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Ann De Clercq is Managing Partner at De Clercq & Partners, a Belgian IP firm that she founded in 1998.
Ms. De Clercq is a qualified Belgian and European Patent Attorney with extensive patent practice experience in all fields of biotechnology and related life sciences as well as in mechanical engineering.
Her areas of practice include:
Ms De Clercq is Chairwoman of the Biotech Committee of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI) as well as EPI council member for Belgium.
Furthermore, Ms De Clercq is a member of LES, AIPPI and the “Genootschap voor Intellectuele Eigendom” (Society for Intellectual Property in Flanders).
Ms De Clercq has lectured on several IP related topics at conferences, the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, the University of Antwerp and the Free University of Brussels.
Year Joined Firm: 1998 (Founder)
Network Memberships: EPI, INTA, AIPPI, LES, CIOPORA, Society for Intellectual Property in Flanders
Last updated 30th October 2020