Michel Gilio European and Belgian Patent Attorney AWA Brussels, Belgium

Michel Gilio

Partner, European and Belgian Patent Attorney
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Michel Gilio is a European Patent Attorney specialising in mechanics, electronics, material technology and medical devices. He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications worldwide and providing infringement and freedom-to-operate advice.

Contact information

Visiting address:

Tour & Taxis - Royal Depot Box: 216, Havenlaan 86c Avenue du Port
1000 Brussels, Belgium

Extended profile

Michel has been working with intellectual property since 2006. He obtained his Ph.D. in the field of Manufacturing Technology and his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering specialising in automation, both from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Michel represents SMEs, research institutes and foreign companies in the field of mechanics, electronics, material technology and medical devices. He is mainly involved in prior art searches, patent drafting and worldwide prosecution, oppositions, infringement, freedom-to-operate analysis and patent litigation.


  • Agreements
  • Analyses & searches
  • IP Strategy
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Oppositions
  • Patents
  • Utility models


  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing & process technology
  • Materials technology & nanotech
  • Mechanics


  • English
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Ph.D. Manufacturing Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 2004
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 1998


  • European Patent Attorney
  • Belgian Patent Attorney (Authorised)
  • Authorised Representative before the Netherlands Patent Office
  • Registered Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)


  • epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office), European Patent Practice Committee (EPPC) Member