Partner at Arnold & Siedsma
Nele D’Halleweyn is a European attorney and partner at Arnold & Siedsma. She studied electrical engineering at Leuven University, specialising in telecommunications and micro-electronics, and obtained a PhD degree at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom).
At Arnold & Siedsma, Ms D’Halleweyn specialises in European patent work, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, conducting opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office and advising in patent litigation in various European countries. The main technology areas that drive her practice are electronics, telecommunications, information computer technology, printing technology, semiconductors, material science, medical technology and mechanics.
Ms D’Halleweyn derives satisfaction from the combination of keeping up with technical innovations together with the legal and commercial implications of inventions. In addition, developing winning arguments in complex oppositions or litigation is a challenging task of which she never gets bored. Further, Ms D’Halleweyn is experienced in determining a company’s IP and related business strategies, and enjoys playing a part in making a business successful using a good IP strategy.
Ms D’Halleweyn is a board member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. She is also a tutor teaching Belgian patent law and is co-author of Octrooien in België: een praktische leidraad, ISBN 9789048626601, edited by Die Keure.
Previous testimonials for Ms D’Halleweyn include the following:
- “Nele D’Halleweyn is a quick problem solver and patent strategy mastermind with a talent for ringfencing her clients in advantageous positions in highly competitive markets. She is a quick study on electrical and mechanical technologies, and possesses an agile commercial mind.” (IAM 2020)
- “Some of the most praiseworthy feedback is reserved for Nele D’Halleweyn, who conducts sterling European patent work across many high-tech fields.” “Nele quickly understands the nature of her clients’ problems and identifies appropriate solutions.” “Having her on side adds tremendous value to a company.” “She comes up with new technical ideas that are often broader than the initial ideas that clients want to patent.” (IAM Patent 1000)