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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.”

Denys Bertels

  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
“It is important to understand clients’ business well. Thinking along with the client and including aspects such as marketing and costs leads to optimal expert advice.”

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.”
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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. ”

Jurriaan Cleuver

  • Attorney-at-Law
  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
“The ability to be practical in complex legal situations leads to a solution that will result in the best possible commercial advantage.”

Kasper Haak

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“It's my challenge to acquire patent rights as pertinent business assets.”

Eva Eulaers

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

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.”

Bernard Ledeboer

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Simple ideas are often the best inventions, but are the most difficult to protect. I enjoy the challenge of safeguarding those inventions.”

Michiel van Rooij

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Patents matter.”

News

The consequences of the Nagoya Protocol

  The Nagoya Protocol is highly relevant for the Dutch seed culture sector. But the content of the protocol is far from easy to understand. IP Leads summarises the main provisions for you and the most important consequences. Continue reading

No happy ending for a pharmaceutical company in a case involving a Native American tribe

In the case known as Mohawk tribe versus Mylan, the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that patent holders cannot shield themselves from an “inter partes review” of a patent by assigning that patent to a Native American tribe. Ironically enough, this is due to the fact that the decision handed down by the Court stated that the “inter partes review” procedure in the principal action is not “inter partes” (“between parties”). Continue reading

Does the new law for the protection of trade secrets offer sufficient protection?

On 9 June, the new law for the protection of trade secrets came into force (based on European Directive 2016/943/EU). On the basis of the law, it is possible to take action against the illegal acquisition, use and disclosure of trade secrets. If a trade secret is misused, the holder can bring various actions based on the law. Continue reading

Events

The London IP Summit 2018

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, Verenigd Koninkrijk

The London IP Summit is an industry leading event dedicated to bringing together IP owners, experts and investors to address key challenges and operational issues faced by companies and IP professionals today. More about this event

IPPLA 3rd Annual Meeting 2018

Omni Hotel, California Street, San Francisco, Californië, USA

Annual Meeting of International Intellectual Property Law Association, Inc. (IIPLA) is the leading event in the West USA. Attended by hundreds of participants from more than 35+ countries. More about this event

APAA General Assembly 2018

Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi, India

The Asian Patent Attorneys Association ("APAA") is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region (including Australia and New Zealand). More about this event