The author Cees Mulder
Education and career
Cees Mulder, born in July 1954 in Tilburg (NL), studied Physics and Chemistry at Utrecht University, where he received his Masters degree in 1977. Subsequently, Cees worked as an officer of the Royal Netherlands Navy at the Physics Laboratory RVO/TNO in The Hague. After completing his PhD in Physics at Leiden University, Cees joined Philips Electronics in 1982, first as a researcher at the Philips Research Laboratory in Eindhoven, and subsequently at the Central Development Laboratories of Philips Lighting. In 1994, Cees joined the Philips Patent department as a patent attorney trainee. Cees qualified as a Dutch patent attorney in 1997 and as a European patent attorney in 1999.
In 2001, Cees and three of his colleagues founded a private patent attorney office called DeltaPatents in Eindhoven (deltapatents.com). Here Cees was not only able to continue his activities in the field of patents, but also to establish DeltaPatents as a leading institute for training patent professionals, in particular patent attorneys, for the European Qualifying Examination. After stepping down from partnership, Cees was a Senior Adviser of DeltaPatents from 2009-2014.
Cees is a senior lecturer in many courses on the European Patent Convention, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Paris Convention and the Patent Law Treaty.
Occasionally, Cees cooperates in consultancy projects with the European Patent Office (Munich) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva).
Since 2003, Cees has been the author of the book The Cross-Referenced Patent Cooperation Treaty (published yearly).
Cees is co-author of the book Proceedings before the European Patent Office - A Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal, issued in 2015 by Edward Elgar Publishing (e-elgar.com)