Partner at Arnold & Siedsma
Rogier Brouwer is a European patent attorney and partner at Arnold & Siedsma. He is a civil engineer and graduated in applied sciences from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The service he offers to customers is based on extensive experience acquired in industrial and academic surroundings. Until recently, Mr Brouwer lectured in material science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Over a period of 20 years, he combined his teaching role with various R&D-related management positions at chemicals group DSM, where he also completed his studies as a patent attorney. Before becoming a partner at Arnold & Siedsma, Mr Brouwer worked as an independent patent attorney for patent offices in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Mr Brouwer knows the ins and outs of the industrial sector, is able to consider customer needs and can approach issues from a variety of angles. As industrial attorney, he has considerable experience defending patents in opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office, and is very well versed in the strategic issues surrounding intellectual property. As an independent attorney, he is able to realise tangible results for his clients by listening, reacting quickly and effectively, and using his extensive technical and conceptual knowledge to propose solutions.