Arnaud is Founder and CEO of Patentopolis BV. With 20+ years of experience in Intellectual Property (IP), he has practiced globally in various IP (patents, trademarks) departments and in various leading roles (Patent Attorney, Licensing Associate, Portfolio Manager, Associate General Counsel) e.g. for Swatch, Philips, adidas and Dutch contract research organization TNO.
Arnaud has also academic affiliation. He is Adjunct Teaching Fellow at University College London. He has been teaching in universities since 1998 and developed innovative approaches to help understand and communicate about IP. In 2004-2008 he carried out a PhD research (sponsored by European Patent Office) on IP management (strategies and tactics, performance measurement, effective in-house interventions). Arnaud is a regular speaker at international conferences. He is the author of “The Patenting Paradox” and contributed to the last edition of “The Handbook of the European IP Management”.
Arnaud holds a Master of Science in physics, a Master of IP law from a US law school, and an Executive MBA from London Business School. He is also a qualified European Patent Attorney. In 2015 Patentopolis and Arnaud won IP Awards for best IP management, attributed by Acquisition International based on survey among professionals in the industry.
Practical and creative thinker Arnaud enjoys working across borders in terms of disciplines and cultures. With a multidisciplinary mind-set he is interested in assisting established firms, SMEs and ventures with fostering value creation and capture with IP for long-term benefits and growth.
Arnaud is based in Holland.
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