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Mathijs Baert

Mathijs Baert

Trainee patent attorney
I joined NLO in 2021 as a trainee patent attorney with a technical background in chemistry, polymers and drug development. My objective is to aid you in protecting your inventions and help you develop and manage an IP portfolio tailored to your business strategy.


  • Chemistry
  • Pharma
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Process technology
  • Food

Prior to joining NLO, I worked as an assistant at Ghent University, which allowed me to both pursue my passion for innovative research during a PhD and share my love for science as a part-time teaching assistant.

During my PhD, I investigated a novel and green type of liquid chromatography using temperature-responsive polymers as a stationary phase.

I have always had a keen interest in law with a specific affection for intellectual property law, which is what drove me to study law at the Free University of Brussels as a working student during my PhD, where I’m currently finishing my master of laws with a focus on intellectual property law.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Free University of Brussels (2022
  • PhD in Chemistry, Ghent University (2021)
  • Preparatory Course Master of Laws, Free University of Brussels (2019)
  • BSc & MSc in Chemistry, Ghent University (2015)


  • I am the author and co-author of several peer-reviewed articles in renowned international journals.