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Steven Sarlet
News 3 Jan 2019

Steven Sarlet appointed Associate Partner in NLO

The Hague, the Netherlands, 3 January 2019 – NLO, one of the largest intellectual property consultancies in Europe, has appointed Steven Sarlet as Associate Partner with effect from 1 January 2019. Steven is a European and Belgian patent attorney and an expert on technology. His appointment ties in closely with NLO's strategy of pursuing growth in the mechanics, electronics and telecommunications sectors. Mr Sarlet is also expected to make an important contribution to the international focus of NLO and the rapidly expanding international market.

“I am fascinated by new mechanics, electronics and telecommunications technology, and enjoy devising robust strategies for my clients,” he said, adding: “My appointment as Associate Partner means I can continue to develop the business portfolio I have built up over the past two years with the help of a team consisting of four young attorneys and two paralegals. I focus mainly on innovative start-ups, of which there are many in Belgium. So I'm delighted with this recognition by the NLO partners and am looking forward to the future!”

About Steven Sarlet

Steven Sarlet joined NLO two years ago. In his previous career, he worked for IP consultancy Gevers, where he was head of the firm's patent division in Belgium in 2013-2014. Steven is also on the executive committee of the Intellectual Property Expert Group of IE-net, the Flemish engineering association. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from KAHO Sint-Lieven University College in 1997 and followed that with a BA in Germanic languages from the University of Ghent in 1999.

Steven is a European and Belgian patent attorney, specialising in mechanics, electronics, semi-conductors, telecommunications, ICT and computer-generated innovations. He advises on the patentability of inventions, strategies for IP protection, patent infringements and enforcement, patent validity and licensing agreements. He acts for clients in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office and in national and international disputes.

About NLO

With 70 patent attorneys and 15 trademark and design attorneys on its books, NLO is one of Europe's largest intellectual property consultancies. NLO strengthens and protects its clients' innovations, trademarks and designs. Its client base includes multinationals, large and medium-sized Dutch, Belgian and international enterprises, research institutions and government agencies. NLO's head office is located in The Hague, the Netherlands, and it has branches in Amsterdam, Ede and Eindhoven in the Netherlands and in Ghent and Mechelen in Belgium.