Year Joined Firm: 1992
Education/Alumni: MSc in Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology (1989)
Languages Spoken: Dutch, English, German, French
Network Memberships: FICPI - Chair of CET Group 6 (Enforcement and Litigation), AIPPI, AIPLA
Leo’s clients are mainly in the field of mechanical engineering. His specialisms are consumer products, medical appliances and ergonomics.
Together with his clients Leo defines their IP strategy and where appropriate files, prosecutes and defends their IP rights worldwide. This also includes challenging third party rights, licensing and FTO studies. Leo has a wide experience in patent cases before the court in The Hague and before the EPO.
Leo is actively involved in the training of new patent attorneys in Dutch, European and international patent practice. Furthermore he is an active member (chair) of the IP enforcement and Litigation group of FICPI, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys.
Key Practice Areas:
- Filing & Prosecution
- Strategy & Advisory
- Construction + Building Materials
- Food & Beverage
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Devices
Last updated 24th April 2018