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Annelies de Bosch Kemper-de Hilster

  • Attorney-at-Law
“The first quality of style is clarity. (Aristotle)”

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.”

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.”

Alexander van Loon

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

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.”

Marco Molling

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

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.”

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.”

Michiel van Rooij

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Patents matter.”
Wezenbeek, Bart van

Bart van Wezenbeek

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“We use our knowledge and experience to optimize your IP position.”

News

Column – The enterprising university

We’re doing things differently to many other universities, where the TTOs (technology transfer offices) often fly the flag of the university directly. Utrecht Holdings is financially independent, whereby Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht are 100% owners of the shares. And that works well: it provides the freedom to be enterprising. Continue reading

Infringement by equivalence

It is one of the most challenging subjects in the field of patents – equivalence. Henri van Kalkeren, patent attorney at V.O., explains: ‘Recent decisions of judges therefore remain relevant to us. It is and remains a relatively grey area.’ Continue reading

Platform Formalities Officers increases level of administration

In various European countries, there is a great deal of enthusiasm about the approach and method of the Platform Formalities Officers (PFO). In less than ten years, the PFO has developed into a respected platform. High time to find out a bit more about it. Ronald van Egmond, PFO board member and business support senior advisor at V.O., answers five questions. Continue reading