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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.

Michiel is a member of the Board 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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Well-prepared for the future

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Recommended by JUVE Patent

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Two prizes for V.O.

This January, the Netherlands’ office of V.O. was crowned the best patent firm of 2019. This selection as the ‘Netherlands Patent Attorney Firm of the Year’ was announced by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR).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