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Mark Einerhand

Patent attorney

‘In the end it's all about the value that the patent adds to the product.’
Mark Einerhand

Mark Einerhand

  • Life Sciences
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner

Mark Einerhand has been active in the patent world since 1998, when he made the switch from a biotech startup to V.O.

Mark’s career started in science. After his studies of molecular biology at the University of Amsterdam, he took his PhD in medical science inLeiden, in 1992. He was a visiting scientist at Cornell University in New York and the MRC at Mill Hill in London.

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His particular expertise lies in the field of medical (bio)technology, diagnostics and medicines. Because of his background at Introgene/Crucell, Mark has a special affinity with Life Science startups. He has a wide experience in patent cases before the court in The Hague.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O. (1998-present)
  • IntroGene (now Crucell), Rijswijk (1995)
  • Post-Doc at Leiden University (1993)
  • Medical Research Council, Mill Hill, London (1992)
  • Visiting Scientist, Cornell University New York (1992)

Education

  • PhD in Medicine, Leiden University (1992)
  • MSc in Biochemistry, University of Amsterdam (1987), Major in Molecular Oncology, Dutch Cancer Institute

Publications

  • Co-author of article ‘The patentability of stem cells in Europe’, IAM Life Sciences 2015.
    Einerhand, M.P.W. (2011): Advance offering of generics found to infringe. Managing Intellectual Property: Vol 205: page: 87.
  • Einerhand M.P.W. (2010): A contribution to: Legal and intellectual property issues associated with stem cells. In: Stem Cells; scientific facts and fiction, (C. Mummery; I. Wilnut, A van de Stolpe and
    B.A.J. Roelen), Academic Press: Elsevier.
  • Einerhand M.P.W. and van Melle, J (2004): Patenting of inventions in the field of bio-informatics.
    In: The new avenues in Bioinformatics, (Seckbach, J and Rubin, E eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, the Netherlands.
  • Principle inventor on Patents and Patent Applications: Einerhand, M.P.W. and Valerio (1997). WO 98/32870: US 6,232,105: A conditional replication and expression system. Einerhand, M.P.W. and Valerio (1997). WO 99/32647: Adeno-associated virus and adenovirus chimeric recombinant viruses useful for the integration of foreign genetic information into chromosomal DNA of target cells in gene therapy. Einerhand, M.P.W. and Valerio (1996). WO98/24924: NZ 336185:
  • Transduction of primate hemopoietic repopulating stem cells. Einerhand, M.P.W. and Valerio (1995). WO 97/20943: US 6,140,103: Regulated protein expression in stably transfected mammalian cells. Einerhand, M.P.W. (1992) Gene transfer into hemopoietic stem cells: prospects for human gene therapy. University of Leiden.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of the Steering Committee World IP Forum 2015
    Former member of the European Qualifying Examination committee III

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

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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

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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

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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