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"IP protection has a big impact on everything else in the marketplace."

Sjors de Koning has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, where he specialised in automotive engineering. After graduating, he worked as a process engineer for Agidens, taking care of the process and piping engineering for projects in the petrochemical industry. In 2016, he joined EP&C as trainee patent attorney. In 2019 Sjors graduated for his European and Belgian exams to become European and Belgium Patent Attorney.

A module on IP management during his degree course triggered his interest in Intellectual Property and IP protection. Sjors now enjoys working closely with inventors and new inventions, especially the high-tech aspects: “As patent attorneys, we have the opportunity to delve into the newest of inventions and innovations well before they reach the market.” “I particularly enjoy the variety my work gives me. It combines the technical with legal and commercial aspects, and I get to work with a wide range of clients from sole proprietors to multinationals.”

Sjors is inquisitive, enterprising and solution-driven. “I am always aware of the considerable responsibility I have as patent attorney. Optimal protection of Intellectual Property rights is extremely important due to the impact it has on everything else in the marketplace.”


Read all of Sjors's blog posts.