The authors - Cees Mulder and Roel van Woudenberg
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 the period 2009-2018, he was vice-director of the Advanced Master “Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (LLM/MSc)”. In 2017, Cees was appointed professor of European Patent Law in a Global Context.