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Tech starters

Tech starters

Tech starters

High-tech and biotech start-up companies often live or die by the choices that they make in relation to their IP. When, as a start-up, you properly manage your IP and fully exploit your IP position, your chances of thriving in the highly competitive markets will increase. Understanding this reality, we pay special attention to helping start-ups to reach their goals.

Guide through the maze

We make a real difference. As a full-service IP firm, we guide you through the maze of dos and don’ts. Together with you we develop your IP position and make sure that it is in alignment with your overall business strategy.

Shared background

Our attorneys have extensive experience in working with high-tech and biotech start-ups. In many cases, we share a background in start-ups or have worked in the industry. We are familiar with the specific problems and challenges that you encounter. That helps us to maximize the value of your Intellectual Property.

Building a sound IP portfolio

We provide the IP service that you need for building up a sound IP portfolio and for managing it successfully. This means involving you for those aspects of IP that are particularly relevant to you and shielding you from the burden of patent/legal formalities.

 

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Herman Witmans

Herman Witmans

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner
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News

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

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

Silver ranking by Financial Times

In the list of Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2019, drawn up by the Financial Times, V.O. has been ranked silver in the category Mechanical Engineering.Continue reading

Events

2019 AIPPI World Congress – London

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Londen, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Annual World Congress of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle). Continue reading

Improve your practical knowledge at the IP Academy – Basic

Winthontlaan 6, 3526 KV Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Follow the annual course on patents, trademarks and designs. For innovative entrepreneurs who wish to improve their intellectual property (IP) know-how, V.O. Patents & Trademarks organizes a basic course on IP on Thursday 26 September. Continue reading

Product case game: Heineken THE SUB

V.O. Patents & Trademarks, Winthontlaan 6/G, Utrecht, Netherlands

Exclusively for for all students who have participated in the TU/e Contest, WUR Challenge, TU Delft Contest and UT Challenge we 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. Win the game and THE SUB is yours! Continue reading