Liesbet Paemen

Partner at De Clercq & Partners

Liesbet Paemen is Partner at De Clercq & Partners, an established firm of experienced IP professionals in Belgium. She is heading the firm’s branch office in Leuven.

Ms Paemen holds a PhD in Animal Biology from the University of Leuven, Belgium. She has several years of post-doctoral experience at the Department of Neuroimmunology at the State University of New York and at the Department of Molecular Immunology of the REGA Institute (University of Leuven, Belgium).

Prior to joining De Clercq & Partners in 2008, Ms Paemen worked as a patent counsel in the IP Department of Bayer Cropscience NV and headed the biotech IP department in the firm Bird Goën & Co.

Ms Paemen is a qualified European Patent Attorney with extensive patent practice experience in all fields of biotechnology and related life sciences.

Her 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 freedom to operate, infringement and validity of IP rights.
  • Acting as an expert for the Belgian courts in descriptive seizure proceedings
  • Acting as an expert in litigation before Belgian civil courts in IP matters
  • Portfolio management, advice and strategy
  • General strategic and legal advice in IP matters

Ms Paemen is a member of LES and AIPPI. Furthermore, she often lectures on IP-related topics at conferences, the Catholic University of Leuven, the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, the University of Antwerp and the Free University of Brussels (PharmEd programme).

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

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