The authors - Roel van Woudenberg and Cees Mulder
Roel van Woudenberg
Roel van Woudenberg studied physics at the University of Groningen and obtained his PhD in physics from the University of Amsterdam in 1995. Roel worked as research scientists and system architect at Philips Research (optical recording, display systems/ image processing), Philips Semiconductors and Philips Lighting for over 11 years, and switched career in 2007 to become a Dutch and European patent attorney. Roel started working at DeltaPatents in 2011 where he combines patent attorney work (drafting, prosecution, consultancy) with tutoring.
Since 2011, Roel has been a tutor in courses on the European Patent Convention and the Patent Cooperation Treaty. Tutoring extends from basic patent law (substantive and procedural law; EPC and PCT) to methodology courses preparing candidates for the EQE Pre-Examination and Paper D. The courses are held in the Netherlands as well as throughout Europe, on-site and onlined.
Roel is coordinating tutor for DeltaPatents’ Pre-Exam and Paper D training. In addition, he is coordinator of the DeltaPatents’ EQE Blogs.
Cees Mulder studied physics and chemistry at Utrecht University. After completing his PhD in physics at the University of Leiden (1982), Cees joined Philips Electronics, first as a researcher at the Philips Research Laboratory. After joining the Philips Patent Department, Cees qualified as a Dutch patent attorney in 1997 and as a European patent attorney in 1999.
In the period 2001-2009, he was one of the founding partners of DeltaPatents.
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.
Since 1999, Cees has been a tutor at the Centre d’Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI) for the University of Strasbourg. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at seminars organized jointly by the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) and the European Patent Office.
From 2009-2021, Cees was a lecturer of industrial property law at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. In 2017, Cees was appointed professor of European Patent Law in a Global Context.