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Erika Robert

Erika Robert

Trainee patent attorney
Since early 2019, I have been working at NLO as a trainee patent attorney in the physics and mechanics sector. I enjoy supporting clients in obtaining the most adequate patent protection for their inventions.


  • Physics
  • Semiconductors
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials science
  • Thin-film solar cells

Since 2019, I have been living in the Netherlands where I specialise in patents and am training to become a European patent attorney. Originally from France, I decided early on that my interest in both science and learning foreign languages should take me abroad. 

I studied physics (BSc and MSc) in a trinational course (FR, GE, LU) in French, English and German. Later, I worked as a doctoral researcher to investigate new and environmentally friendly semiconductor compounds for use as sunlight-absorbing layers in thin-film solar cells. After completing the project, I decided to gain patent knowledge and become a patent adviser to see the bigger picture of innovation. 

As a patent consultant, I enjoy helping clients make a difference to what matters to them.

I speak fluent English and native French. I understand Dutch and German well. 
In my spare time, I enjoy cycling and more generally being active outdoors. 


  • Bsc & Msc in Physics in the Saar-Lor-Lux program involving three universities (2013): University of Luxembourg, University of Saarland (Germany) and University of Lorraine (France)
  • PhD in Physics at the University of Luxembourg (2018)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law at Bournemouth University (2019)