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Johannes van Melle

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“It is my working experience through the cycle of many startups that has taught me the value of IP.”

Frits Schut

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“No matter what accomplishments your business makes, IP protection of essential technologies is vital to stay ahead of the competition.”

Lutz Keydel

  • European Patent Attorney
  • German Patent Attorney
  • European and German Trademark and Design Attorney
“It is essential to differentiate the good ideas from suboptimal ones. It is my profession to find niches for both.”

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.”

Huub Maas

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“The best scope of protection evolves from a close cooperation and mutual understanding between the client and the patent attorney.”
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Jan Willem ten Dam

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Drafting and amending patent claims are like solving a puzzle; finding a solution may be easy, the problem is how to find the most effective solution. ”

Ferdinand Leeger

  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Optimally capitalize on your innovation. Activate your ideas.”

Rutger Timmer

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Finding the essence of the invention and expanding its context maximizes the intellectual property value.”

Marco Box

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Belgian Patent Attorney
“Nothing is what is seems if you look close enough.”

Marco Molling

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Belgian Patent Attorney
“IP rights are means, not an end.”

News

Plants can be patentable after all

Classically bred plants should be held patentable once again. Last Wednesday the EPO Board of Appeal came to this remarkable decision. On July 1st last year the EPO – on explicit advice by the European member states – introduced guidelines that seemed to definitely exclude plants obtained by an essentially biological process from patentability. But it was not so definite after all, so it appeared this week. Continue reading

The Ocean Cleanup at work

After an extensive trial phase with a U-shaped tube system, The Ocean Cleanup has finally begun to sweep the ocean clean, under the charismatic leadership of Boyan Slat. This all took place under an intense media spotlight. Continue reading

Up to 1 January 2019: 3 trademark applications for the price of 1

Starting 1 January 2019, the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) will introduce fee adjustments for trademark registrations. Continue reading

Events

AgriFoodTech 2018

Brabanthallen 's-Hertogenbosch, Diezekade, 's-Hertogenbosch

AgriFoodTech is the trade fair with focus on more efficient, effective, sustainable and other ways of production, as well for machine builders, food processors as for professionals in agriculture and horticulture. More about this event

Innovation for Health

World Trade Center (WTC) Rotterdam, Beursplein, Rotterdam

Innovation for Health is the premier event for key players in Health & Life Sciences in the Netherlands and Belgium. It provides a unique opportunity to meet leading innovators, to catch up on the latest trends, to present cutting-edge innovations and to engage leaders and decision makers in Life Sciences & Health. 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