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‘Our experts help you seize all opportunities’

Optimally capitalize on your innovation. Activate your ideas.

Tamara Elmore

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • United States Patent Agent
“Patents can work for or against you. Creating your own patent portfolio, while mitigating the risks of your competitors’ IP rights, is essential for success in today’s technology-based economy.”

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.”

Michiel van Rooij

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

Frits Michiels

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“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.”

Claudia Meindel

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

Henri van Kalkeren

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

Kasper Haak

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

Jetze Beeksma

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

Herman Witmans

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“A broad perspective and creativity as well as a keen eye for detail are needed for obtaining the best IP-protection.”

Ferdinand Leeger

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

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