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Bas Peters, MSc

Partner/Owner, Dutch and European Patent Attorney
Bas Peters

"Protecting intellectual property requires a close collaboration with the client. It is important that we understand what the client intends to achieve with the registration of specific intellectual property rights"

"This understanding allows us to provide optimal advise on the possibilities and strategies for obtaining said rights. This applies to both the type of intellectual property rights (Patents, Utility Models, Designs, Trademarks, etc.) for obtaining the desired protection, as well as the countries for which the client would like to obtain the intellectual property rights. We strive to discuss this in a personal consultation with the client, preferably at the location of the client."

As a patent attorney, Bas mainly drafts and prosecutes patent applications and designs. The success of a patent depends to a great extent on a good description of the invention in the patent application. On the one hand, a description is sufficiently broad to provide a sufficient scope of protection against competitors and which can not be easily circumvented. On the other hand, it has to be sufficiently detailed so that the patent is not easily invalidated during court proceedings. To draft a good description of the invention, it is essential that the patent attorney thoroughly undestands the invention and the possible applications of the invention. That is why we strive to discuss the subject of the invention extensively in a personal consultation with the inventor, prior to drafting the patent application. Usually, this consultation takes place at the location of the client so that prototypes and drawings can be viewed to better understand the invention.

Sebastian Peters works for Vriesendorp & Gaade since 2002. He became one of the directors of Vriesendorp & Gaade in 2010, and partner/owner in 2013. He represents many clients from Medium and Small size firms from the Netherlands and abroad before the European Patent Office, Netherlands Patent Office and the WIPO. Sebastian has handled several opposition cases in respect of European patents, including appeal procedures, and assisted in several infringement and nullity proceedings in the Netherlands.

Sebastian is, inter alia, responsible for establishing and maintaining the relations with associate Patent and Law firms in the Far East, in particular with associate firms in China, Japan and Korea. He regularly visits our associate firms in this part of the world.

Background information

After obtaining a college degree in polytechnics Sebastian worked at the Laser Lab of the applied Physics department of Akzo Nobel Central Research, in particular on Laser material processing and Laser spectroscopy. During his tenure at Akzo Nobel, he studied Physics at the University of Nijmegen, where he graduated in 1997.

Sebastian started his career as a Patent Attorney in 1999 at the Patents Department of Philips, where he was a member of the team responsible for the patent portfolio of Display Tubes and Polymer LED’s.

Expertise

Due to the combination of a broad Polytechnical and University education in Physics, specialized experience in industry (see below) and more than 15 years of experience in drafting and prosecution of Patent Applications, Sebastian is a skilled and all-round Patent Attorney. His specific expertise lies in the fields of Physics, Optics, Electronics, Sensors, Detection systems, and Lithography.

Memberships

Bar Association of Dutch Patent Attorneys
CVO - Contactgroep Vrije Octrooigemachtigden
EPI - European Patent Institute
FICPI - International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
AIPPI - International Organisation for the Protection of Intellectual Property