- Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys
Senior Associate at VO Patents & Trademarks
Marco Box is head of VO’s Leuven office, having been a patent attorney at the firm since 2003. Mr Box began his career as an instrument designer at Optel in 1997, before becoming an engineer at Frencken Mechatronics in 2000. With a background in physics and instrument design and engineering, Mr Box has a broad understanding of all aspects of mechanics, electronics and information technology.
Mr Box is experienced in the fields of optics, software, general mechanics and fine-mechanical constructions.
Mr Box’s specialisms include agriculture, appliances, building industry, civil engineering, construction physics, constructions, consumer products, drive systems, electrical engineering, energy and sustainability, engineering, fluorescence imaging, food and beverage processing systems, geophysics, imaging, industrial design, informatics, information technology, ion and electron physics, IP due diligence, litigation, machines and tools, mathematics, mechanical engineering, mechanics, mechatronics, medical devices, medical diagnostics, medical imaging, medical software, offshore, open source software and hardware, optics, orthoses, packaging, physics, precision farming, sensors, spectroscopy, telecommunication, ultrasound, vacuum systems and vehicles.
Mr Box graduated in technological design from the Stan Ackermans Institute in 1997, having received his MSc in applied physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 1994.
The IAM Patent 1000 2017 described Mr Box as: “a physics, mechanics and electronics maven who has lately been concentrating on software-related patents. The judicious drafter also knows his way around opposition proceedings. He recently obtained technology rights for 3ax BV’s pioneering bicycle pedal.”