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Knowledge Centers

Knowledge centers play a pivotal role in the valorisation of research generated by universities or research institutes. Patents are instrumental in protecting the potential market value of that research. We offer our knowledge, network and experience to support this process.

Effective and efficient

Some of the most renowned knowledge centers are among our longstanding clients. We assist in setting up and maintaining an effective patent policy and identifying potentially valuable know-how. We draft patent applications, and also support in optimizing the process for disclosing, applying for and commercializing inventions from the institute. This ensures that applications are handled efficiently and new inventions can be disclosed properly and at the right moment.

Shared scientific background

With over 60 attorneys with a scientific or research background, we cover a very wide range of high-tech and scientific disciplines. Especially in knowledge intensive organisations this is a critical benefit, as you will want to work with peers in terms of quality and specialism. Your researchers and our attorneys speak the same language. We also have dedicated process experts that can guide knowledge centers in successfully managing and protecting the know-how.

Successfully building IP portfolios

We can deliver all the IP services that you need for building up sound IP portfolios and for managing them successfully, for instance via licensing.  When needed, we design client-specific working arrangements which optimize the interface between the process of filing and prosecuting patent applications and your staff and individual researchers.  We also provide you with up-to-date reports on the status of your portfolio. Furthermore, with our extensive network we can link scientists and entrepreneurs whenever that's opportune.

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Hajo Kraak

Hajo Kraak

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney, European Patent Litigator
  • Partner
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News

Secarna: leading in antisense oligonucleotides

With a growing product portfolio, Munich-based biotech company Secarna Pharmaceuticals focuses on developing so-called antisense oligonucleotide drugs, or ASOs. These drugs are used, for example, within immunoncology and in the treatment of inflammation and fibrosis. In addition, Secarna is working with partners to develop ASOs for numerous other medical applications.Continue reading

Enforcement of intellectual property rights

You have invested considerable time, energy and expense in developing and protecting an invention, design, trademark or logo. At some point you discover that a third party enters the market with a method, product, design or trademark that appears to infringe on your intellectual property (IP) rights. The question is what action you can take.Continue reading

Relaxation of rules for transfer of right of priority

The right of priority is the basis of international patent protection, allowing the applicant to continue the original patent application abroad within one year while maintaining the original filing date. In recent years, an increasing number of patents have been revoked in opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office (EPO) due to an invalid transfer […]Continue reading

Events

Jobfair Vlaamse Technische Kring (VTK) 2024

Brabanthal, Brabantlaan, Leuven, België

The VTK Jobfair will take place on Thurday 14 March 2024. The Jobfair falls during an interesting time for students to find out what the business market has to offer. It is the ideal opportunity for students to get in touch with companies through VTK.

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Graduate Jobfair Ghent 2024

Flanders Expo, Maaltekouter, Ghent, Belgium

De Graduate Jobfair Ghent 2024 is organized by the Ghent University Association.
(Almost) graduated and looking for your first challenging job? Or, looking for further education after your bachelor (BA) or master (MA)? Get to know the current job market and a wide range of further study opportunities.

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JCI Flemish-Brabant Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2024

De Hoorn, Sluisstraat, Leuven, Belgium

JCI Flemish-Brabant Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Our society is constantly changing. And let that be precisely the goal of Junior Chamber International ("JCI"): to bring about positive changes in our society.

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