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Hightech & Electronics

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 Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Belgian Patent Attorney
  • Senior 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

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

Column – Intellectual property in the interest of patients

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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