On a working visit to High Tech Campus Eindhoven, a director of a brand-new campus in the Middle East once complained that his buildings all looked fantastic and the campus was even launched with a video by a Hollywood director. But nothing was happening there. It was only after a few visits to Eindhoven that he understood: it was about the vibe. Continue reading
Artificial intelligence offers opportunities for patenting
Innovations based on artificial intelligence and machine learning by computers are becoming increasingly common. V.O. is undoubtedly also interested in these consequences for patents.
Gerard and Anton Awards 2019
Every year, Brainport Eindhoven celebrates the Gerard and Anton Awards festival, named after the two illustrious Philips brothers. Here, prizes are awarded to the 10 most promising startups from Eindhoven that are noteworthy for their combination of applied innovative technology and entrepreneurship.
New Meet the Expert location in Liège
Since April, our office has had a second Meet the Expert location in Belgium, namely in Liège, an economic hotspot in the country. The other Meet the Expert location is on the Corda Campus in Hasselt.
V.O. welcomes new colleagues
Two experienced experts have recently joined the patent and trademark teams. We are very happy to welcome Philipp Reichl at the Munich office. Philipp is a European and German patent attorney in the Hightech & Electronics department.
Knowledge sharing as keyword for optimal service provision
Sharing knowledge is not only the basic principle of the patent system - publishing the invention in exchange for the right to deter others from using it - but has also become an increasingly important driver of IP service provision.
New Chairman of V.O.
As of 1 September, Herman Witmans will be the new Chairman of V.O. He is succeeding Cees Jansen. Cees has worked there for 26 years, of which more than 12 years as Chairman. He will remain associated with the organization as an advisor.
The best-known medicine in the world: Aspirin
At the end of the 19th century, a young researcher from Bayer made one the most significant discoveries ever – the painkiller Aspirin. It was valuable for his employer, and also for his father who suffered from rheumatism. It led to a worldwide success! Continue reading
New on Kluwer Patent Blog: Koninklijke Philips N.V. vs. Wiko SAS, Nederland
The holder of a standard essential patent (SEP) should first notify the alleged infringer of the SEP, following which the alleged infringer should inform the patent holder of its willingness to take a licence. Then, said licence needs to be offered on FRAND terms.
Potentially new opportunities for patents in the United States
In the USA, one of the requirements against which the conclusions of a patent application can be tested is whether it contains a matter that is eligible for patenting. Continue reading