, pharma and medtech, agriculture and chemical industries, as well as investors, universities, top research institutions, policy makers and competence providers.

Continue reading

INTA Annual Meeting 2024

Georgia World Congress Center, Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Meet the most influential trademark professionals from around the world and from all industries at the largest gathering of its kind at INTA's annual meeting.

Continue reading