Jan Vleck #
Jan Vleck has an engineering education and advises clients across a wide range of engineering applications.
Jan’s clients include companies in the fields of: medical equipment; aircraft and aerospace technology, pressure, temperature and speed sensors for use in hostile environments; oil and gas exploration, production and distribution; military or defence equipment; wave and tide energy; and consumer products.
Jan has extensive experience of prosecuting and managing portfolios including patents, designs and/or trade marks across multiple jurisdictions (including some less common ones).
Jan joined Reddie & Grose in 1992 having previously been an examiner at the European Patent Office in the field of medical equipment.
A significant proportion of Jan’s work is original drafting and/or prosecution of patent applications for direct clients in the UK, France and United States. He also has extensive experience of contentious matters and disputes. He files EPO oppositions and has advised the defendants and their solicitors in a number of English court cases involving oil and gas technology. He also has extensive experience of trade mark disputes across multiple jurisdictions. He regularly advises on the strategy for handling multi-jurisdictions disputes.
Jan’s expertise is recognised by his professional colleagues and Patent Offices as evidenced by their invitations to sit on consultative committees at the UK Intellectual Property Office, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property – a worldwide association of legal professionals working in Intellectual Property).
Jan is fluent in English, French and Portuguese and also speaks Spanish, Dutch and German. This is a reflection of an International upbringing and family background.
Jan’s trade mark practice includes clients of all sizes. Jan has significant experience in prosecuting applications both in Europe and around the world. He regularly handles the planning for and resolution of trade mark conflicts and has considerable experience of settlement, consent and co-existence agreements on an international scale.