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Employees of Los & Stigter

Jacques van Breda is Dutch and European patent attorney and Benelux and European trademark and design attorney. He studied electrical engineering at Delft University of Technology(1978) and Law at the University of Leiden (1984). Jacques serves as a deputy judge in the Appeal court in the Hague.

Jacques practices in a very diverse field of technologies with a focus on patenting mechanical, electronic and software-related inventions. Examples of his areas of expertise range from food processing technology to bicycle parts, and from computer tomography and mammography to sandwich-panels for airplanes. He regularly defends the interest of his clients in the courtroom, and frequently participates in oppositions and appeals at the European patent office, both in the Hague and in Munich with results that far outweigh the odds. Furthermore, Jacques advises clients on licensing and collaboration agreements.

Dr Leon Vogels is a Dutch and European patent attorney.
He studied physical chemistry at the Radboud university in Nijmegen and went on to obtain a doctorate there in crystal growth. He is mainly focused on process technology, biotechnology, chemistry and materials such as semiconductors. He has broad experience of R&D both in industry and for research institutes. Inside of production environments, he has advised on and implemented strategies for protection of intellectual property.

His knowledge and experience are regularly shared in the form of University Lectures. He is furthermore closely involved in processes and entities that bring inventions to the market.

Ir Rienk Rienksma is a trainee patent attorney and joined Los en Stigter in 2015. He graduated from Wageningen University, where he studied biotechnology. His specialization is bioprocess technology, and his major focus lies on the technical part of his study. He has a broad background, ranging from biological processes on a cellular level, organic chemistry, systems and control theory to process technology. This background enables him to interpret a broad variety of inventions and to “translate” these inventions in appropriate patent applications. Currently, he is about to finish his PhD in the computational systems biology field, concerning metabolic modeling of the tuberculosis bacterium.

Ir Ype van Randen graduated from Delft Technical University, where he studied Physics and Mathematics. For many years Mr van Randen was responsible for various R&D teams in the area of product and process development, as well as the patent portfolio of the SKF Group, an leading international company active in the technology of ball and roller bearings and their applications technology. Since joining Los & Stigter, this varied experience is available to clients of Los & Stigter working in a variety of technical areas. Mr van Randen is an authority on advising companies with a focus on technology.

Mr. Lidian de Weert studied Corporate Law at the Radboud Universiteit and Bass Guitar Performance at the ArtEZ Conservatory. She worked as a lawyer for several Amsterdam-based offices that specialize in intellectual property law. She also worked as an attorney-at-law in the Hague, where she counselled entrepreneurs and companies on contract law, privacy law and liability law. Her increasing fascination for intellectual property law brought her to patent office Los en Stigter in 2017, where she now works as a Benelux and European Trademark and Design attorney.

Mr Karin Doornweerd-Boeree graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1994 with a degree in law. Since 2001, she has been employed by Los & Stigter as a Benelux and European trademark and design attorney.

Why Los & Stigter?

  • Founded in 1910

  • Authorized to act for the European Patent Office

  • Protection on a global basis through an extensive network of professional relations

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