Peter ten Haaft

Peter ten Haaft

Associate partner

Dutch and European patent attorney

  • Immunoglobulin
  • Biotechnology
  • Gene therapy
  • Oligonucleotide
  • Plants
Dutch and English

Peter joined NLO in 2011. Previously, he worked as a European and Dutch patent attorney at the patent department of DSM/Gist-brocades in Delft (Netherlands). He was also associated with the R&D department of DSM/Gist-brocades and TNO/BPRC in Rijswijk. 



Peter specialises in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy/Medicines and Food/Nutrition. Particularly in molecular biology, molecular diagnostics, immunology, biotechnology, genomics, biochemistry and microbiology. He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting complex patent applications, IP strategies and oppositions and appeals at the EPO. Peter works for universities and university-based startups as well as research institutes and multinationals.



Peter has a PhD in Molecular Biology from Utrecht University. In 2009, Peter became a Dutch and European patent attorney at DSM/Gist-brocades in Delft.


More information

Peter is the author and co-author of over 50 scientific papers on molecular biology and molecular diagnostics.



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