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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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Sjoerd Postma

Sjoerd Postma

  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Associate
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News

COVID-19 update 8

The government measures to combat COVID-19 not only affect business operations but they could also impact you as a patent applicant or patent holder.Continue reading

Trade secrets as an IP asset: making confidentiality work for you

Traditionally, businesses have seen confidentiality of information as a risk to be mitigated. Who can I really trust with my secrets? And how can I stop them from cheating?Continue reading

V.O. Belgium recognized as a partner Agency for Innovation and Enterprise

Recently, the V.O. Belgian offices were recognized again for a period of five years as partners of the Agency for Innovation & Enterprise (VLAIO).Continue reading

Events

Knowledge for Growth 2021

Gent ICC, Familie van Rysselberghedreef, Ghent, België

Join us on 27, 28 and 29 September together with 1000+high-level life scieces actors from 500+ companies and organisations. Continue reading

Dutch Lifes Sciences Conference 2021

CORPUS Congress Centre, Willem Einthovenstraat, Oegstgeest, Netherlands

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