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Since joining forces with Pronovem a year ago, AWA has been flexing its strengthened muscle across five offices to further cement its position in Europe. Bolstered by the former firm’s four decades of experience and impressive filing capabilities, the newly minted powerhouse continues to assist innovators through smart prosecution and portfolio management, forward-thinking strategy, a keen eye for emerging threats and decisive input on market plans. A broad bench of talent includes life sciences specialist Eric Van Malderen and material scientist Dieter Heck, who have jointly been assisting Galactic and its engineering subsidiary Futerro in strategy work for several of their patent applications, as well as offering freedom-to-operate analyses. Van Malderen has a background in molecular biology, while Heck “manages files with professionalism and consistency”. A meticulous EPO advocate and a newcomer to the IAM Patent 1000 this year, Marc Lerho draws on his PhD in biophysical chemistry in overseeing strategy and handling oppositions for international research centre CRM Group, whose strategy he oversees and oppositions he handles.