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Bart Laenen
European Patent Attorney, PhD

Bart Laenen

European Patent Attorney, PhD

Master in Biochemistry

PhD in Sciences

8 Years experience as patent attorney at Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (part of Johnson & Johnson)

Started as independent consultant with LC Patents in March 2007, and provides IP counseling throughout our practice area.

Shana Diliën
Formalities Officer

Shana Diliën

Formalities Officer

4 years experience in Logistics as a Warehouse Assistant where I was responsable for keeping the stock up to date, transport and customs papers, administration of incoming and outgoing goods and orders.

5 years experience as a Customer Service Representative. Solving issues and problems, answering at customers questions, preparing price offers, … were some of the maintasks of a very multitasking and customizable job.

Started as a formalities officer at LC Patents in June, 2016.

Kristof Vrancken
Patent Agent, PhD, Ir.

Kristof Vrancken

Patent Agent, PhD, Ir.

PhD Biology, Master in Bioscience Engineering (Agricultural Phytotechnics & Plant Protection KULeuven)

5 years experience as PhD student at the
Laboratory of Molecular and Physical Plant Physiology, Department Biology,
Faculty of Sciences, Hasselt University

3 years experience as researcher in agricultural science

Started as patent trainee at LC Patents in April 2016 and provides IP support throughout our practice area.

Sara Reekmans
European Patent Attorney, PhD

Sara Reekmans

European Patent Attorney, PhD

Master in Biotechnology

PhD in Medical Sciences

5 Years experience as PhD student in Molecular Biology at the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics of the KUL.

Started as patent trainee and office manager at LC Patents in January 2009 and successfully passed the EQE in 2014. Sara provides IP counseling throughout our practice area, and is the developer and administrator of our proprietary document management system and database.

Stijn Lagaert
European Patent Attorney, PhD

Stijn Lagaert

European Patent Attorney, PhD

PhD Bio-engineer: Major in cell & gene biotechnology

5 Years experience as PhD student at the Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Biochemistry of the KUL.

Started as patent trainee at LC Patents in April 2011 and provides IP support throughout our practice area. Stijn successfully passed the EQE in 2015.

Lieve Coenegrachts
Patent Agent, PhD

Lieve Coenegrachts

Patent Agent, PhD

Master in Biomedical Sciences
PhD in Biomedical Sciences

5 years experience as postdoc at the Research group Gynaecologic Oncology, Department Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, UZ Leuven – KU Leuven.

Started as patent trainee at LC Patents in May 2014 and provides IP support throughout our practice area.

Ann Vander Borght
Patent Agent & Office Manager, PhD

Ann Vander Borght

Patent Agent & Office Manager, PhD

Master in Biochemistry

PhD in Biomedical Sciences

5 Years Post Doc experience in Immunology, Biomedical Chemistry.

6 Years experience as Senior Scientist in Cancer Vaccine Development and monoclonal antibody development.

Started as Office Manager at LC Patents in Januari 2010. Ann is heading our financial department and is our liason with the Belgian Patent Office

Martine Lenaers
Formalities Officer

Martine Lenaers

Formalities Officer

26 years experience as administrative assistant at PPG Coatings, where she has been active as account, credit control assistant, and service center collaborator.

Started as formalities officer at LC Patents in May 2013.

Christ’l Verleyen
Lawyer at the Brussels Bar since 1989.

Christ’l Verleyen

Lawyer at the Brussels Bar since 1989.

Specialization in Intellectual Property Law and corporate Law. 10 years experience in specific IP legal actions. She obtained a MANAMA Intelectual Property at the KUBrussels in 2006.

Independent collaborator with LC Patents since July 2013. In our office, she is active in drafting legal agreements and in protecting our client’s rights during negotiations or in court.

She is also experienced in proposing, filing and defending strong trademark portfolios, both for small and large companies.

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