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After having graduated as a mechanical engineer at the University of Gent, Stefan started working as lab engineer at compressor builder Atlas Copco in Antwerp, Belgium, where he stayed for four years, specializing in sound and vibration testing and modal analysis. In 1997, he moved to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, still working in the same field but embarking on a more fundamental research project. Stefan started working for Pronovem in 1999, first as patent engineer and attorney trainee, and eventually as a European and Belgian patent attorney, after passing the respective exams in 2004 and 2005. In 2007 he started working as an independent IP consultant, specializing in technical IP support : drafting patent descriptions and claims, replies to communications from patent examiners, Freedom to operate analysis, novelty searches, technical advice in litigation procedures, …. He maintains close ties with Pronovem where he now works part-time as an external consultant, representing a number of Pronovem clients directly before the European Patent Office.
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