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Annemiek Tepper

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.’
Annemiek Tepper

Annemiek Tepper

  • Chemistry
  • Life Sciences
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Senior Associate

In 2002, Annemiek Tepper joined V.O., where she became a Senior Associate in 2010. During her academic career, she spent one year at the University of Chapel Hill (USA) and at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Annemiek studied biochemistry at the University of Groningen. She obtained her PhD at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (Amsterdam).

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Her specialties include biochemistry, biotechnology, oncology, immunology, diagnostics, medical technology, dairy science and food technology. She is actively involved in assessing the patentability of new developments, and in drafting and prosecuting patent applications worldwide. Other activities include evaluating third party patent portfolios and providing opinions of validity/invalidity and infringement/non infringement. She is also experienced in representing clients in opposition and appeal cases before the EPO. Her clients are diverse and range from academic institutions, SME’s to multinationals.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (2006-present)
  • Post-Doc, Academic Medical Center (2000-2002)

Education

  • PhD, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam (2000, with honours)
  • MSc in Biochemistry, University of Groningen (1994, with honours)

Directories

  • Highlighted as ‘exceptional attorney’ by IP Stars Handbook MIP, 2016.

Publications

  • Tepper AD, Ruurs P, Borst J, van Blitterswijk WJ (2001) Biochim. Biophys. Res. Commun. 280:634
  • Tepper AD, Diks SH, van Blitterswijk WJ, Borst J (2000) J. Biol. Chem. 275:34810
  • Tepper AD, Ruurs P, Wiedmer T, Sims PJ, Borst J, van Blitterswijk WJ (2000) J. Cell Biol. 150:155
  • Tepper AD and van Blitterswijk WJ (2000) Methods Enzymol. 312:16
  • Tepper AD, de Vries E, van Blitterswijk WJ, Borst J (1999) J. Clin. Invest. 103:971
  • Tepper AD, Boesen-de Cock JG, de Vries E, Borst J, van Blitterswijk WJ (1999) J. Biol. Chem. 272:24308
  • Boesen-de Cock JG, Tepper AD, de Vries E, van Blitterswijk WJ, Borst J (1999) J.Biol. Chem. 274:14255
  • Borst P, van Blitterswijk WJ, Borst J, Tepper AD, Schinkel AH (1998) Drug Resistance Update 1:337
  • Boesen-de Cock JG, Tepper AD, de Vries E, van Blitterswijk WJ, Borst J (1998) J. Biol. Chem. 273:7560
  • Tepper AD, Dammann H, Bominaar AA, Véron M (1994) J. Biol. Chem. 269:32175
  • Véron M, Tepper A, Hildebrandt M, Lascu I, Lacombe ML, Janin J, Moréra S, Cherfils J, Dumas C, Chiadmi M (1994) Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 370:607
  • Bominaar AA, Tepper AD, Véron M (1994) FEBS Lett. 353(1):5

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of the Committee ‘professional orientation’ of the Dutch Patent Association (Orde van Octrooigemachtigden) aimed to promote the profession of patent attorney
  • EPI Tutor

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

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News

Food fight: ‘BIG MAC’ EU trademark (provisionally) revoked

The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently revoked the ‘BIG MAC’ EU trademark of fast-food chain, McDonald’s. According to the EUIPO, the name of the hamburger that is known across the world was not sufficiently demonstrated to be used in the European Union. At first glance, it appears an unusual decision.Continue reading

Column – Intellectual property in the interest of patients

Deploying artificial intelligence to identify the risks of heart conditions even earlier. Using nano-techniques, medicines can be administered exactly where they are needed, while the patient is still lying in the ambulance.Continue reading

V.O Promotions

Annemie Jaeken (Leuven office) and Huub Maas (Utrecht office) have been appointed as partners, and Marlon Blood (Munich office), Martin Klok (The Hague office) and Rutger Timmer (Eindhoven office) are now Senior Associates.Continue reading

Events

2019 AIPPI World Congress – London

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Londen, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Annual World Congress of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle). Continue reading

European Patent Seminar

Hotel Excelsior München, Schützenstraße, Munich, Germany

Know the latest ins-and-outs concerning examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. Be updated on the unitary patent and the unified patent court. Anyone wishing to increase his or her working knowledge of procedures for European patents, German utility models or designs as for instance strategic complements or alternatives to patents, should register now for the fourth edition of V.O.’s IP seminar in Munich! Continue reading

Product case game: Heineken THE SUB

V.O. Patents & Trademarks, Winthontlaan 6/G, Utrecht, Netherlands

Exclusively for for all students who have participated in the TU/e Contest, WUR Challenge, TU Delft Contest and UT Challenge we organize a special product case game. Make a deep dive into the innovative world of home draught beer with Heineken’s THE SUB. Via this game you will gain insight into the role of Intellectual Property during the development of this stunning device. Win the game and THE SUB is yours! Continue reading