A European patent attorney is your best choice for protecting your inventions in Europe.
Protecting inventions in Europe is more than filing European patent applications within pre-determined deadlines and hoping for the best.
It’s about anticipating emerging markets and changes to your industry, and knowing how competition might affect your intellectual property rights moving forward. It’s about having a trusted advisor looking out for your IP investment for the long term – from determining a patent’s validity, to drafting a claim, to legal advice regarding future infringement.
Belgian and European Patent Attorney services
At Patenthuis, we represent clients at the Belgian Patent Office and European Patent Office for the following services.
- Drafting patent applications for filing at the European Patent Officeor the national patent office in Belgium
- European patent prosecution
- European patent oppositions and appeal
- Providing legal opinions on the validity of a patent and related to infringement and avoidance of infringement
- Patent searches
When do you need a European or Belgian patent attorney?
If you are a a potential applicant for a European patent from outside Europe and you want a patent application filed at the European Patent office, you are legally obliged to use a European patent attorney. Similarly, if you don’t live or have your business in the EU, you need to be represented by a Belgian patent attorney for filing a patent application in Belgium.
About BertJan Kamphuis
With over 15 years of management and technical experience in international business, BertJan Kamphuis is a Belgian and European patent attorney offering expertise on optimising the role of patents in a company’s overall business strategy.
Before his work in European and Belgian patent law, Kamphuis worked as an R&D project leader and as technical customer advisor at a Belgium-based multinational manufacturer of various high-tech metal-based materials.
While his focus as a European patent attorney lies in the fields of process technology, materials science, physical chemistry, metallurgy, catalysis, powder and particle technology, BertJan Kamphuis represents clients seeking patent representation across multiple fields and technologies.