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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.

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Bernard Ledeboer

Bernard Ledeboer

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner
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News

Column – Intellectual property in the interest of patients

Deploying artificial intelligence to identify the risks of heart conditions even earlier. Using nano-techniques, medicines can be administered exactly where they are needed, while the patient is still lying in the ambulance.Continue reading

V.O Promotions

Annemie Jaeken (Leuven office) and Huub Maas (Utrecht office) have been appointed as partners, and Marlon Blood (Munich office), Martin Klok (The Hague office) and Rutger Timmer (Eindhoven office) are now Senior Associates.Continue reading

Winner of MIP Award and WTR1000 recommendation

V.O is once again the proud winner of the 2019 Netherlands Firm of the Year Award conferred by Managing Intellectual Property.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. Anyone wishing to increase his or her working knowledge of procedures for European patents, German utility models or designs as for instance strategic complements or alternatives to patents, should register now for the fourth edition of V.O.’s IP seminar in Munich! 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

APAA Council Meeting 2019

Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan

The Asian Patent Attorneys Association ("APAA") is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region (including Australia and New Zealand). The 70th Council Meeting of the APAA and the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the APAA will take place at the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei International Convention Center, Le Méridien Taipei and Humble House Taipei in Xinyi District (near Taipei 101). The APAA 2019, scheduled for 8 to 12 November, will be an opportunity for all participants to explore a wide range of IP hot topics presented in committee meetings, workshops, and networking. On behalf of V.O., Marco Molling and Otto Oudshoorn will attend the meeting. Click here for more information.   Continue reading