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Raimondo Cau

Raimondo Cau

  • Hightech & Electronics
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Before starting his career as a patent attorney, Raimondo Cau was inventor and co-founder of a medical robotics startup in which he was active as CTO until it had reached a mature stage.

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He led the company’s R&D and IP program and was involved in several fundraising activities. He is used to keeping an overview in complex matters and dealing with various stakeholders across disciplines and levels. Raimondo has a background in Mechanical Engineering (PhD), a system-thinking attitude and is specialized in robotics, (opto)mechatronics, precision engineering and medical devices.

Working experience

  •  Trainee patent attorney, V.O. (2020 – present)
  •  CTO and cofounder, Microsure (2016 – 2020)
  • IEC/ISO technical standard committee member (2017 – 2019)
  • Project leader, Medical Robotic Technologies (2014 – 2016)
  • Mechanical designer, MAN Turbo (2008 – 2009)

Education

  • ISO 14791 Risk Management for Medical Devices (2016)
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Control Systems Technology, Medical Robotics, Eindhoven University of Technology (2014)
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Control Systems Technology, Precision Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (2009)
  • International Baccalaureate English Level A2 (near native), Cambridge Undergraduate Study (2002)

Publications

  • Cau R. Robotic Manipulator Interface for Hinged Surgical Tools. EP3363401 (A1)
  • Cau R. Surgical Robotic System with Carriage and Manipulator Unit. EP3366255 (A1)
  • Cau R. Microsurgical Robot System. EP2731535 (B1), US9351796 (B2)
  • Van Mulken TJM, Schols RM, Scharmga AMJ, Winkens B, Cau R, Schoenmakers FBF, Qiu SS, van der Hulst RRWJ. First-in-human robotic supermicrosurgery using a dedicated microsurgical robot for treating breast cancer-related lymphedema: a randomized pilot trial. Nat Commun. 2020;11(1):757
  • Van Mulken TJM, Scharmga AMJ, Schols RM, Cau R, Jonis Y, Qiu SS, van der Hulst RRWJ. The journey of creating the first dedicated platform for robot-assisted (super)microsurgery in reconstructive surgery. Eur J Plast Surg. 2020;43:1-6
  • Van Mulken TJM, Boymans CAEM, Schols RM, Cau R, Schoenmakers FBF, Hoekstra LT, Qiu SS, Selber JC, van der Hulst RRWJ. Preclinical experience using a new robotic system created for microsurgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018;142(5):1367-1376
  • Van Mulken TJM, Schols RM, Qiu SS, Brouwers K, Hoekstra LT, Booi DI, Cau R, Schoenmakers F, Scharmga AMJ, van der Hulst RRWJ. Robotic (super) microsurgery: Feasibility of a new master-slave platform in an in vivo animal model and future directions. J Surg Oncol. 2018;118(5):826-831
  • Cau R, Schoenmakers FBF, Steinbuch M, van Mulken TJM, van der Hulst RRWJ. Design and preliminary test results of a novel microsurgical telemanipulator system. 5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, Sao Paulo, 2014, pp. 352-356
  • Cau R. Design and realization of a master-slave system for reconstructive microsurgery. Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology; 2014

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

 

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

IPBC Europe 2020

Shelbourne Hotel, Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

Europe’s foremost conference about IP value creation. On 19-21 October, the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel will play host to corporate IP leaders from across Europe and beyond when they meet to discuss what world-class IP portfolios, strategies and service provision look like – and how to achieve them. Continue reading