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    Luc Smeets

    Senior European patent attorney

    Expertises and areas of work

    Chemistry, life sciences, food & agriculture, materials science, foodstuffs technology and biotechnology

    Location

    Maastricht

    Employed at AOMB since

    2018

    After successfully completing his studies of Medicinal Chemistry at the VU Amsterdam, Luc has been working within this professional domain since 2007. After working for several years in the patents department of an international pharmaceutical company and for a Dutch IP firm, he joined AOMB in April 2018. At AOMB Luc works as senior Dutch and European patent attorney.

    Besides his biochemical background, Luc also has experience with companies focusing on mechanical engineering and that makes him an all-round patent attorney.

    Luc is a member of the Business Unit SME. Direct contact with entrepreneurs is what really appeals to him. This enables him to feel particularly closely involved with his clients. To be present at the source of the latest innovations and to arrange everything for his clients is what he enjoys most about the IP profession!

    As an adviser and colleague Luc is committed, sociable and reliable. In his leisure time Luc enjoys cycle racing and running half marathons.

    Education

    Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science

    VU Amsterdam 2007

    Relevant work experience

    European Patent Attorney

    Patentwerk B.V. 2012-2018

    Senior Intellectual Property Officer

    Synthon 2007-2011

    Extracurricular activities

    Dutch Institute of Patent Attorneys

    Member

    EPI

    Member

    Limburg Employers’ Association (LWV)

    Member

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