European patent attorney, Dutch patent attorney
Digital signal processing, Electrical engineering
Early 2018, Derk-Jan joined Arnold & Siedsma as a patent attorney in training. This role allows him to balance the energy he gets from working on new technical issues on the one hand, and the satisfaction from delivering highly specialized work on the other.
Prior to taking on this role, he graduated in electrical engineering at the TU Delft with a graduation project in digital signal processing. Part of this Master’s degree was a six-month internship with a start-up in Amsterdam. This experience laid the foundation for the ambition to seek his next challenge at the crossroads between research and business. Over the course of his time at the university, he has improved soft-skills such as public speaking and organization by undertaking several activities including a year of managing his study association and a year as elected student-member in the electrical engineering chamber of the faculty student council.
Broad orientation, an idealist, a go-getter