NEUVATEK team value the intellectual property and support inventors to officially own their ideas. Our IP team is composed of experts in the intellectual property protection, electronics senior engineer, mechanical senior engineers, scientists with broad knowledge in micro-biology, physics, chemistry, optics and acoustics. Our services covers the entire patents acquisition lifecycle, starting by the basic concept, toward the R&D, proof of concept, patent search, provisional and non-provisional patent generation, support in the company formation, trade mark registration. This division is managed by Bert Vermeulen and supported by several senior engineers.
Bert Vermeulen has been working as a patent consultant since 2002 and that practice has continued to grow to where he now helps file about 5 patents per year.
In total, he has helped file more than 60 patent applications.
Of the patent applications that he has filed since 2008, that have been reviewed by the patent office,
only two did not result in an issued patent. All others have been granted or are still pending.
Most have been granted with relatively little cost for office action responses, which makes the process faster and more cost efficient. Please contact us if you'd like to see examples of the quality and breadth of the claims that he has been able to help clients get.
Bert is not a patent attorney or a patent agent. However, he works closely with a patent attorney if needed. If the client does not have a patent attorney and the case requires that level of assistance, he has done many cases with several high-quality patent attorneys. His primary skills are in invention refinement, patent specification preparation, patent claims writing, and understanding how to most effectively present a set of patent claims in a manner that encourages a patent examiner to allow them.
The patents Bert has worked on have been in the fields of mechanical devices, electronic devices, software and business methods, and biomedical devices and processes. Some examples of specific fields include folding bicycles, the use of a bullet to cut a chain, helmets, recreational vehicle accessories, locks, water treatment instrumentation, holders for tablet computers, retaining wall components, towel holders, and a variety of medical devices and processes.
In addition to patent consulting, Bert has been teaching engineering design and entrepreneurship at Colorado State University since January 2009. He personally has been named as an inventor on 5 issued patents. Another patent application is currently pending.
Bert has Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University. He has worked in the USA, Japan, UK, Russia, and Hungary. He speaks English and Dutch fluently with reasonable comprehension in German and Russian.