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Peter Looijen

Peter Looijen

  • Engineering
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Peter Looijen obtained his master’s degree in applied physics at the University of Twente in 2003. For his studies he did an internship at the research department of Hilti AG in Liechtenstein, an innovative manufacturer of tools. There he specialized himself  in control engineering.

More information about Peter

During and after his graduation research, Peter has developed himself  in the field of biophysics, especially optical techniques for looking at living processes. In Twente he built a combination of a total internal reflection fluorescence microscope (TIRF) and optical tweezers, and in Milan he designed a combination of a single-molecule fluorescence microscope and magnetic tweezers.

After following another interest and studying Dutch law at the university of Utrecht, Peter worked as a tax lawyer for several years.

Since 2017, Peter has worked at V.O. as a Patent Attorney Trainee, wherein  he can perfectly combine both his academic studies.

Working experience

  • Patent attorney trainee (May 2017-present)
  • Tax lawyer, municipality of Wageningen (Feb 2011-Apr 2017)
  • Tax assistant, municipality of Wageningen (Oct 2004-Jan 2011)
  • Various administrative occupations, municipality of Wageningen (Jun 2003-Sep 2004)
  • Research fellow, University of Milan (Mar 2003-May 2003)

Education

  • Bachelor law, University of Utrecht (2012)
  • Master technical physics, Twente University (2002)

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English

 

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Events

The London IP Summit 2018

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, Verenigd Koninkrijk

The London IP Summit is an industry leading event dedicated to bringing together IP owners, experts and investors to address key challenges and operational issues faced by companies and IP professionals today. More about this event

IPPLA 3rd Annual Meeting 2018

Omni Hotel, California Street, San Francisco, Californië, USA

Annual Meeting of International Intellectual Property Law Association, Inc. (IIPLA) is the leading event in the West USA. Attended by hundreds of participants from more than 35+ countries. More about this event

APAA General Assembly 2018

Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi, India

The Asian Patent Attorneys Association ("APAA") is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region (including Australia and New Zealand). More about this event