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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 and Dutch Patent Attorney
“Everyone’s knowledge is unique and therefore potentially valuable.”
Kristel Van den Broeck

Kristel Van den Broeck

  • European Patent Attorney
“A creative interaction with the client and mutual understanding lead to the most valuable IP creations.”
Hans Bottema

Hans Bottema

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney, European Patent Litigator
“I enjoy cooperating with creative inventors and mapping out together the road that leads to the most effective protection for their new products and processes and to contribute to the commercial success by defining adequate IP strategies.”
Mandy Roos

Mandy Roos

  • Patent data specialist
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Henri van Kalkeren

Henri van Kalkeren

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney, European Patent Litigator
“The prospering of technical innovation goes beyond the conception of a great idea.”
Noëlle Wolfs

Noëlle Wolfs

  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
“What particularly inspires me in this field is to combine my skills with the clients' needs and to see my clients' companies benefit from their intellectual property strategy.”
Sjoerd Postma

Sjoerd Postma

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney, European Patent Litigator
“Having ideas worthy of protection is not restricted to big companies or geniuses like Einstein. Anyone can be an inventor!”
Annemiek Tepper

Annemiek Tepper

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney, European Patent Litigator
“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.”
Frits Michiels

Frits Michiels

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Valuation specialist
“To explore, together with a client, how the best IP protection can be obtained is for me the logical next step after an invention has been made.”

News

Secarna: leading in antisense oligonucleotides

With a growing product portfolio, Munich-based biotech company Secarna Pharmaceuticals focuses on developing so-called antisense oligonucleotide drugs, or ASOs. These drugs are used, for example, within immunoncology and in the treatment of inflammation and fibrosis. In addition, Secarna is working with partners to develop ASOs for numerous other medical applications.

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Enforcement of intellectual property rights

You have invested considerable time, energy and expense in developing and protecting an invention, design, trademark or logo. At some point you discover that a third party enters the market with a method, product, design or trademark that appears to infringe on your intellectual property (IP) rights. The question is what action you can take.

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Relaxation of rules for transfer of right of priority

The right of priority is the basis of international patent protection, allowing the applicant to continue the original patent application abroad within one year while maintaining the original filing date. In recent years, an increasing number of patents have been revoked in opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office (EPO) due to an invalid transfer of the right of priority.

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Events

Jobfair Vlaamse Technische Kring (VTK) 2024

Brabanthal, Brabantlaan, Leuven, België

The VTK Jobfair will take place on Thurday 14 March 2024. The Jobfair falls during an interesting time for students to find out what the business market has to offer. It is the ideal opportunity for students to get in touch with companies through VTK.

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Graduate Jobfair Ghent 2024

Flanders Expo, Maaltekouter, Ghent, Belgium

De Graduate Jobfair Ghent 2024 is organized by the Ghent University Association.
(Almost) graduated and looking for your first challenging job? Or, looking for further education after your bachelor (BA) or master (MA)? Get to know the current job market and a wide range of further study opportunities.

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JCI Flemish-Brabant Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2024

De Hoorn, Sluisstraat, Leuven, Belgium

JCI Flemish-Brabant Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Our society is constantly changing. And let that be precisely the goal of Junior Chamber International ("JCI"): to bring about positive changes in our society.

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