Spring direct naar de hoofdnavigatie of de inhoud

Software or ICT sector

Home / Sectors / Software / ICT

Software / ICT

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.

Contact our experts

Johannes van Melle

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner
More experts

News

Infringement by equivalence

It is one of the most challenging subjects in the field of patents – equivalence. Henri van Kalkeren, patent attorney at V.O., explains: ‘Recent decisions of judges therefore remain relevant to us. It is and remains a relatively grey area.’Continue reading

Platform Formalities Officers increases level of administration

In various European countries, there is a great deal of enthusiasm about the approach and method of the Platform Formalities Officers (PFO). In less than ten years, the PFO has developed into a respected platform. High time to find out a bit more about it. Ronald van Egmond, PFO board member and business support senior […]Continue reading

United Kingdom approves Unified Patent Court

The UK has given its final approval of the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the new Unitary Patent on 26 April 2018.Continue reading