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Hightech & Electronics

The Hightech and Electronics sector is by its nature a sector that is forever re-inventing itself through the creation of new industry standards and new core technologies. In this sector, high volumes of patent applications are applied for and while the subject matter may be complex, costs are always important. We have long experience of working in this sector and have a good understanding of the particular challenges that it presents, such as the protection of software inventions and standard-related inventions. Using that experience and understanding, we are able to assist you in maximizing the value of your IP.

Strong client base

With a strong client base in the innovative electronics industry, ranging from start-ups to multinationals, our office helps those companies to organize their business in such a manner that their IP interests are secured and protected optimally.

Particular experience

Being closely affiliated with the world of high-tech and electronics, we have built up particular IP expertise in the fields of computing, semiconductors, mechatronics, healthcare, and optics. Having the experience of working with research institutions as well as the industry and start-ups, we are able to quickly grasp the needs of your business from an IP perspective.

Full-service partner

We provide a full range of 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 third party rights investigations and IP audits. As a full-service firm, we not only have patent attorneys, trademark attorneys and attorneys-at-law that can assist with IP advice, filing, opposition, legal practice or IP strategy, but also in-house specialists providing, for instance, top-quality searches, annuity and translation services.

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Bart Jan Niestadt

Bart Jan Niestadt

  • European, Dutch and Belgian Patent Attorney
  • Partner
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News

Individual accreditations by MIP

After IP Stars, the annual guide from Managing IP (MIP), already recognized our Dutch and Belgian patent practices as ‘Tier 1’ and ‘Tier 2’ Patent Prosecution Firms, respectively, individual distinctions of ‘IP Star 2021’ were awarded in the Fall to Bettina Hermann, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Marco Molling, Otto Oudshoorn and Herman Witmans.Continue reading

In V.O.’s lab: spotlight on the patent attorney

Patent attorneys administer a key amount of the intellectual property — the crown jewels — of your business. Each one is a versatile technician who is expected to be a ‘Jack of all trades.’ What makes a good patent attorney at V.O.? Here follows a character sketch.Continue reading

Events in the time of corona  

Various IP trade fairs, congresses, and conferences, which were already deferred in 2020 to 2021 due to corona, have now been deferred again to next year. It’s an annoying fact but one we must continue to consider for the time being.Continue reading

Events

Business Days Twente 2022

University of Twente, Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Netherlands

Business Days Twente 2022  consists of a series of events aimed at creating and improving contacts between students, post-graduates and alumni on one side, and potential employers on the other. Continue reading

EPO Tech Day 2022: Technologies of Transformation

Tech Day is an annual celebration of innovation, learning and collaboration that takes place at the European Patent Office (EPO). Primarily an internal event until now, Tech Day brings together teams of experts from across the Office to explore a technological theme of special significance. Continue reading

IPBC Europe 2022

The Landmark London, Marylebone Road, London, UK

Europe’s foremost conference on IP value creation, organized by IAM. The event will bring together elite decision makers to discuss key policy, business and legal developments, as well as the best strategies for maximising IP value in the increasingly dynamic European market. Continue reading