Paul Marcelis (admitted to the Bar in 2015) specializes in (international) patent law, mainly dealing with patent cases concerning pharmaceutical and mechanical engineering inventions and medical devices. In addition Paul litigates and advises on IP law in general, as well as general questions of Dutch civil law, particularly related to IP-cases, such as licenses and settlement agreements.
Both in and out of court, Paul represents right-holders to achieve the best possible protection of their business. This often involves taking into account the need for international coordination, as well as taking on a coordinating role. In addition, Paul has extensive experience in assisting defendants in infringement proceedings, as well as acting in invalidity proceedings.
Paul graduated with honours (cum laude) in 2014 from Tilburg University where he completed a Law and Technology master. His master thesis concerned traffic regulation in relation to self-driving cars. Paul has gained research experience from the Research Master in Law (Tilburg University and KU Leuven) and by working for the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT), among other things on the Robolaw project.