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Niels Zelders

Niels Zelders

Dutch and European patent attorney
I am a European and Dutch patent attorney, specializing in preparing patent applications and overseeing their progress through the Dutch, European or international application procedures. I also advise on infringements in the Netherlands and assessments of patents’ potential strengths and weaknesses.


  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Medical Technology

My work focuses specifically on inventions in the electrical engineering, signal processing and mechanical engineering sectors. I have wide-ranging experience in computer and communication systems, mobile telephony, image processing, electromagnetic and electromechanical technology (including electron-beam lithography, optical sensors, radio, radar and MEMS), medical physics and ultrasound.

After a degree in physics I worked as a researcher and adviser at TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), specializing in signal processing and electromechanical effects. Having completed training as a Dutch and European patent attorney I worked for an international law firm, where I gained broad-ranging knowledge of patent litigation and IP protection strategies.

Away from work I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children, as well as playing rock guitar.


  • Physics, Leiden University