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Optimally capitalize on your innovation. Activate your ideas.

Annemie Swinnen

  • European Patent Attorney
“Patents, if drafted and used properly, are a very valuable tool to help achieve defined business goals.”

Marlon Blood

  • European Patent Attorney
“Different parts of patent law seem to a certain extent to conflict. I enjoy exploring the fault lines that such conflicts create. I am mindful of such fault lines when obtaining patents for my clients and strive to exploit them when defending my clients.”

Kasper Haak

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

Maaike Witteman

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

Bart van Wezenbeek

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

Nick Oostenbroek

  • Attorney-at-Law
“It always works out differently.”

Adriaan Seerden

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Theodore Roosevelt)”

Rutger Timmer

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

Bart Jan Niestadt

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Belgian Patent Attorney
“The critical factors for a successful IP policy are different for each business. Knowing these factors is key.”

News

Patent advice on campus in Groningen

Would you like to quickly ask a patent attorney from V.O. about the possibilities for a patent application? You can do this on more and more campuses and knowledge institutions through the V.O. initiative “Meet the Expert”. Continue reading

V.O. employees follow AED course

V.O. is the sponsor of the Dutch Heart Foundation (Hartstichting) that stimulates active scientific research into solutions for heart and vascular diseases. As part of the sponsorship agreements, employees from V.O. were able to follow a resuscitation course provided by the Red Cross. Continue reading

V.O. and Clariant jointly organise Nagoya seminar

On 26 October, the seminar ‘Nagoya Protocol – implications and consequences of using genetic resources’ was on the agenda. This event was jointly organised by the V.O. offices in Munich and Clariant, a Swiss chemicals concern that operates worldwide. 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