- Dutch Institute of Patent Attorneys
Dutch and European Patent Attorney at De Vries & Metman
Ferry van Looijengoed studied applied physics at the University of Groningen, specialising in semiconductor and superconductor physics. In addition to applied physics, he also has a degree in materials science, as well as a law degree from the University of Leiden.
Mr van Looijengoed joined De Vries & Metman in 2002. Before that, he worked at the Dutch Patent Office as an examiner and for the patent department of KPN focusing on telecommunication patent application drafting and prosecution.
Mr van Looijengoed’s field of expertise includes electronics and information and communication technology, including telecommunications, computer-implemented inventions, computer hardware, user interfaces and business methods. In particular, he has been involved in most patent litigation cases in these fields in the Netherlands over the past decade. These litigation cases often relate to standard-essential patents requiring detailed analysis of often highly complex telecommunications standards.
Mr van Looijengoed is the chair of the Disciplinary Council for the Dutch Institute of Patent Attorneys, the body that oversees the professional behaviour of Dutch patent attorneys. In addition, he is a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the European Patent Institute, the body that oversees the professional behaviour of European patent attorneys.
Mr van Looijengoed is the only patent attorney in the list of IAM Global Leaders for the Netherlands.