The authors Nyske Blokhuis & Natasja DuHayon
Nyske Blokhuis studied mechanical engineering at the University of Technology in Eindhoven (NL) and has been a patent attorney with EP&C since 2001. Before becoming a patent attorney, she worked as an engineer and as a failure analysis specialist.
Nyske passed the EQE in 2006 and has been a tutor for the EQE since 2007.
Nyske works for a wide variety of clients, for example in agricultural and food processing equipment, heating equipment, metallurgy and cleantech.
She specialises in drafting patent applications (in particular for cases where litigation and/or opposition is expected), oppositions and appeals and in IP strategy. Her clients include large companies, small and medium sized enterprises, research institutes as well as start-ups and scale-ups.
Nyske is EP&C's in-house expert on divisional applications and on the European Patent Convention.