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V.O. Patents & Trademarks

V.O. Patents & Trademarks

Knowledge centers play a pivotal role in the valorisation of research generated by universities or research institutes. Patents are instrumental in protecting the potential market value of that research. Start-up companies often live or die by the choices that they make in relation to their IP. When, as a start-up, you properly manage your IP and fully exploit your IP position, your chances of thriving in the highly competitive markets will increase. Understanding this reality, we pay special attention to helping start-ups to reach their goals. We offer our knowledge, network and experience to support this process.

Effective and efficient

Some of the most renowned knowledge centers are among our longstanding clients. We assist in setting up and maintaining an effective patent policy and identifying potentially valuable know-how. We draft patent applications, and also support in optimizing the process for disclosing, applying for and commercializing inventions. This ensures that applications are handled efficiently and new inventions can be disclosed properly and at the right moment.

Shared scientific background

With over 60 attorneys having a scientific or research background, we cover a very wide range of high-tech and scientific disciplines. Especially in knowledge intensive organizations this is a critical benefit, as you will want to work with peers in terms of quality and specialism. Your researchers and our attorneys speak the same language. Our attorneys have extensive experience in working with high-tech and biotech start-ups. In many cases, we share a background in start-ups or have worked in the industry. We are familiar with the specific problems and challenges that you encounter. That helps us to maximize the value of your Intellectual Property.

Successfully building IP portfolios

We can deliver all the IP services that you need for building up sound IP portfolios and for managing them successfully, for instance via licensing.  When needed, we design client-specific working arrangements which optimize the interface between the process of filing and prosecuting patent applications and your staff and individual researchers.  We also provide you with up-to-date reports on the status of your portfolio. Furthermore, with our extensive network we can link scientists and entrepreneurs whenever that's opportune. We provide the IP service that you need for building up a sound IP portfolio and for managing it successfully. This means involving you for those aspects of IP that are particularly relevant to you and shielding you from the burden of patent/legal formalities

dr. Annemiek Tepper
dr. Annemiek Tepper

Office hours Monday afternoon

Would you like to pose a question quickly, or would you like to get some advice? Stop by at our open office hours every Monday afternoon at V.O. ath the Kadijk 4 on Zernike Campus. Dutch and European patent attorney dr. Annemiek Tepper can offer you IP-advice. Please call 050-3144288 for more information.