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The Software and ICT 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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Rutger Timmer

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Associate
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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

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

ASTP Proton Annual Conference

LIEGE Palais des Congrès, Liège, België

The ASTP Proton Annual Conference will take place from 23-25 May 2018 in Liège (Belgium). This year's theme is 'Technology Transfer in a Changing Environment'. More about this event