Vincent Ryckaert received his Civil Engineer Degree and his PhD Degree in Applied Science for his work in Industrial Automation at University of Leuven. Vincent joined IMEC’s patent group within IMEC Business Development, and was mainly assigned to patent applications in the field of Electronic Design Automation, Telecommunication and Multimedia. He became head of the IPAI (Intellectual Property for Ambient Intelligence) section of the patent group. 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 both in accordance with EPO and USPTO practices. 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 specialises in topics as IP Due Diligence, Patent Opinions and strategies, arbitration, role of IP experts in business disputes. He got an extra qualification to act as court expert and followed training in arbitration and offers since 2011 also free-lance consultancy services thereon via his own TIPEAS BVBA. In 2018 a postgraduate at University of Leuven on mediation was completed. Further Vincent is an active member of the TTO Circle and become also board member thereof in 2018. He is a member of EPI, LES and AIPPI and active in IP working groups of ESIA and EIRMA.