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Life Sciences

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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Hajo Kraak

Hajo Kraak

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner
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News

Put your hands together for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 – How fundamental research can lead to new opportunities in innovation

Last year the Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Benjamin List and David MacMillan for ‘the development of asymmetric organocatalysis’. This is a fine example of a fundamental scientific discovery that has quickly found a practical application.Continue reading

First meeting of the Administrative Committee of the new European Patent Court

On 22 February 2022, the first meeting of the Administrative Committee of the new European Patent Court (the Unified Patent Court) took place.Continue reading

Money Losing Party Court

V.O. model quickly estimates patent value

How do you estimate the economic value of a patent? V.O. has developed a model that arrives at an estimation based on various factors. This allows companies to have a better understanding of how much their patent can deliver for them.Continue reading

Events

Dutch Lifes Sciences Conference 2022

CORPUS Congress Centre, Willem Einthovenstraat, Oegstgeest, Netherlands

The foremost life sciences business network event in the Netherlands. Continue reading

Unitary Patent Package Conference 2022

Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam - Amstel, Joan Muyskenweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Finally the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court will become reality! In January 2022 Austria ratified as the 13th country and the new system will be up and running in the second half of 2022. So, patent professionals get prepared! Continue reading

IP Service World 2022

Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre, an IHG Hotel, Hochstraße, München, Germany

Europe’s largest IP Convention & Trade Fair, the IP Service World, is a very unique event. It is the perfect mixture of a comprehensive trade fair and a top-class convention with contributions from leading experts. Continue reading