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Multinationals

Multinationals

Multinationals

Large companies often have their own in-house patent department. Nevertheless they frequently employ services of external patent attorneys for matters that require a very specific expertise or when workload exceeds the capacity of their in-house attorneys.  In these cases we are there to help.

Expertise on demand

Our expertise is helpful in, for example, conducting oral proceedings in examination, opposition or appeal, assisting with key patent applications that turn out to be particularly difficult to prosecute, rendering advice on patent validity and infringement and assisting in conducting patent litigation.  When needed, we also provide routine drafting and prosecutions services. We have the man-power to work on an urgent, sometimes last-minute basis.

You can count on us

With more than 60 attorneys, our expertises cover a broad field of specialisms and sectors, nationally and internationally. We have attorneys experienced in handling oppositions and in conducting oral proceedings.  Some attorneys run a practice largely devoted to patent litigation and are experienced in handling infringement and validity opinions. Several of our patent attorneys have years’ long experience as in-house corporate patent counsel.  For them, the switch-over to in-house counseling is natural. You can count on us, whenever and wherever we are needed.

From 'high-profile' to extra capacity

We can handle worldwide prosecution of parts of existing patent portfolios. Also, we can temporarily second our attorneys to companies to work  in-house. With our seasoned private practice attorneys and highly experienced former in-house counsels, we are uniquely equipped to provide support for “high-profile” cases.

Contact our experts

Hajo Kraak

Hajo Kraak

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner
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News

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.Continue reading

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.Continue reading

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.Continue reading

Events

IP World Summit 2019

Amsterdam, Paul van Vlissingenstraat, Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam

IP World provides the opportunity to network with senior IP professionals from across the Globe, and from global corporates across the high tech, telecoms, software, pharmaceutical, retail, FMCG, online and oil & gas industries. Continue reading

IPBC Asia 2019

Palace Hotel Tokyo, 1 Chome-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan

Returning to Tokyo, IPBC Asia 2019 is set to be the largest yet – building on the phenomenal success of the event since its launch in 2013. IPBC Asia is focused on chief IP officers, heads of intellectual property or their equivalents at major corporates from across Asia-Pacific; and their counterparts at major multinationals Continue reading

APAA Council Meeting 2019

Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan

The Asian Patent Attorneys Association ("APAA") is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region (including Australia and New Zealand). Continue reading