Head Patent Search & Analysis – VO, The Netherlands
Bart van Wezenbeek started his career in the patent field after he had worked in pharmaceutical research for more than 12 years. H had spent almost three years as a patent information specialist before he switched in 1990 to the patent attorney profession. From his biology education and pharmaceutical experience, Bart is well suited to deal with inventions in all biological and life science areas, from food and feed applications to deep sequencing and from microbiological diagnostics to gene therapy. Bart has further specific experience in plant related inventions and molecular biological diagnostics. Bart is currently heading our patent search and analysis department. Next to his work at V.O. he is involved in the training of trainee patent attorneys and patent information specialists. Further, he is a deputy justice in the Appeal court in The Hague and a member of the Disciplinary Board of Appeal of the EPO.