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In life sciences, including biotechnology, V.O. represents clients in a broad range of traditional pharmaceutical as well as biological technologies, including immunology, virology, molecular biology, animal and plant genetics, gene therapy, protein chemistry, pharmacology, enzymology, bioinformatics and others. Specific areas of expertise include among others diagnostics, recombinant cytokines, antibody technology, personalized medicine, biomarkers, recombinant antigens and vaccines, and antisense and small RNA technology.

From start-ups to multinationals

Our client base in the life sciences and biotechnology sector ranges from biotech start-ups to multinationals. Working for and with biotech start-ups requires a special approach, as balancing research and commercial development may be complex. The long-term IP strategy, for instance, in which the patent portfolio should be attractive to possible investors and licensees, sometimes seems at odds with the short-term company policy. We know exactly how to provide solutions that are workable and effective.

Renowned experts

Our patent attorneys include renowned experts in biotech and life sciences. Some have worked in the life sciences industry, for instance as researcher. All of them are highly dedicated to their profession, and see it as their mission to help companies to build up a sound and balanced IP portfolio that enables these companies to keep up the good work.

Full-service partner

We provide all IP services: drafting and prosecuting patent applications all over the world. We assist you in defending or attacking patents; in infringement suits and in opposition or invalidity proceedings. Other fields of activity are Freedom To Operate analysis, IP audits and Supplementary Protection Certificates for pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. Particularly for biotech start-ups we commit ourselves to supporting you throughout the different developmental stages of your company. We help you to integrate IP into your operational management and materialize the knowledge assets of your company.

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Frits Schut

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner
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News

V.O. sponsor of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AMSIA) 2018

We are proud to announce that V.O. will be sponsor of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AMSIA) 2018, of which the finals of the Award will be held for the thirteenth time on Tuesday 19 June 2018.Continue reading

Patents attract investors and offer entrepreneurial freedom

A patent is much more than the legal protection of a product. It can expand your financial perspectives and help make a business attractive to investors. Patent Attorney Johannes van Melle explains, and two businesses talk about their motives.Continue reading

MIP Firm Year award

Benelux Firm of the Year Award for V.O.

We did it again! During the annual Managing IP’s EMEA  Awards Dinner of 8 March, the Benelux Firm of the Year Award was presented to V.O.Continue reading

Events

WJA Munich Conference

Courtyard by Marriott München Ost, Orleansstraße, München, Duitsland

On 3 and 4 May, the WJA Munich Conference will take place in Munich city center. During this two-day event, lawyers, judges, attorneys, students, and professionals from around the world will discuss a variety of IP topics. More about this event

Knowledge for Growth

Gent ICC, Ghent, Belgium

Don’t miss the 2018 edition on May 17th and capture the attention of 1,300 high-level life sciences actors from about 550 companies & organisations! The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending the 14th edition of flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. More about this event

Workshop Searching in patent databases

Biopartner Center Leiden, J.H. Oortweg 21, Leiden

As a follow up to the successful event Protecting Your Business of 28 March, Gulliver in cooperation with RVO organizes four additional workshops with respect to Intellectual Property. Two of the workshops will be co-presented by experts from V.O. More about this event