Presenter: Mr. Dr. M. Verlinden
Michiel Verlinden (°1980) studied Law, with a specialization in European law, at the University of Ghent (Belgium) where he graduated in 2003. Afterwards, he successfully completed an LLm Program in International Legal Cooperation, focusing on European and International law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium) and a Postgraduate Master in Intellectual Property Law at the KU Leuven/KU Brussels. From February until October 2005, he worked as a legal researcher in the FP6 project “Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence” at the interdisciplinary Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. During this research project, he conducted research on the legal aspects of Ambient Intelligence, in particular data protection and privacy, intellectual property, information and communication legislations, etc. From October 2005 until March 2011, he worked as an attorney at law in the Practice Group ‘IP and Life Sciences’ at the law firm Stibbe. He specialized in the domains of intellectual property rights, know-how protection, protection of personal data and technology transfer. From March 2011 until March 2015, Michiel conducted a PhD project at KU Leuven on the legal framework applicable to access to biobanks under the supervision of prof. Isabelle Huys, prof. Herman Nys and prof. Nadine Ectors. In March 2015 he became Legal and IP manager at EORTC HQ.