European and Belgian Patent Attorney



Raf is specialized in European and Belgian patent law and practice, with a particular focus on chemistry-related patent matters. He has experience in industrial organic chemicals and in related techniques such as chemistry and thermodynamics. He advises on the patentability of inventions, patent procurement strategies, patent infringement and enforcement, patent validity, technology, and patent-related agreements. He defends cases in patent prosecution, opposition proceedings, patent infringement and nullity actions. His clients include national and international corporations. Raf handles cases in English and Dutch and is sufficiently proficient in French and German to handle texts written in those languages. He also advises French-speaking inventors. Raf is a member of The European Patent Institute (epi), KViV, UiLv and has been tutoring on European Patent Law and Practice, within the framework of epi and CEIPI. He has also published articles about technical and business subjects.



  • Belgian Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney


  • Chemistry
  • Mechanics


  • Master in Chemical Engineering, University of Leuven (Belgium), 1974
  • Ms.Eng. in Industrial Management, University of Leuven (Belgium), 1977


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    ManagingIP, May 2011


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French