Hendrik Jan studied industrial design at the Delft University of Technology. In 2008, he obtained a masters degree in Dutch law. Hendrik Jan joined De Vries & Metman in 2007. In the past, he worked for the patent department of Akzo Nobel. His field of expertise includes mechanical engineering, including agricultural engineering, industrial process technology, medical devices, food technology and energy engineering. Hendrik Jan has a practical approach focused on helping clients to build a solid IP and trade secret policy and to obtain business-relevant IP portfolios. Hendrik Jan is a Dutch, Belgian and European patent attorney.