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    Rutger Valkonet

    European patent attorney | Partner

    Expertise and areas of work

    Artificial intelligence, information technology, optics and photonics, biomedical engineering, measurement and control technology, automotive, Medical technology



    Employed at AOMB since


    “The law is alive, it is constantly changing. You have to constantly keep yourself sharp, because your clients are influenced by the changing legislation”.

    Is very interested in countries, cultures and history. Within AOMB, he works for Business Unit International Partners and is, among others, responsible for foreign agents in Asia. Rutger Valkonet knows the cultural differences between the European and Asian ways of doing business like no other. Consequently he has been able to build an intensive network with, for instance, Japanese agents.

    In addition, Rutger has years of experience in guiding start-ups and small SME-companies. Within AOMB he is responsible for the target group incubators. He acts as an IP-advisor in incubator trajectories, with the purpose of guiding companies in the growth trajectory from starter to successful company.

    His medical-technical background makes Rutger the perfect IP-advisor for universities, active in the medical field. He also has broad experience in the area of software protection.

    To clients and alliance partners Rutger is an open and fair advisor. Giving honest and genuine advice is what he believes in. By monitoring the developments in law, he keeps himself and his colleagues sharp.

    Rutger spends most of his leisure time with his family. As a dedicated father of four, he is also a football coach and a homework guide. Apart from that he reads a lot of books about history and culture.


    Technology & Society

    University of Technology Eindhoven 1993

    Technical Physics

    Fontys University of Applied Sciences Eindhoven 1990

    Relevant work experience

    Patent Attorney

    Octrooibureau Zuid B.V. 1996-2000

    Trainee Patent Attorney

    Bosch Transmission Technology B.V. 1994-1995

    Extracurricular activities

    Dutch Institute of Patent Attorneys


    EPI, AIPLA and LES


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