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Midsized companies are a driving force for innovation. In fact, some of the greatest inventions were made by midcorporates. However, often the expertise to protect these inventions is not available in-house. This is where we come in. With our hands-on knowledge and experience, you are able to obtain protection for your inventions and make them a valuable asset for your company.

Great number of midcorporate clients

Amongst our clients are a great number of midcorporates. We handle any of the IP issues that you may encounter. For example, we draft your patent applications, defend your patents or assert your patents against 3rd parties that may be using your inventions. We help you to build up a balanced portfolio and manage it successfully, so that the value of your Intellectual Property is maximized.

All relevant expertise for your business

With more than 60 attorneys we cover a broad field of specialisms and sectors. This ensures that you will work with an attorney that has knowledge and experience that is relevant to your business. Our offices are located in regions that are centres of innovation throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, so we’re always close to you. With a well developed network of patent agencies worldwide, we can ensure the best form of protection worldwide.

Dedicated team

A dedicated team of patent attorneys is at your disposal to provide the services that are needed by companies like yours. With this team, we always strive to find new ways to maximize the value of your innovations and achieve a balance between costs and potential revenues.

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Herman Witmans

Herman Witmans

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
  • 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

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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Knowledge for Growth 2024

Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp, Koningin Astridplein, Antwerp, Belgium

The crème de la crème of the Belgian life sciences community is present at flanders.bio's annual Knowledge for Growth conference, which brings together decision-makers from the biotech, pharma and medtech, agriculture and chemical industries, as well as investors, universities, top research institutions, policy makers and competence providers.

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