Rinie is a Dutch and European patent attorney and joined De Vries & Metman in 2005. He studied mechanical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. After graduation in 1992 he worked as a researcher and project manager in the field of internal combustion engines and exhaust gas after-treatment systems at TNO Automotive. Rinie’s patent expertise is in the field of mechanical engineering, including internal combustion engines, transportation engineering, structural engineering, hydraulics and consumer goods. He is also a member of the Examination Committee for the European Qualification Examination to become a European patent attorney and a tutor at the Dutch training course for patent attorneys.