‘We take the time to help colleagues – we continue to learn from each other’

Bram van Oeffelt, Partner, Dutch and European patent attorney

‘We take the time to help colleagues – we continue to learn from each other’

Bram van Oeffelt, Partner, Dutch and European patent attorney

Bram van Oeffelt MSc

‘I enjoy working with very diverse inventors, and I am proud that I’ve been able to build such a bond of trust with our clients.
Mechanics makes my heart beat faster. So, a great moment in my career was with an invalidity procedure, during which I was able to convince the judge – with a machine recreated using Lego – that the invention was child’s play, thereby obtaining a declaration that an objectionable patent from a competitor of my client was invalid.


As a medium-sized office, we are flexible and decisive. We don’t flounder around in bureaucracy or have a ‘meeting culture’. As a result, we can quickly implement ideas to improve business operations, which is satisfying. We also make sure there is time to help colleagues. Whether you are still studying or already have experience, we continue to learn from each other. This time is also used to listen to clients who have questions, without sending an invoice for every telephone call. This low threshold makes working here pleasant for all.’

The expertises of Bram

In his daily work, Bram concerns himself with writing patent applications, bringing patent applications to grant, and conducting opposition proceedings and invalidity procedures. He also conducts proceedings for (alleged) patent infringement and he gives strategic advice for larger patent portfolios.
He mainly focuses on the fields of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and information technology.

More about Bram

  • Employed

    Joined Patentwerk in 2006

    Joined Patentwerk in 2006

  • Education

    Electrical Engineering at Delft University of Technology,...

    Electrical Engineering at Delft University of Technology, Dutch Institute for Marketing (NIMA) Level A marketing; professional training for Dutch and European patent attorney.

  • Relevant work experience

    After his education in electrical engineering (power elec...

    After his education in electrical engineering (power electronics and electrical machines), Bram worked several years in the ICT sector. In addition, he is also Manager of Patentwerk’s back office and is a mentor to the patent attorneys in training.

  • Other activities

    Lecturer in the professional training for Dutch patent at...

    Lecturer in the professional training for Dutch patent attorney.

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