CEO at Peters IP Consultancy B.V. ; Former Chief IP Officer and Executive Vice President at Koninklijke Philips N.V.
He is an IP business leader and entrepreneur with both strategic and operational capabilities, who created and managed one of the world’s leading and most successful IP businesses as Chief Intellectual Property Officer of Philips for a period of 15 years till the end of 2013. In 2014 he established his own IP Consultancy company providing consultancy in IP strategy and organizational matters to enterprises and institutes around the globe. In addition, he is acting as board member / advisory board member/advisor in Konsert Strategy & IP, Gothenburg, Sweden; Iprova Sarl, Lausanne, Switserland; School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Institute for Intellectual Property Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Center for Intellectual Property (CIP), Gothenburg, Sweden; Chr. Hansen, Horsholm, Denmark; and Arbell Energy, Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2017 he was appointed as Guest-Professor at the School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou in China.
He was inducted into the IP Hall of Fame in 2010 and in 2014 he did receive an Outstanding Achievement Award for his lifetime contributions to the field of IP from Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He is frequently speaking at major international IP conferences/webinars and also writing regularly articles in leading IP and business magazines. Ruud has a background in physics (Technical University Delft, The Netherlands).