Bart Jacobs PhD MSc

Partner, European patent attorney, Dutch patent attorney, Belgian patent attorney

Bart Jacobs

Computer technology, electrical engineering, physics, mechanical engineering

Before Bart started to work at Arnold & Siedsma, he first gained substantial research experience in the laboratories of major technical companies. He worked for companies such as Philips Semiconductors/NXP Semiconductors on the subject of RF front-end modules for mobile phones.
Through his industrial experience, he has an outstanding ability to translate between the theory and practice of technical inventions, and can act as an expert sounding-board for questions in this area.
At Arnold & Siedsma, Bart is responsible for grant procedures for patents in the fields of electrical engineering, physics and mechanical engineering. He specialises in the patenting of inventions in radio-frequency electronics, semiconductor physics, semiconductor manufacturing processes and telecommunications. Bart also has substantial experience in the drafting of mechanical engineering applications.

For Bart, the challenge of the specialist field of the patent attorney lies in the combination of technology, law and language. Logic plays a major role here. He finds it a challenge to grasp the essence of the invention in order to protect the idea in the best possible way.

Employment history:

2003 - 2005: RF development engineer, Philips Semiconductors / NXP
2005 - 2006: Teamleader, Philips Semiconductors / NXP
2006 - 2007: Development Group leader, Philips Semiconductors / NXP
2007 - present: Patent attorney, Arnold & Siedsma
2016 - July 2017: Associate Partner, Arnold & Siedsma
July 2017 - present: Partner, Arnold & Siedsma


1985 - 1991: Pre-university education
1991 - 1998: Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology. Doctoral thesis in the field of plasma physics. The work on the doctoral thesis was carried out at Philips Lighting and resulted in a plasma-electromagnetic model for the QL (induction) lamp.
1992-1998: Semiconductor physics and components.
Doctoral thesis in the field of semiconductor physics. The work on the doctoral thesis was carried out in the Electrical Engineering faculty. It involved the simulation of AlGaAs/GaAs HEMT transistors.
1998 - 2002: Eindhoven University of Technology, Electrical Engineering faculty. Postgraduate research focused on the development of a technological basis for AlGaN/GaN HEMT transistors and passive components in AlN
2010 : Registered Dutch, Belgian and European patent attorney.

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