Michiel Cramwinckel is ‘Octrooiarts’. A literal translation of this is ‘Patent Doctor’, a title that signifies his expertise as a professional patent agent.

Like a physician, the Patent Doctor ‘heals’ unhealthy patent situations. ‘Healing’ might require nullification of a patent that has been unjustly granted, dealing with infringers, or slimming down an overly large patent portfolio to achieve a more cost-effective position.

Like traditional medicine, the work of the Patent Doctor is as much an ‘art’ as a science. Creative approaches can be found in all of the delivered solutions, challenges and rebuttals.