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Engineering

In the engineering sector, we work with many ambitious and innovative entrepreneurs. They all have an enormous drive to develop a perfect product and exploit it commercially. Our hands-on team of specialized attorneys shares this passion for engineering, and speaks your language. Our clients in the field of mechanics encompas a broad range of technologies. This has helped us to develop both wide-scope and in-depth knowledge in highly sophisticated technologies or product lines. We are dedicated to understanding your business and the market it operates in so that we can work, together with you, on developing an effective IP strategy.

Broad range of clients

Our clients include small start-ups, family owned businesses, engineering companies and internationally operating manufacturers. The services we provide to them are similarly diverse, from helping to set up an effective IP strategy to building a strong patent portfolio, from drafting patent applications to taking legal action against infringing parties all over the world.

Hands-on team

Our patent attorneys have an engineering or science background, and many of us have experience in business or industry. All of our attorneys are fully qualified as IP practitioners and hold a master's degree or PhD’s from renowned technical universities. Because of our practical business experience and interest in technique, we speak the language of your trade just as easily as we can explain or defend your invention in legal terms.

Full-service partner

We provide all IP services that are necessary for obtaining, maintaining and defending patents. In addition, we can advise you in respect of, for example, trademarks, secrecy agreements and license agreements. As a full-service firm, we do not only have patent attorneys, trademark attorneys and attorneys-at-law. We also have in-house specialists providing, for instance, top-quality search, annuity and translation services Together, we can assist you with all your IP work. Whether it is advice, filing, opposition, legal practice or IP strategy, we take care of it for you.

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Michiel van Rooij

Michiel van Rooij

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner
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News

The lithium-ion battery

It is impossible to imagine our daily life without this invention, which was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2019, and developed by a Brit, an American and a Japanese. The lithium-ion battery is used everywhere, from laptops, cell phones to electric bicycles and cars.Continue reading

Well-prepared for the future

Column by Cees Jansen, former chairman V.O. After 26 years, I have left V.O. I was chairman for the last 12 years, a task that I have passed on to Herman Witmans. This is a good moment to look back.Continue reading

Recommended by JUVE Patent

In May 2020, V.O. was recommended by JUVE Patent in the categories Patent Filing and Prosecution. Listed as recommended individuals are Marco Box, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Otto Oudshoorn and Jetze Beeksma.Continue reading

Events

Webinar: getting started with patents

On 27 August 2020, we will organise the first webinar in a series of six about dealing strategically with your intellectual property. In the webinar 'Getting Started with Patents', patent attorney Henri van Kalkeren will take you through the most important topics about patents, so you can be more profitable with your innovation. Continue reading

IP World Summit 2020

Hilton London Syon Park, Park Road, Isleworth, Brentford, UK

IP World provides the opportunity to network with senior IP professionals from across the Globe, and from global corporates across the high tech, telecoms, software, pharmaceutical, retail, FMCG, online and oil & gas industries. Continue reading

IP Service World 2020

Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre, Hochstraße, München, Germany

Europe’s largest IP Convention & Trade Fair, the IP Service World, is a very unique event. It is the perfect mixture of a comprehensive trade fair and a top-class convention with contributions from leading experts. Continue reading