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Michiel van Rooij

Michiel van Rooij

  • Engineering
  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner

Michiel van Rooij joined V.O. in 1999 after he had studied semiconductor nanotechnology at the department of Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology.

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He gained wide experience in drafting and defending patent applications in fields ranging from applied physics, food processing and mechanical engineering to information technology. Michiel has successfully defended his clients’ rights in numerous patent litigation and opposition proceedings.

Michiel’s efficient, expeditious way of working has been commended by his clients, ranging from small businesses to multinationals.

Between 2013 and 2021, Michiel was a board member and treasurer of the Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys (Orde van Octrooigemachtigden).

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (1999-present)

Education

  • MSc in Physics, Delft University of Technology (1999), Major in semiconductor nanophysics

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

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Events

Unitary Patent Package Conference 2022

Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam - Amstel, Joan Muyskenweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Finally the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court will become reality! In January 2022 Austria ratified as the 13th country and the new system will be up and running in the second half of 2022. So, patent professionals get prepared! Continue reading

IP Service World 2022

Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre, an IHG Hotel, 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