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Optimally capitalize on your innovation. Activate your ideas.

Mark Einerhand

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“In the end it's all about the value that the patent adds to the product.”
Wezenbeek, Bart van

Bart van Wezenbeek

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

Saskia van Doorn

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“IP is the driving force behind R&D.”

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.”

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)”

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.”

Jasper Groot Koerkamp

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

Marco Molling

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

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.”

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.”

News

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

Up to 1 January 2019: 3 trademark applications for the price of 1

Starting 1 January 2019, the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) will introduce fee adjustments for trademark registrations. Continue reading

Events

AgriFoodTech 2018

Brabanthallen 's-Hertogenbosch, Diezekade, 's-Hertogenbosch

AgriFoodTech is the trade fair with focus on more efficient, effective, sustainable and other ways of production, as well for machine builders, food processors as for professionals in agriculture and horticulture. More about this event

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