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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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Huub Maas

Huub Maas

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner
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News

Brexit

The impact of Brexit on IP rights

The United Kingdom (UK) is expected to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, with or without a deal. The British Parliament has expressly stated that the existing IP rights that have been established within the EU context will be guaranteed in either case. Below you will find a brief overview of the impact […]Continue reading

Supplier must warn of potential patent infringement in another country

Imagine that you sell a product that does not fall under the Netherlands’ patent protection to a customer, but your customer then exports the product to Germany where it is protected by a patent. How does this affect your liability?Continue reading

Patent advice on campus in Groningen

Would you like to quickly ask a patent attorney from V.O. about the possibilities for a patent application? You can do this on more and more campuses and knowledge institutions through the V.O. initiative “Meet the Expert”.Continue reading

Events

NCCC Conference 2019

Hotel NH Noordwijk Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst, Langelaan, Noordwijkerhout

The 20th Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference will take place March 4-6, 2019 in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. More about this event

Idea, IP & Innovation (3i-) Event

High Tech Campus Eindhoven, High Tech Campus, Eindhoven

On Tuesday 18 April TW.nl organizes the second edition of the 3i-Event. During this inspiring afternoon about Ideas, Intellectual property and Innovation on the Hightech Campus in Eindhoven, R&D professionals, startups and SME entrepreneurs will learn how to set up a successful IP strategy for their companies. 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