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Vincent van Dam, Ph.D.

Dutch and European Patent Attorney
Vincent van Dam

“Flexible and practical. Each client has his or her own specific needs. This requires custom work. Together we can determine a strategy that fits.”

Vincent supports a flexible and practical approach. His activities include drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the field of chemistry in its broadest sense and he has experience with patent applications in the fields of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, molecular biology, horticulture, food and materials. Vincent is an expert in the field of supplementary protection certificates (SPCs).

Vincent works as a patent attorney at the chemistry department of Vriesendorp & Gaade since 2011. He was sworn in as a Dutch patent attorney in 2015. In the same year, he passed the European Qualifying Examination and became a European patent attorney.

Background information

Vincent studied Molecular Biology at the University of Leiden. After obtaining his Master’s degree in Molecular Biology in 2003, he started to work on PhD project at the Chemical Biology & Organic Chemistry department of Utrecht University. The purpose of this project was to find new targets for future antibiotics and to investigate mechanisms that are involved with cell wall synthesis of bacteria. The project culminated in his PhD thesis “Transmembrane transport of peptidoglycan sub-units across the bacterial cytoplasmic membrane”. After this, Vincent became a postdoctoral researcher at the Molecular Microbiology department at Utrecht University where he focussed on the development of a vaccine against the meningitis causing bacterium Neisseria meningitidis.

Expertise

Because of Vincent’s practical experience in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology, he has in depth knowledge on subjects as recombinant DNA techniques, PCR, fluorescence spectroscopy, ELISA, various chromatographical methods, purification of proteins, peptides, lipids, DNA and RNA, photolabelling, fluorescent and radioactive labelling, and (2D) electrophoresis, protein-protein interactions, protein-lipid interactions, gene/protein expression, bioinformatics, proteomics, phospholipid membranes, antimicrobial peptides, oligosaccharides, membrane biogenesis, reconstitution of proteins in liposomes, biofilm formation, bacterial cell wall synthesis, design of recombinant proteins, design of polynucleotides, optimizing protein expression, protein (re) folding and development of vaccines.

Memberships

Bar Association of Dutch Patent Attorneys
EPI - European Patent Institute