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News 12 Jun 2019

8 NLO patent attorneys "highly recommended" in IAM 1000-2019

The IAM Patent 1000 'The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019' identifies the top patent practioners in key jurisdictions around the globe. In the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000 NLO and 8 patent attorneys have received a 'highly recommended' ranking for 'Prosecution' in The Netherlands and a 'recommended' for 'Prosecution' in Belgium.

IAM about NLO: "NLO has a rich tradition of excellence in intellectual property going back 130 years and is one of the largest IP consultancies in Europe, with a presence in the Netherlands and Belgium. A pathfinder for leading innovators as they launch state-of-the-art products and create new businesses, it can be counted on for high-quality, high-efficiency prosecution and tailored strategic advice. In Belgium Steven Sarlet is key contact on the high-tech side."

Recommended individuals

"At the cutting edge of intellectual property for over 130 years, NLO has rich experience guiding patrons on patent strategy and protecting their innovations. Matched by only one other, the firm has eight individuals recommended for prosecution in the IAM Patent 1000, such is the depth of its technical bench. Standouts in the mechanical engineering and medical device areas are Maarten Ketelaars and Paul Clarkson. Ketelaars is “highly engaged and enthusiastic about his work” in a way that is infectious and has an enhanced level of commercial knowledge given his business management experience at the firm. Former EPO examiner Clarkson speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish and loves facilitating international business and connections." Paul Clarkson is also the highest scoring NLO attorney with filing patent applications at EPO.

NLO can be counted on for high-quality, high-efficiency prosecution and tailored strategic advice.
IAM Patent 1000 - 2019 edition

"In the high-tech domain, Hans Bottema and Hans Hutter take charge; physicist Bottema understands the importance of patents as business assets first hand as a result of his time spent in-house. Hutter is a go-to for leading players in the telecoms industry. Able to call on Bart Swinkels, Arthur Meekel, Mari Korsten and David Bot and get a fast and quality response, companies in the life sciences are well served by NLO. “Swinkels is one of the best attorneys in the industry and the complete package.” He is great at analysing competitive landscapes and handling contentious matters nationally and at the European level. Meekel comes from an organic and biochemistry background and specialises in EPO oppositions and appeals. Former Novartis man Mari Korsten, meanwhile, is “excellent in a patent litigation context”. Bot is the leading food and nutrition patent expert in the country."

About the research

The IAM Patent 1000 identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, fulltime analysts, the publication  identifies the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms, in 48 of the world’s most important jurisdictions and 18 US states.

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