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Current Experience

  • IP Counsel
    Since April 2007
    managing all aspects of company IP (patents, trademarks, oppositions, re-examinations, FTO-analyses, IP-evaluation of new targets)

Past Experience

  • Patent Counsel
    July 2001 --- March 2007
    managing patent portfolio related to HCV (hepatitis C virus) diagnostics and therapeutics, including oppositions FTO & infringement analyses

  • Intellectual Property Liaison
    May 1999 --- July 2001
    managing & expanding patent portfolio in start-up phase

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    August 1997 --- April 1999

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    May 1995 --- July 1997

  • Research Council
    February 1994 --- January 1995
    post-doctoral research


LinkedIn Assessment :
PatentabilityPatentsLife SciencesBiotechnologyIntellectual Propertymolecular biologyCellTechnology transferBiochemistryTrademarksPharmaceutical IndustryR&DPatent LitigationPatent ProsecutionBiopharmaceuticalsProtein chemistry


  • PhD in Applied Biological Sciences in PhD thesis "Antifungal proteins from Brassicaceae: their Structure, Expression and Function" from University of Leuven in 1994
  • Master Applied Biological Sciences (formerly Bio-Engineer) in industrial microbiology and biochemistry / cell-and gene-technology from University of Leuven in 1990

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes