Liesbet Paemen did her PhD in Animal Biology at the University of Leuven, Belgium. She has conducted post-doctoral research both at the Department of Neuroimmunology at SUNY and at the Department of Molecular Immunology of the REGA Institute (University of Leuven, Belgium). She is now a partner at the leading Belgian patent firm De Clercq & partners and heads the Leuven office.
Liesbet provides advice on general patenting strategies and portfolio management. She is also still involved both in drafting, filing and prosecution of national, European, international patent applications, oppositions and appeal proceedings before the EPO. She also represents clients in opposition and appeal proceedings and provides opinions regarding freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity of intellectual property rights. She has acted as an expert for the Belgian courts in descriptive seizure proceedings and litigation proceedings in general. Liesbet often lectures on several IP related topics. She is a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, and a lecturer at the CEIPI training course in patent law.