Annemie Jaeken

Partner at VO Patents & Trademarks

In 2005 Annemie Jaeken began her career as a patent attorney for VO Patents & Trademarks, working on many aspects of the broad mechanical field. Since 2012 she has worked in the firm’s Leuven office.

Ms Jaeken trained as an aerospace engineer and in business administration. After graduating in the field of helicopters at Eurocopter Germany, Ms Jaeken worked in an aerospace research organisation for several years. She then made the switch to the offshore field, where she worked on an engineering project and was involved in offshore installation projects.

Ms Jaeken has been involved in various aspects of protecting and enforcing intellectual property. Today, she works with clients to build and tailor their IP portfolio to their business strategies and assists them in IP negotiations.

Ms Jaeken’s specialisms include aerospace, agriculture, appliances, automotive technology, biomechanics, building industry, civil engineering, constructions, consumer products, electronics, energy and sustainability, engineering, ergonomics, health products, industrial design, IP due diligence, legal scans, licensing, litigation, mechanical technology, mechanics, mechatronics, offshore, optics, shipbuilding, tech starters and valorisation.

Work experience

  • Patent attorney, VO (2005 to present)
  • Project engineering for offshore companies (2001 to 2005)
  • Research projects in the aerospace industry (1998 to 2001)


  • BA and MSc, Rotterdam School of Management (2006)
  • MSc in aerospace engineering, Delft University of Technology (1999)
  • Applied sciences (Burg Ir), KU Leuven (1995)

Professional associations

  • Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys

Firm details

VO Patents & Trademarks
Science Park Arenberg
Gaston Geenslaan 11 B4
Leuven 3001

Contact details

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