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Peter de Lange

Peter de Lange

  • Chemistry
  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Associate

Peter de Lange joined V.O. in 2011. Previously, he completed an internship with the European Patent Office (Boards of Appeal) while studying chemistry and law. Peter qualified as Dutch patent attorney in 2014 and as European patent attorney in 2015.

His technical expertise is broadly in the field of chemistry and nanomaterials. Applications handled by him relate for instance to polymers, coatings, 3D printing, and inorganic and physical chemistry.

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Peter took a BSc in chemistry and MSc in Nanomaterials (2011) and also obtained a degree in law (LLM cum laude in 2011, next to an LLB). For his law degree, he took graduate courses on European patent law, corporate law, insolvency law and international commercial arbitration.

Peter’s approach is characterized by up-to-date knowledge of procedures and case law and current insight into legal developments such as the unitary patent. In addition, he is eager to learn about new technologies.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O.

Education

  • MSc in Chemistry, Utrecht University (2011)
  • LLM in Law, Utrecht University (2011, cum laude)

Publications

  • Co-author Visser’s Annotated European Patent Convention ed. 2018, 2019, Kluwer (the only regularly updated authoritative article-by-article commentary in English on the European Patent Convention).
  • Contributor to Visser’s Annotated Patent Convention, the 2018 Edition, previously known as the Annotated European Patent Convention, published 15 December 2018.
  • P. de Lange ‘De apothekersvrijstelling in de ROW (alsnog)’, IE-Forumnl 14.02.2019 (IEF 18232).
  • ‘The core of Rule 137(5) EPC is non-unity, not forbidding claims for unsearched subject-matter’, epi Information, June 2018.
  • “Overdracht en overdraagbaarheid van prioriteitsrechten in de ROW” , Berichten IE, July 2018.
  • Co-author review article ‘ Patent law 2016’, BIE March/April 2017.
  • Article ‘ Priority in the Dutch Patent Act: too strict requirements and not enough protection in view of the PLT’, BIE December 2015.
  • Co-author of article ‘The Enlarged Board of Appeal opts for a restricted application of Art. 84 EPC in opposition’, BIE May 2015.
  • Article ‘Securing evidence across borders in EU patent litigation’, IP Value 2014.

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

News

Recommended by JUVE Patent

In May 2020, V.O. was recommended by JUVE Patent in the categories Patent Filing and Prosecution. Listed as recommended individuals are Marco Box, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Otto Oudshoorn and Jetze Beeksma.Continue reading

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

The utility model – a rapid alternative to a patent

A patent application is often the solution for anyone who wishes to officially attach exclusive rights to intellectual property. However, there are alternatives. For instance, in the German market, companies can also choose to protect industrial inventions using a ‘utility model’.Continue reading

Events

Knowledge for Growth 2020

Gent ICC, Ghent, Belgium

Don’t miss the 2020 edition on 10 September and capture the attention of 1,200 high-level life sciences actors from about 550 companies & organisations! The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending the 16th edition of flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. Continue reading

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

Sustainable Plastics & Materials Expo 2020

ATLAS Theater, Raadhuisplein 100, Emmen, Netherlands

The first edition of the Sustainable Plastics & Materials Expo 2020 will take place in Chemical Cluster Emmen in the Netherlands. Continue reading