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Summary

ph.d. in Biotechnology european Patent Attorney. looking for new opportunities starting may 1. dominique vercammen has experience in both animal and plant Biotechnology. during his ph.d. Research, he worked on tumor necrosis factor and fas, later on cell death and caspases. as a post-doctoral researcher, he studied the functional role and Biochemistry of plant cell death and metacaspases. Expert in cell death, proteases, and RNA interference. after his Career as a Scientific Researcher, he switched to Intellectual Property (ip), starting as junior patent officer at bayer Bioscience in ghent. after that, he worked as a patent counsel at innogenetics n.v. in ghent, which was part of solvay Pharmaceuticals and later abbott laboratories, and now is part of fujirebio Diagnostics. left the company at the end of 2011. qualified european Patent Attorney. he is a Patent Attorney at the syngenta ghent Innovation center (then devgen) since august 2012, a position which will end on 30 apeil 2015. he is looking for new opportunities starting may 1. specialties: scientific Research, Biotechnology, molecular biology, Cell biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, rnai, patent law, Intellectual Property, patent Applications, fto, oppositions, appeals.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Patent Attorney

    Ghent, Belgium
    Since July 2014

Past Experience

  • Patent Attorney

    July 2014 --- April 2015

  • Senior Patent Agent Ghent, Belgium

    March 2013 --- June 2014

  • Senior Patent Agent

    March 2013 --- June 2014

  • Senior Patent Officer Ghent, Belgium

    August 2012 --- February 2013

  • Senior Patent Officer

    August 2012 --- February 2013

  • Patent Counsel Ghent, Belgium

    February 2011 --- December 2011

  • Patent Counsel

    February 2011 --- December 2011
    patent prosecution, oppositions, gatekeeping, fto Analysis, patentability Analysis, advice to legal and business departments

  • Patent Counsel Ghent, Belgium

    May 2009 --- January 2011

  • Patent Counsel

    May 2009 --- January 2011
    patent application filing and prosecution, fto Analysis, ip-related support to legal and Licensing activities in the company, searches, third party watch, oppositions, infringer spotting, gatekeeping, ...

  • Junior Patent Officer Ghent, Belgium

    October 2008 --- March 2009

  • Junior Patent Officer

    October 2008 --- March 2009
    my job at bayer Bioscience was my very first encounter with Intellectual Property. as a Trainee, i was involved in patent prosecution in europe and, through foreign agents, the rest of the world.

  • Senior Scientist Ghent, Belgium

    June 1998 --- June 2008

  • Senior Scientist

    June 1998 --- June 2008
    Research of plant metacaspases, their functional role and their Biochemistry.

  • Senior Scientist

    June 1998 --- June 2008
    Research of plant metacaspases, their functional role and their Biochemistry.

  • Ph.D. Student Ghent, Belgium

    September 1991 --- May 1998

  • Ph.D. student

    September 1991 --- May 1998
    Research of tumor necrosis factor (tnf) and fas (cd95), Cell death, and caspases.

Personality

Self Assessment :
Creative thinkingCuriosityInterest in knowledgeAnalytical thinkingStrategic thinkingProblem solvingProactivity

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Biotechnology Scientific writing R&D Cell biology BiochemistryPatentsIntellectual PropertyFTOPatentability
LinkedIn Assessment :
Bioinformatics implementationmolecular biologyGeneticsCell biologyBiotechnologyPatentsIntellectual PropertyResearchLife SciencesCell CultureDNACell Based AssaysProtein chemistryMolecular geneticsBioinformaticsGenomicsImmunologyProtein ExpressionProteomicsIn VitroPatent LitigationPatent ProsecutionPCRConfocal MicroscopyComputational BiologyMicroscopyPatent preparationWestern BlottingProtein PurificationsciencePatent DraftingFunctional GenomicsSignal TransductionTissue CulturePatentabilityTrade SecretsNeuroscienceStructural BiologySequence AnalysisBiochemistryCellLicensing

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
patent draftingPatent ProsecutionSearchingFTOOpposition

Education

  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Ghent University in 1998
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Ghent University in 1998
  • Master in Biotechnology from Ghent University in 1991
  • Master in Biotechnology from Ghent University in 1991
  • Bachelor in Biology from Ghent University in 1989
  • Bachelor in Biology from Ghent University in 1989

Training and Certification

  • European Patent Attorney in 2014 Certification

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No

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