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Arthur Meekel

Arthur Meekel

Partner & Dutch and European patent attorney
I was in the process of becoming a scientist when I got bitten by the patent bug. It has been 20 years since I decided to switch careers and become a Dutch and European patent attorney. And I’ve never regretted my decision. My background in organic chemistry, biochemistry and biotech means I can provide our clients with detailed, strategic IP advice in a wide range of fields.


  • Supplementary protection certificate (SPC)
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Pharma
  • Oppositions
  • Food
  • Medicines

Over the years I have developed into a specialist in opposition and appeal procedures at the EPO, where I attend 15 to 20 hearings a year. Another fascinating area where I play a role is in supplementary protection certificates. I also enjoy being actively involved in the Dutch patent attorney training programme as I know how important it is to share knowledge and experience.

    Adding further dynamism to NLO’s pharmaceutical offering is Arthur Meekel, a dab hand on supplementary protection certificates (SPCs).
    IAM Patent 1000 - edition 2017


    • Chemistry, University of Amsterdam
    • PhD in catalytic antibodies, University of Amsterdam