Michiel VAN ROEY
Legal Advisor

Michiel Van Roey is Legal Advisor for the Knowledge Transfer (KT) Group at CERN.

Michiel is working on legal and contractual aspect of CERN's KT activities as well as IP policy and procedural matters. He drafts KT agreements and advises the KT Team on IP matters in a wide variety of collaborative research projects, technology transfer projects, and EU-funded projects.

Michiel joined CERN in 2017 and build up his experience in intellectual property and technology law as an IP/IT lawyer in Belgium. Michiel has experience working on patent, trademark, copyright and design infringement cases and advising clients and start-ups in both the pharma- and technology industry on intellectual property matters, issues relating to privacy and protection of personal data, direct marketing, liability of ISPs, and protection of software. In addition, Michiel is working as a research assistant (IP/IT) at the University of Antwerp and is the co-founder of two Belgian start-ups.

Michiel obtained a Master of Law from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, spent a semester at the universities of Fribourg, Neuchâtel and Bern on an Erasmus scholarship and pursued an LL.M. at the University of Virginia School of Law (UVA) in the United States of America as a Fulbright scholar. After completion of my LLM at UVA in 2013, Michiel worked as a Research Fellow at Criterion Economics, an economic consultancy firm in Washington DC, USA, advising on damages, antitrust, IP, and SEP FRAND royalties in complex commercial litigation & arbitration.

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