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Isabelle Surdej

Isabelle Surdej

  • European Patent Attorney
“The best way to achieve the broadest possible protection for your invention, is to discuss your invention and your ideas together.”
Annemie Swinnen

Annemie Swinnen

  • European Patent Attorney
“Patents, if drafted and used properly, are a very valuable tool to help achieve defined business goals.”
Alexander van Loon

Alexander van Loon

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Everyone’s knowledge is unique and therefore potentially valuable.”
Marijke Westra

Marijke Westra

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“My aim is to guide the client, so he understands how IPR strategy can contribute to his objectives and needs.”
Bettina Hermann

Bettina Hermann

  • European Patent Attorney
  • German Patent Attorney
  • European and German Trademark and Design Attorney
“IP is an essential asset of a company having many different facets - always worth to work for it.”
Tamara Elmore

Tamara Elmore

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • United States Patent Agent
“Patents can work for or against you. Creating your own patent portfolio, while mitigating the risks of your competitors’ IP rights, is essential for success in today’s technology-based economy.”
Bart Jan Niestadt

Bart Jan Niestadt

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Belgian Patent Attorney
“The critical factors for a successful IP policy are different for each business. Knowing these factors is key.”
Annemiek Tepper

Annemiek Tepper

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“The best results are obtained when there is an exchange of creative thinking between the patent attorney and the client. I truly enjoy achieving and maintaining such synergy.”
Jennifer Ebner von Eschenbach

Jennifer Ebner von Eschenbach

  • European Patent Attorney
“Investing that little extra time and effort in IP at the right moment makes your technology go further.”
Hajo Kraak

Hajo Kraak

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Your technology knowledge and my patent thinking can create a win for your business.”

News

HEMA faces claim by Levi’s over stitching

Denim giant Levi’s recently won a court case in Belgium against the well-known department store HEMA about the shape of the stitches on the rear of its jeans. Continue reading

Supplier must warn of potential patent infringement in another country

Imagine that you sell a product that does not fall under the Netherlands’ patent protection to a customer, but your customer then exports the product to Germany where it is protected by a patent. How does this affect your liability? Continue reading

Column – Innovation with space technology

Imagine having access to all the technology and knowledge of a non-commercially motivated R&D lab and more than 2500 experts based in the Netherlands who are active across Europe in a number of technological sectors. Continue reading

Events

NCCC Conference 2019

Hotel NH Noordwijk Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst, Langelaan, Noordwijkerhout

The 20th Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference will take place March 4-6, 2019 in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. More about this event

Idea, IP & Innovation (3i-) Event

High Tech Campus Eindhoven, High Tech Campus, Eindhoven

On Tuesday 18 April TW.nl organizes the second edition of the 3i-Event. During this inspiring afternoon about Ideas, Intellectual property and Innovation on the Hightech Campus in Eindhoven, R&D professionals, startups and SME entrepreneurs will learn how to set up a successful IP strategy for their companies. More about this event

Knowledge for Growth 2019

Gent ICC, Gent, België

Don’t miss the 2019 edition on 9 May  and capture the attention of 1,200 high-level life sciences actors from about 550 companies & organisations! The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending the 15th edition of flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. More about this event