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Peter ten Haaft

Peter ten Haaft

Associate partner & Dutch and European patent attorney
I'm specialised in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy/Medicines and Food/Nutrition. Particularly in molecular biology, molecular diagnostics, immunology, biotechnology, genomics, biochemistry and microbiology.


  • Antibody
  • Biotechnology
  • Gene therapy
  • Oligonucleotide
  • Plants

I have extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting complex patent applications, IP strategies and oppositions and appeals at the EPO. I work for universities and university-based startups as well as research institutes and multinationals.

Previously, I have worked as a European and Dutch patent attorney at the patent department of DSM/Gist-brocades in Delft (Netherlands). I was also associated with the R&D department of DSM/Gist-brocades and TNO/BPRC in Rijswijk. 


  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Utrecht University