- Dutch Institute of Patent Attorneys
Dutch and European Patent Attorney at De Vries & Metman
Louw Feenstra studied physics at the University of Leiden, obtained a PhD from the University of Twente and worked as a post-doc researcher at the Free University of Amsterdam and the University of Heidelberg. During this phase of his career he performed experimental research in very diverse fields of physics. His graduate work concerned low-temperature superconductivity and magnetic field sensing (SQUIDS), his PhD work concerned high-power electrical engineering and gas discharge dynamics for operation of excimer lasers – the present-day workhorses of lithography machines. His post-doc work focused on optics and atomic physics (ie, quantum optics).
In 2005 Mr Feenstra changed careers and joined De Vries & Metman to exploit his technical expertise and broad interests in the field of patent law. As a patent attorney he mainly deals with the drafting and prosecuting of patent applications in the fields of physics, mechanical and electrical engineering, including optics, medical devices, consumer products, measurement and control technology, and connectors. His client portfolio includes mainly universities, start-ups and SMEs. Mr Feenstra also takes part in patent litigation for SMEs and multinationals alike, in both domestic and international disputes. His clients praise his technical insight and thorough approach.
Mr Feenstra is chair of the Dutch Association of Private Practice Patent Attorneys.