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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.

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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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News

Well-prepared for the future

Column by Cees Jansen, former chairman V.O. After 26 years, I have left V.O. I was chairman for the last 12 years, a task that I have passed on to Herman Witmans. This is a good moment to look back.Continue reading

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

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