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"The best advice, often comes from someone who is as enthusiastic about the idea as you are."

Nyske Blokhuis studied Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology and started her career in Intellectual Property when she joined EP&C in 2001. Before joining the firm, Nyske worked as a mechanical engineering consultant, designing machines, performing failure analysis and trouble shooting.

Nyske is tutor at the Oral Proceedings Workshop at the European Patent Academy. At Maastricht University, she prepared candidate patent attorneys for the European exam for nine years, from 2014 to 2023, in a course that she helped set up herself. She is still a guest lecturer at this university for the Master's program in Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management. She is also the author of the textbooks Smart in C: A simple and efficient methodology for Paper C of the European qualifying examination and Tactics for D, a methodology for EQE Paper D.

Nyske is professional, friendly, enterprising and creative. “When protecting a clients’ intellectual property rights, our aim is to achieve the broadest protection possible. That is why I like to take an idea and look at it from as many different angles as possible and explore all its possible variations. After all, an idea can change, depending on which direction you look at it from. The best advice, often comes from someone who is as enthusiastic about the idea as you are.”


Epi/information 2/2010 – The Pitfalls in the Swamp – discussing the new Regulations for divisional applications at the European Patent Office

Read all of Nyske’s blog posts.


Nyske Blokhuis & Natasja Duhayon - True or False - A Methodology for the Pre-Examination of the EQE
Nyske Blokhuis & Cees Mulder: Smart in C – A simple and efficient methodology for EQE paper C
Cees Mulder & Nyske Blokhuis: Tactics for D – A methodology for EQE Paper D

Additional Functions

Non-resident teacher at Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
Tutor at the European Patent Academy