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‘Our experts help you seize all opportunities’

Optimally capitalize on your innovation. Activate your ideas.

Maaike Witteman

  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
“Optimally capitalize on your innovation. Activate your ideas.”

Claudia Meindel

  • Attorney-at-Law
“To be equally familiar with the law and practical business needs provides maximum benefit for clients.”

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.”

Jetze Beeksma

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

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.”

Kim Tan

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“What really makes the difference for a case to succeed can usually be learned from your client.”

Leo Jessen

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Creative thinking is the key to all innovation.”

Peter de Lange

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

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.”
Dam, Jan Willem ten

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. ”

News

IP Academy well attended

This year’s IP Academy was scheduled between 1 and 15 November and saw broad participation from all sectors of our Dutch client database. Continue reading

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

Events

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