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Chemistry sector

Chemistry

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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Henri van Kalkeren

Henri van Kalkeren

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Associate
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News

V.O. advises companies through Wallonia subsidy program

The Wallonia Region (Wallonia, Belgium) is investing in the future of small and medium-sized companies in Wallonia. This government program enables businesses to spend a subsidy for each theme using ‘business checks’ (Chèques Entreprises) with qualified service providers. V.O. is one of these service providers.Continue reading

COVID-19 update 2

We hope this message finds you in good health. We previously informed you about the precautionary measures that we introduced in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a consequence, our office now operates in ’home-office mode’.Continue reading

UPC postponed

The introduction of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has been postponed. This is due to a very recent ruling by the German Constitutional Court.Continue reading

Events

Knowledge for Growth 2020

Gent ICC, Ghent, Belgium

Don’t miss the 2020 edition on 10 September 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 16th 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. Continue reading

Sustainable Plastics & Materials Expo 2020

ATLAS Theater, Raadhuisplein 100, Emmen, Netherlands

The first edition of the Sustainable Plastics & Materials Expo 2020 will take place in Chemical Cluster Emmen in the Netherlands. Continue reading