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Harm van der Heijden

Harm van der Heijden

Partner & Dutch and European patent attorney
I am a Dutch and European Patent Attorney, primarily active in the fields of electronics, communications technology and software. As a partner of NLO, I lead a team of junior and senior patent attorneys helping our clients to maintain their competitive edge by protecting and asserting their intellectual property.

Expertise

  • Computers/Software
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Telecommunications
  • Mechanical Engineering

I find that life as a patent attorney is never dull, with every day bringing exciting new challenges. Whether it is a thorough investigation of the details of a client’s new invention, a particularly contentious litigation, or a peculiarity of national patent law to overcome, there is always something new to dive into.

With a PhD in plasma physics and a previous career as an industry researcher and developer in signal processing software, medical devices, and integrated circuit design, I have ample technical experience in different fields which I now apply as a patent attorney. Besides drafting and prosecuting patent applications, I am also involved in patent litigation procedures and license negotiations.

Whether it is a thorough investigation of the details of a client’s new invention, a particularly contentious litigation, or a peculiarity of national patent law to overcome, there is always something new to dive into.

Education

  • MSc in Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • PhD in Plasma Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology
Publications