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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.

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Herman Witmans

Herman Witmans

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner
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Events

Product case game: Heineken THE SUB

TU Delft Faculty 3mE, Instruction room L, Mekelweg 2, Delft, Netherlands

Exclusively for TU Delft students we, together with Vattenfall Solar Team, 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. And not in the least place, how a multinational reduced its carbon footprint. Win the game and THE SUB is yours! More about this event

Knowledge for Growth 2019

Gent ICC, Gent, België

Don’t miss the 2019 edition on 9 May  and capture the attention of 1,200 high-level life sciences actors from about 550 companies & organisations! The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending the 15th edition of flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. More about this event

INTA Annual Meeting 2019

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The INTA Annual Meeting is the largest and most influential gathering of brand owners and intellectual property (IP) professionals from around the world and from across industries. Join the 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, May 18‒22, 2019, and you’ll leave with fresh perspectives, critical insights, best practices, and knowledge about new market trends to drive your organization forward. More about this event