I am client-oriented, listening to inventors to capture the gist of their inventions while paying attention to the bigger picture, helping aligning patent protection with the client’s business needs. Hereby, explaining complex legal matters in an accessible way is a key endeavor.
I received training as an electrical engineer (‘burgerlijk ingenieur’) and as doctor in Engineering, both at Ghent University. I worked as Network Architect at Bell Labs - Nokia Belgium (then Alcatel-Lucent Antwerp), where I co-wrote patents as an inventor. Subsequently I became a postdoc/professor at Ghent University, leading research on networks, computer architecture and scheduling, teaching engineering students about ICT for several years, and working at Kyoto University for three months. I write about science and technology for Eos Wetenschap, where I am a member of the Advisory Board. In 2015, I was awarded with the KVAB academy prize for science outreach.