"You need to feel when to formulate very clearly or, on the contrary, very broad."



Hans Mertens, M.Sc.


Dutch & European Patent Attorney (partner)


electrical engineering electronics, energy technology, software and information technology, mechatronics and mechanical engineering




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Hans Mertens studied electrical engineering in Delft in The Netherlands and has been a patent attorney with EP&C since 1988. Before that, he worked as a development engineer for a transformer manufacturer (Smit Transformers, Nijmegen). Hans is currently a member of a number of international IP-organisations: FICPI, AIPPI, UNION and LES and is chairman of the Dutch Group as well as Dutch delegate for the Executive Committee of UNION. At EP&C, Hans is responsible for the company’s contacts in Japan and Taiwan.

Hans is a calm and reliable team player with a passion for strategy. “In this profession, we need to understand the technology as well as being able to make the most of the related procedures. We need to be able to predict when to work meticulously and when to work impulsively, and in order to be fully prepared for what the future may throw at us, we need to be very familiar with our client’s requirements.”

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