"Sometimes people find a technical solution to a problem you didn't even know existed. I find that fascinating"
Jordy van der Horst joined EP&C's Electrical and Mechanical Engineering team on 1 September 2022. It is a logical area of expertise after obtaining his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Delft.
Jordy's enthusiasm for technology has not diminished but he nevertheless feels at home in the world of patents, where technology, innovation and law meet. "Scientists often work on very great things but the effect on 'ordinary' people is not always visible. That is what I love about the work of a patent attorney. I'm working with technology but I also see the innovation and protection and how that affects the world around us. It is very inspiring to work with people who are innovating. Sometimes people find a technical solution to a problem you didn't even know existed. I find that fascinating"
Jordy combines the knowledge he has with an approachable way of working. "It's all about my client's story, not about me. So I will always give my clients an opportunity to tell me their story and properly explain the problem. I won't give them my advice until after I have heard what they have to say. I also enjoy working with start-ups, because you can see a start-up grow during the development and protection process."