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Cees Jansen

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
“Do not give up before you have achieved your objectives.”
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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. ”

Mark Einerhand

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

Noëlle Wolfs

  • European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
“What particularly inspires me in this field is to combine my skills with the clients' needs and to see my clients' companies benefit from their intellectual property strategy.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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

Events

Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AMSIA) 2018

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award is the Amsterdam competition for innovative ideas with a societal and/or commercial impact, organized by IXA. It is an annual competition for the best applicable innovation resulting from Amsterdam research. More about this event