Maarten Nollen MSc

European patent attorney, Dutch patent attorney

Maarten Nollen

Chemistry, semiconductors, nanotechnology, sensors & components, polymers, inorganic materials, semiconductor equipment, pharmacy, food, standards

Chemical engineering (University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands)
Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (University of Twente)

Dutch & European patent attorney

Maarten’s motto is: ‘A good patent is a cast-iron business tool’. He is able to combine patent expertise and the strategic view as hardly anybody else. This is based on his long term (10+ years) experience in outstanding industrial practice and thereafter at an international law firm. As a result, his expertise involves a wealth of aspects of the IP practice, on the basis of proven experience:

  • Due diligence proceedings in the course of Mergers & Acquisitions, including both validity and infringement review, as well as portfolios, agreements and negotiations;
  • Technology and patent licensing, and related agreements;
  • Patent enforcement procedures, for instance with seizures;
  • Drafting of non-infringement defenses;
    Evaluation of inventions, as to whether they are ready for patent filing and what type of claims to add to obtain a desired protection;
  • Guide and expert on IP for start-up companies;
    Portfolio management and valuation of patents;
  • Support of IP lawyers and the drafting of expert reports;
  • Drafting, prosecution and opposition of patents

Guiding of inventors is – in addition to all these complex procedures – something that Maarten likes. And he has been built up technical know-how in a wide range of areas: from flexible nanotech to pharma, from manufacturing processes to packaging and from inorganic and polymer chemistry to devices and equipment. And not to forget: experience in semiconductors on the basis of 10 years in Philips and NXP Semiconductors.

As of 2013, Maarten works in the Brussels office, so as to support high tech companies and to provide thorough and good advice in the heart of Europe.

What others say about Maarten:
Thorough, inquisitive, honest, friendly and supportive

“One of the few patent attorneys I meet so far able to translate the patent language into my world, and the other way round.”  (Dr.  W. Riethmüller - NXP Hamburg)

Employment history:
1999 - 2006 Patent attorney and IP Counsel for Philips, as IP Counsel involvement in licensing support, portfolio management, new business projects
2006 - 2009 Senior IP Counsel and European patent attorney at NXP Semiconductors (founded in 2006 from Philips), as Senior IP Counsel responsible for projects in due diligence, licensing support, royalty audits at a worldwide scale (US, Far East, Europe),
2009 - 2010 Patent attorney at Bird, Goen & Co (Belgium), including lecturing at Vlerick School of Management and other projects in the field of IP Management, such as mapping of a patent portfolio on a communication standard.

2010 Patent attorney at the lawfirm Bird & Bird LLP in The Hague (The Netherlands), including interim replacement of in-house patent attorney in food industry, cooperation with attorneys-at-law, advice

2011 - present Patent attorney at Arnold & Siedsma, as from 2013 in the new office in Brussels; focus on litigation in food and pharma, and services to (start up) companies.
1997 University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands)
Chemical Technology
1999 University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands)
Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
2002 Dutch patent attorney
2005 European Patent Attorney
2004 - 2006 Courses on licensing (Philips IP&S) and due diligence
2013 Registration as a Belgian patent attorney

Dutch, English, German, French, Czech (basic)

Other position:
Member of the Editorial Committee of epi-information

EPI_Information 1 2015_Revocations by the Board of Appeal - statistics and analysis_written by Maarten Nollen.pdf

Telephone: +32 2 7376290