Associate Partner at Arnold & Siedsma
Yannick Philippaerts is a European and Belgian patent attorney and associate partner at Arnold & Siedsma. He entered the patent profession straight after school in 2007. Over the years he has become an experienced patent attorney with an entrepreneurial spirit. During the early years of his career, Mr Philippaerts worked mainly with local inventors and small and medium-sized enterprises. In the past five years, however, he has shifted his focus towards opposition and appeal proceedings, as well as national disputes. Mr Philippaerts excels in thinking along with the client, he communicates clearly and he provides no-nonsense advice.
Since 2013, Mr Philippaerts has been a guest lecturer at the Catholic University of Leuven and the University of Hasselt, teaching the basics of patent law to master’s students. He is also actively involved in the training and coaching of trainee patent attorneys at Arnold & Siedsma.
Mr Philippaerts has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patents. He also gained a lot of experience in conflict situations both before the national courts of Belgium and before the European Patent Office. It is in these types of situation that his ability to think outside the box is particularly prominent. In every case, Mr Philippaerts is willing to go the extra mile for the benefit of the client.