Francis Ryckaert is Patent Adviser. He obtained a Master in Engineering in Physics at Ghent University. Within the context of his thesis, he studied the design and optimisation of quantum dot capacitors for their use as agile light sources in integrated photonics.
Francis’ activities at brantsandpatents include drafting patent applications and handling grant procedures before the Belgian, Dutch and European authorities. He further helps developing patent protection strategies tailored to the client’s needs. He also provides advice on patentability, freedom to operate and infringement.
His field of interest covers physics, materials science, electronics, photonics, mathematics, mechanics, engineering and automation. Francis also has considerable experience with mechanical structures, from a practical point of view. In this respect, acquired insights help him to easily understand mechanical inventions.
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