The authorS Cees Mulder & Nyske Blokhuis
Cees Mulder studied physics and chemistry at Utrecht University. He completed a PhD in physics in 1982 after which he worked at Philips Electronics first as a researcher and later in the patent department.
Cees became a Dutch patent attorney
in 1997 and a European patent attorney in 1999.
Since 2009, Cees Mulder has been lecturing European Patent Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Maastricht in the Department of International and European Law (Prof. A. Kamperman Sanders). He teaches in the post-doc curriculum "Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management". The IPKM has been accredited by the European Patent Office: MSc graduates benefit from a remission of the period of professional activity required for admission to the EQE.
In 2017, Cees was appointed professor of "European Patent Law in a Global Context".
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.
Cees is a frequent speaker at seminars organised by the Institute of Professional Representatives (epi) and the European Patent Office.
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 (2015)
Nyske Blokhuis and Cees Mulder are authors of the books:
- Smart in C - A simple and efficient methodology for EQE Paper C
- Tactics for D - A methodology for EQE Paper D.