Andrej Michalík

Partner at De Clercq & Partners

Andrej Michalík is a partner at De Clercq & Partners, an established firm of experienced IP professionals in Belgium. He heads the firm’s branch office in Hasselt.

Mr Michalík holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovak Republic), and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He also obtained CEIPI’s Diploma on Patent Litigation in Europe at the University of Strasbourg (France).

Mr Michalík is a qualified European patent attorney with extensive patent practice experience in all areas of life sciences including biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biology. He has particular knowledge and expertise in the area of recombinant microorganisms, genetically modified plants and animals, stem cells, regenerative cell therapy, in vitro cell-based assays, proteomics, peptides, glycoproteins, biomarkers, genome editing, diagnostics including nucleic acid- and protein-based diagnostic and screening assays, immune cell therapy, vaccines, organic chemistry and pharmaceuticals, food processing and personal care products.

His areas of practice include:

  • Drafting, filing and prosecution of European and PCT patent applications
  • Drafting and prosecution of national patent applications
  • Oppositions and appeal proceedings before the EPO
  • Oral proceedings before the EPO in examination and opposition
  • Opinions regarding patentability, freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity of IP rights
  • IP due diligence and advice on licences and IP acquisitions
  • Portfolio management, advice and strategy
  • General strategic and legal advice in IP matters

Mr Michalík is a member of LES and AIPPI. He often lectures at conferences and also teaches at the CEIPI courses (ie-net in Antwerp, Belgium) for patent attorney trainees.

Professional associations

  • LES

Firm details

De Clercq & Partners
Edgard Gevaertdreef 10A
Sint-Martens-Latem 9830

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