Joëlle Van Malderen

Head of AWA Benelux at AWA
Ranked in Defensive patent aggregation, IAM/IC, IP management consultancy, Legal, Licensing, M&A, Technology transfer, Valuation
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Joëlle Van Malderen has a rare depth of substantive patent law knowledge and cultivated expertise in other areas of intellectual property. She secures valuable rights for her clients but does so with strategic and commercial purpose.

Joëlle Van Malderen's Profile

Joëlle Van Malderen is head of AWA Benelux and AWA Switzerland. She is a European patent attorney, as well as a Belgian and Luxembourg patent attorney, and has extensive experience in IP prosecution. She is also a Benelux and European trademark and design attorney. Ms Van Malderen is a member of the AWA Group management team.

Ms Van Malderen has been working in private practice with IP law for more than 30 years. She earned her civil engineering master’s degree in physics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and spent time as an assistant lecturer at the university after graduation.

She is adept at handling complex patent and trademark cases, having represented clients before national and European patent and trademark offices for over three decades.

Ms Van Malderen assists her clients with strategies that defend or attack IP rights, including infringement, nullity actions, unfair competition and compensation claims.

She is also an active part of the IP community, engaging in lectures and courses including as a tutor on European patent law for the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies diploma in patent litigation at the University of Strasbourg, an external expert for the WIPO and as a tutor for IP-related courses at the University of Brussels.

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