Raf Caers

bvba PATENT CARES sprl
European and Belgian Patent Attorney

Raf has been an attorney at GEVERS Belgium since 2010. He specializes in European and Belgian patent law and practice, with a particular focus on chemistry-related patent matters. He has experience in industrial organic chemicals, its industry, and in related techniques such as chemistry and thermodynamics.



Raf 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 graduated from the University of Leuven (Belgium) as Master in Chemical Engineering and Master in Industrial Management. He later qualified as European and Belgian Patent Attorney. He has over 33 years of industrial experience with ExxonMobil in refinery and petrochemical activities, where he held technical, commercial, R&D and IP legal positions. Raf is named as an inventor in over 40 patent families. He 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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  • Dutch
  • English
  • French