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René van Duijvenbode

René van Duijvenbode

Managing partner & Dutch and European patent attorney
I am a Dutch and European patent attorney with 15 years of experience in private patent practice. I am a partner at NLO, leading an enthusiastic team of 9 junior and senior patent attorneys passionately helping our clients use IP to their advantage, maintaining their competitive edge.

Expertise

  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Oppositions
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Process technology
  • Food

Originally I had a background in physical, colloidal and polymer chemistry, but over the years I have learned to listen to inventors and appreciate their contributions also outside my comfort zone. My team and I assist our clients when protecting their business whether it concerns small molecules, polymer chemistry, nutrition, health-care, pharmaceuticals, green energy or catalysis, and much, much more.

I have learned to listen to inventors and appreciate their contributions also outside my comfort zone.

While my daily activities involve the full spectrum of patent activities, I am specialised in freedom-to-operate work, oppositions and appeal. Over the last 10 years I have been involved in about 150 hearings at the EPO, and I thoroughly enjoy defending the opponent's or patentee's case in hearings before the Opposition Division and the Boards of Appeal at the European Patent Office.

Please contact me to explore together how I can assist you with growing your business.

Education

  • MSc in Chemistry, Leiden University
  • PhD in Nanoparticle adsorption, Leiden University
Publications