Prof. Dr. Habip Asan

President
Turkish Patent and Trademark Office

Habip Asan has been President of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office since October 2008.

Dr. Asan has been a member of Administrative Council of European Patent Organization (EPO) since 2008. He was elected to Supervisory Board of the European Patent Academy in November 2009 and served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the European Patent Academy from 2011 to 2012. He has been a member of Board of the Administrative Council in EPO since 2013. He was elected as Chairman of the Technical and Operational Support Committee for a three-year term starting from 15 December 2016. He is the chairman of the executive board of Turkish IP Valuation Inc., which was established by Turkish Patent and Trademark Office for valuation of IP assests for commercialization purposes. He is also the chairman of the executive board of IT Valley.

Dr. Asan holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University, USA.

In 1994, he was appointed assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University. He became associate professor in 2000. During 2003-2005, he lectured at Ajman University of Science and Technology in Dubai. In 2005, he was appointed professor at Karadeniz Technical University. He is still giving lectures for the LL.M. program specialized on IP in Ankara University.

He has published more than 50 articles in different journals. He has supervised many Ph.D. and M.Sc. students and led several research projects. Dr. Asan is married and father of three children. He speaks fluent English.