- Dutch Institute of Patent Attorneys
Dutch and European Patent Attorney at De Vries & Metman
Arnt Aalbers studied mechanical engineering at the Delft University of Technology and graduated in the field of process equipment. In December 1993 he started work at the patent department of AkzoNobel, where he became a Dutch and a European patent attorney in 1997. Mr Aalbers joined De Vries & Metman in 1999 and became a partner in January 2001.
In addition to extensive litigation in the Netherlands and Germany, Mr Aalbers’s work includes patent applications (drafting, filing, foreign filing, prosecution), oppositions (oral proceedings and appeal), legal opinions on patentability, validity or infringement, clearance studies, due diligence, assistance during licensing, acquisition or divestment, and educating trainees. His practice cover technical fields that include industrial non-wovens and geosynthetics, solar cells, fuel cells, aramid products (fibres, pulp), composite materials for aircraft, loop reactors, process/energy engineering, hydraulics, heavy machines (eg, cocoa presses, ball mills, flow forming, dies for aluminium extruders), electronic products (eg, OLED, shielded connectors, optical switches), offshore equipment, dispensers, packaging, kegs, explosive cleaning, consumer products and medical devices.
Over the years, Mr Aalbers has served as a tutor on a course run by Professor Kayton in Los Angeles and Washington DC, a member of the European Qualifying Examination Committee III (D paper), a board member of the Dutch group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, treasurer of the 75th anniversary committee of the Dutch Institute of Patent Attorneys, an elected member of the epi council and a tutor at the Centre for Post-academic Legal Education at Radboud University. Mr Aalbers is also currently a member of the board of the Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys.