Bart van Wezenbeek is a patent attorney with a technical background in biotechnology (see cv). He has spent the first part of his career as a researcher in the pharmaceutical industry, where he then made a move into IP. From there he went on as patent information specialist, further qualifying as patent attorney and legal counsel, being active also in a small biotech company and finally in private practice.
Next to his day-to-day work involving mainly patent activities, but also experience in trade marks and designs, he has also been heavily involved in training activities, such as
- trainings to prepare for the European Qualifying Examination for patent attorneys,
- tutoring at the IPKM masters course in IP in the University of Maastricht and
- educating patent information specialists both in The Netherlands and in India,
- organising and speaking at seminars for patent professionals.
Finally he has extensive legal experience, as a legal counsel in writing contracts, but also as a deputy justice sitting in panels at the Appeals Court in The Hague, as a member of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office, as a member of the Disciplinary Council of the Dutch Order of Patent Attorneys, and in writing annotations for the Kluwer’s IP database.