IP Manager, IMEC, Belgium
Vincent received his Civil Engineer Degree in Electro Mechanics, specialisation Automatisation, in 1993, at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and his PhD Degree in Applied Science , in 1998 at the same University for his work in Industrial Automation. He acquired experience in Microelectronics during his stay in 1991 at IMEC and during preparation of his master thesis in 1993.
Vincent joined IMEC’s patent group within IMEC Business Development in May 1998 as patent officer, and was mainly assigned to patent applications in the field of Electronic Design Automation, Telecommunication and Multimedia.
In 2003 he became head of the IPAI (Intellectual Property for Ambient Intelligence) section of the patent group within Business Development, with 5 co-workers.
In 2004 Vincent qualified as European Patent Attorney. He also has followed in-depth training in US Patent, Licensing Law and further developed in-depth expertise in the field of so-called software enabled patents (also called computer implemented inventions) both in accordance with EPO and USPTO practices. In 2007 he received his diploma on Litigation of European Patents from the University Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, Center for Intellectual Property Studies.
Since 2009 his efforts at IMEC are directed towards IP business and intelligence work and therefore further specializes in topics as IP Due Diligence, Patent Opinions and strategies, arbitration, role of IP experts in business disputes