Dutch and European patent attorney
Willem joined NLO in 2006. He began his career at Eaton Automotive’s R&D department where he spent over six years on projects relating to mirror actuators with a focus on actuation, position sensors and analogue electronics.
Willem specialises in precision technology and mechatronics including sensor technology, actuators and embedded systems. He is also experienced in vibration isolation and automotive technology, especially vehicle safety and driver assistance systems. Willem works for medium-sized enterprises and various startups. He is particularly interested in strategies on how to make distinctions in the market using intellectual property. He also is the (co) inventor of several patent publications.
Willem has an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands, 1999), specialising in mechatronics.
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