Petri van Someren
Partner at Arnold & Siedsma
Petri van Someren is a European patent attorney and a member of the executive board at Arnold & Siedsma. Ms van Someren enjoys the challenge of working closely with a client not only to deal with the technical aspects of an invention, but also to consider strategically the further development and expansion of their patent portfolio. She has been involved in a number of complex international infringement cases, in international disputes and in opposition and appeal cases before the European Patent Office (EPO), up to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (G2/04).
Ms van Someren studied biology at Radboud University Nijmegen, specialising in molecular biology, biochemistry and internal medicine. Since joining Arnold & Siedsma in 1989, she has acquired substantial experience in grant procedures, oppositions and appeal procedures at the EPO in the fields of biotechnology, pharmacy, food technology, environmental technology, medical sciences, diagnostics and contraceptives, and has become a specialist in patenting inventions in the field of plant breeding. She works closely with patent attorneys in countries all over the world to prosecute and defend her clients’ patent portfolios.
Ms van Someren has been counselling a number of clients from the very start, setting up, building and managing their patent portfolio. She maintains close contact with R&D departments and management to help define a company’s patent strategy.
Ms van Someren is also involved in the training of patent attorneys in the Netherlands as a tutor and examiner. She is also an experienced tutor for the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies.