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Marcel studied inorganic and polymer chemistry in Groningen. In 1987 he started working as a trainee patent attorney at Shell and later went on to become head of the IP department of Kraton Polymers. Marcel combines his experience as a corporate attorney with business acumen. He is a Certified Licensing Professional and obtained the European Patent Litigation Certificate in Strasbourg. He has served as an expert in various lawsuits in China and the Netherlands, among other places. Marcel is responsible for EP&C's contacts in China, Russia, India and Japan.
Marcel is inquisitive by nature and solution-oriented. "I like being of added value to my clients."
Every year, the international magazine Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) publishes the IP Stars Handbook. This is what they said about Marcel:
“An impressive piece of work the firm brought to a conclusion this year was with KAERI and its patent for tubes used in atomic energy. It had been fighting an opposition started in 2005 by French firm Framatome and was successful in oral proceedings before the EPO Board of Appeal which resulted in the confirmation of the patent.”
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