Koen Vanhalst is European and Belgian Patent Attorney at De Clercq & Partners CVBA, which specialises in intellectual property in the life sciences. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Gent in the domain Biotechnology: intellectual property, bio safety and GMP. Before starting with De Clercq & Partners he worked as researcher with the European Patents Bureau in The Hague for four years.
Koen Vanhalst is alternate member of the Committee on Professional Conduct of the Institute of European Patent Attorneys and a member of the board of directors of AIPPE BE. Koen Vanhalst holds a PhD in Biotechnology, Department Molecular Biomedical Research (University of Gent).