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Steven Verlinden

Steven Verlinden

Trainee patent attorney
I joined NLO as a trainee patent attorney in 2019 and I work in the team led by Jaap Mannaerts. With a background in organic and peptide chemistry, I provide services to clients who are active in the field of chemistry or pharmaceuticals.


  • Chemistry
  • Pharma
  • Polymer chemistry

Before I joined NLO, I served as a teaching assistant at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) while working towards my PhD in organic chemistry.

As a trainee patent attorney, I keep in close touch with the most recent developments in research and newest inventions. My background as a researcher allows me to understand the ideas my clients want to protect, while my professional training in patent law provides me with the tools to protect these ideas.


  • MSc in Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Doctor of SciencesĀ in Organic Chemistry
  • Professional training as a patent attorney (since 2019)


  • S. Verlinden et al, Org. Biomol. Chem, 2015, 13, 9398-9404.
  • S. Verlinden et al, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2016, 35, 5807-5812.
  • S. Verlinden et al, Chem. Eur. J., 2019, 25, 2840-2851