Professors & Lecturers

Thierry Debled

Thierry Debled is managing the International branch of the Intellectual Property Corporate Department of the VESUVIUS group of Companies (ceramic materials for industrial use).

Before joining VESUVIUS, he studied Chemistry at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and worked as patent agent for various companies since 1990 (GLAVERBEL, UCB). Thierry has now more than 20 years of experience in Intellectual property. He is registered as qualified patent attorney with the Belgian and European Patent Offices.

Within VESUVIUS, Thierry manages a team of experts involved in preparing, obtaining and enforcing Intellectual Property rights. He dedicates a significant part of its time counselling the management of the firm about various issues in relation to Intellectual property.

Besides these activities, Thierry is also active in teaching patent law; he lectures patent law in several Belgian and European Universities (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université Catholique de Louvain and Université de Strasbourg). He is the coordinator of a unique pan-European training program for patent attorneys (training classes organized in 34 cities all over Europe). He is also lecturing on a series of topics in relation with Intellectual Property during conferences, seminars and courses on behalf of several International Organizations.

Moreover, Thierry is a member of the Committee for the qualification of Belgian patent attorneys, the Disciplinary Committee of the epi (Institute of the European Patent attorneys) and the Committee of experts in charge of drafting the revised Belgian patent act.