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Speaker Biography

Filip de Corte

 Filip de Corte
Filip De Corte joined Syngenta on October 1, 2013 as Head IP for Crop Protection. He held the position of Chief IP Counsel Europe at Cargill (2008 – 2013), where his practice covered patents, trademarks and IP contracts. Before joining Cargill in 2008, he worked in the Johnson & Johnson patent department, working in Beerse with Janssen Pharmaceutica (1991-2004), New Brunswick (2004-2007), Brussels (2007-2008).

Filip De Corte holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. He is a qualified European Patent Attorney (1996), passed the US patent bar exam (2007) and holds the diploma “études supérieures sur le contentieux des brevets en Europe” (2014). He also has an MBA of the Vlerick School of Management.

Filip De Corte taught patent law in Antwerp under the auspices of CEIPI (Université de Strasbourg) as well as at the University of Leuven in the IPR management course. He was Council Member for Belgium in the European Patent Institute for several years and the Chair of the European Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association.


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