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Can you keep a secret?

Every business has trade secrets. They represent a value, and their theft or misuse could have disastrous consequences for your turnover, competitive advantage and reputation. It is therefore imperative to protect your secrets, for example by really keeping them secret. Continue reading

Awards and rankings

May and June see the publication of the annual results of comparable examinations carried out by various authoritative international IP guides and trade magazines. V.O. is extremely proud to have attained several good rankings and awards. Continue reading

TU/e Contest     

Column by Robert-Jan Smits Chair of the Executive Board of Eindhoven University of Technology Continue reading

Vaccination

“Prevention is better than cure.” That is highly applicable to the invention of vaccinations. Thanks to immunization, we can control diseases such as smallpox, polio and measles.  Across the globe, we are currently hoping that a vaccine against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 will be developed soon. Continue reading

COVID-19 update 6

The government measures to combat COVID-19 not only affect business operations but they could also impact you as a patent applicant or patent holder. Continue reading

COVID-19: statutory patent terms can’t simply be adjusted for no reason

The government measures to combat COVID-19 not only affect business operations but they could also impact you as a patent applicant or patent holder. Continue reading

The lithium-ion battery

It is impossible to imagine our daily life without this invention, which was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2019, and developed by a Brit, an American and a Japanese. The lithium-ion battery is used everywhere, from laptops, cell phones to electric bicycles and cars. Continue reading

Well-prepared for the future

Column by Cees Jansen, former chairman V.O. After 26 years, I have left V.O. I was chairman for the last 12 years, a task that I have passed on to Herman Witmans. This is a good moment to look back. Continue reading

Recommended by JUVE Patent

In May 2020, V.O. was recommended by JUVE Patent in the categories Patent Filing and Prosecution. Listed as recommended individuals are Marco Box, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Otto Oudshoorn and Jetze Beeksma. Continue reading

Two prizes for V.O.

This January, the Netherlands’ office of V.O. was crowned the best patent firm of 2019. This selection as the ‘Netherlands Patent Attorney Firm of the Year’ was announced by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR). Continue reading