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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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Saskia van Doorn

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Senior Associate
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News

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Events

European Biotech and Pharma Partnering Conference 2018

Osaka, Japan,Congres Convention Centre Second Basement, North Building, Grand Front Osaka

The European Biotech and Pharma Partnering Conference in Osaka offers business contacts to industry professionals who are looking for potential partners in the EU and Japan to ensure sustainable business development and growth. More about this event

BIO JAPAN 2018 – Flemish Life Sciences & Biotech Week

Pacifico Yokohama, 1 Chome-1 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Asia's Premier Partnering Event for the Global Biotechnology Industry BioJapan has played an important role in facilitating interaction between Japanese and global companies/organizations and stimulating new business opportunities for almost two decades. More about this event

The London IP Summit 2018

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, Verenigd Koninkrijk

The London IP Summit is an industry leading event dedicated to bringing together IP owners, experts and investors to address key challenges and operational issues faced by companies and IP professionals today. More about this event