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Chemistry

The chemical sector ranges from manufacturers of base chemicals to pharmaceutical and food companies. It also includes materials based companies, like manufacturers of plastics, agrochemicals, ceramics, and metals or metal alloys, each with their very own characteristics. Base chemicals are more sensitive to economic cycles whereas the pharmaceutical and food sectors operate in a complex regulatory legal framework.  Working with Intellectual Property in the Chemistry sector requires knowledge of the business. With our technical skills and business sense we can assist you in maximizing the value of your IP.

Sector insight

We speak the language of the sector. We are aware of the commercial interests that are at stake. We can provide any service to make sure that the client's IP is protected in the best possible manner. Whether it concerns drafting of a patent application or instituting opposition proceedings. Whether it concerns a single patent or an extensive patent portfolio. For cross-border proceedings, we can work closely together with renowned patent professionals from all over the world.

Many backgrounds

Our patent attorneys have many backgrounds. We are familiar with process engineering, organic or physical chemistry. Furthermore we have patent attorneys with experience in IP departments in industry, ranging from small life science start-ups to large pharmaceutical or food companies.

Full-service partner

We provide all IP services: drafting and prosecuting patent applications all over the world. We can also assist you in defending or attacking patents and in infringement suits in contentious (opposition or litigation) proceedings. Other fields of activity concern Freedom To Operate, IP audits, Trademarks and Supplementary Protection Certificates for pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.

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Annemiek Tepper

Annemiek Tepper

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner
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