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Engineering sector

Mechanics

Engineering

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.

Contact our experts

Karel de Jong

Karel de Jong

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Associate
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News

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

Demand for patent protection continues to grow in Europe

The 2018 annual report of the European Patent Office (EPO) shows a 4.6% increase in the number of European patent applications, reaching 174,000 applications.Continue reading

Events

European Patent Seminar

Hotel Excelsior München, Schützenstraße, Munich, Germany

Know the latest ins-and-outs concerning examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. Be updated on the unitary patent and the unified patent court. 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