For the final project of his Biotechnology study, Twan Uijttewaal worked in the patent department of the Wageningen University, where he engaged in IP Landscaping. That is where his interest in intellectual property was aroused. In 2016 he started working at AOMB as a Patent Engineer.
As patent information professional Twan provides substantive support to the patent attorney, by performing Novelty searches, infringement risk analysis (FTO), nullity searches, patent landscaping and patent monitoring services. Which he does meticulously and in a structured way.
Twan likes working on technical details and clinging to his projects. His motto is ‘if you do something, do it right'. He considers it important to get the maximum out of his projects, so that the Patent attorney can attain solid advice for his client. His affinity with different software systems comes in handy in his role as a Patent Engineer.
Twan considers humour very important. He is always in for a good prank. He has no big passions (yet), but he does have hobbies he enjoys a lot, such as gaming, watching films and series, table football and the occasional jog.
Employed at AOMB since
Since 2016 working at AOMB
Expertises and work fields
Biotechnology, patent searching and patent information
Patent Information Specialist - GO educations (2017), Master Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology – University of Wageningen (graduated in 2015) and Bachelor Biotechnology – University of Wageningen (graduated in 2013)
Relevant work experience
Previously worked as employee at the IP department at University of Wageningen
Member of Working Community Patent Information Netherlands (WON)