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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.

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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)


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


  • “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).


  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

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