Rick De Zeeuw

Rick De Zeeuw

Murgitroyd SARL

Director, Patents
Patent Group


  • Patents
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • French Patent Attorney (CPI)

Rick De Zeeuw started his career in The Hague, The Netherlands, and joined Murgitroyd in 2003. He is now a Director, Patents, heading up the French office in Sophia Antipolis, the research centre just outside Nice. Rick joined Murgitroyd with the ambition of helping the company become a truly European IP law firm with a solid presence on the continent.

With almost 25 years of experience, Rick understands how to handle all aspects of prosecution of Dutch, French and European patent applications. On a daily basis, he focuses on patents across electronics and mechanical engineering. He has an excellent track record concerning litigation in France and The Netherlands.

One of his additional activities in the IP field is teaching IP law to students and entrepreneurs. He provides lectures at SKEMA Business School in Sophia Antipolis and Edhec Business School in Nice.

Core Expertise: Mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electronics, off-shore constructions, medical devices, computer implemented inventions.

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