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‘Different parts of patent law seem to a certain extent to conflict. I enjoy exploring the fault lines that such conflicts create. I am mindful of such fault lines when obtaining patents for my clients and strive to exploit them when defending my clients.’
Marlon Blood

Marlon Blood

  • Hightech & Electronics
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Senior Associate

Marlon Blood has worked for many years as IPR manager in Japan for one of the world’s leading mobile communication companies before joining V.O. In this capacity, he acquired substantial experience in contentious IP matters, including the assertion and defense of standard-related mobile communication patents and related litigation.

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Marlon has substantial experience in IP acquisition, including pre-filing invention identification and evaluation, drafting, and prosecution. He has considerable experience in acting before the EPO in opposition and appeal proceedings.

Marlon’s current practice and previous experience encompass a broad range of technologies including mobile communication devices and networks, software, lasers, loudspeakers, mail processing systems, capsule-based coffee machines and angling equipment. He read electronic engineering at Reading University, UK.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O (2009-present)
  • Patent Attorney, Private practice (2006-2009)
  • IPR Manager in one of the world’s leading telecommunication companies (1995-2005)
  • Patent Attorney, Private practice (1991-1995)

Education

  • BSc in Electronic Engineering, Reading University, UK

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

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Events

Jobfair Vlaamse Technische Kring (VTK) 2024

Brabanthal, Brabantlaan, Leuven, België

The VTK Jobfair will take place on Thurday 14 March 2024. The Jobfair falls during an interesting time for students to find out what the business market has to offer. It is the ideal opportunity for students to get in touch with companies through VTK.

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Graduate Jobfair Ghent 2024

Flanders Expo, Maaltekouter, Ghent, Belgium

De Graduate Jobfair Ghent 2024 is organized by the Ghent University Association.
(Almost) graduated and looking for your first challenging job? Or, looking for further education after your bachelor (BA) or master (MA)? Get to know the current job market and a wide range of further study opportunities.

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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.

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