Partner at IPLodge
Michaël Beck is a partner at IPLodge, where he practises as a European, Belgian and Dutch patent attorney.
As a physical engineer with several years’ industry experience, he maintains a patent practice covering the physical and mathematical sciences. His preferred technological domains include physics and thermodynamics, automotive, electronics, data communications, cryptography and authentication.
Mr Beck holds a master’s in law from Antwerp University, where he continues to be involved in academic research. With this legal background and his considerable experience in post-grant proceedings, including opposition cases before the Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, Mr Beck likes to look beyond the patent prosecution phase from the start. This involves identifying relevant legal and economic elements that may affect the valorisation of clients’ ideas, and often includes finding additional ways to protect inventions by creating synergies with other types of IP right. This proactive attitude dovetails with IPLodge’s mission to provide legal and IP services in all stages of the innovation lifecycle and leave clients with a stronger IP portfolio.
Besides proceedings before various patent offices, Mr Beck’s experience covers due diligence, licence negotiations, start-up creation, descriptive seizures, infringement opinions and international litigation support.
Mr Beck has published numerous articles on technology and law, and is a co-author of the first comprehensive book on the new Belgian patent law. He routinely teaches courses for prospective patent attorneys.