Marco T. CONNOR
- Entered the profession in 1999
- European agent
- Engineer in materials sciences (EPFL (CH))
- PhD in Technical Sciences (EPFL (CH))
- Certificate in litigation of the European patent (representation before the Unified Patent Court)
After his doctoral dissertation at EPFL (CH) and a post-doc at CSIC (ES) dedicated to research in the field of polymer and composite materials, Marco Connor joined EMS CHEMIE AG (CH) with the mission of developing new products and putting them on the market.
Between 1999 and 2007, Marco worked at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich as an examiner. During this period, he presided over numerous oral opposition proceedings. He participated in the project "EPO Scenarios for the Future" and passed the European qualification examination in 2005.
In 2007, Marco moved from examiner to patent attorney and headed the patent office of Office Kirkpatrick (BE). Three years later, he started his own business, working freelance with various firms, notably with BiiP (BE). In 2015, he joined forces with Nicolas Pecher to create together Pecher & Partners (BE).
Pecher & Partners works with LLR to offer inventors in the Belgian market a complete and effective range of services to assist them in the development of their intellectual property strategy. In this context, Marco Connor drafts patent applications and follows European and international grant procedures. In addition, he advises clients in their industrial property strategy, assists them in litigation and conducts patentability and freedom of exploitation studies.
CEIPI teacher (basic training course preparation for the EQE)
Teacher at the ULB (Continuing Education in Administrative and Formal Management of IP)