An application for a patent in the field of electrical engineering cannot be compared to an application for a patent for a DNA sequence, for example. Specialised knowledge of the relevant technological sectors is crucial in order to map out the right approach. The attorneys of NLO have expertise in such fields as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, biotechnology and medical technology. They will be glad to assist you with their specific knowledge and to help you with the formulation of a comprehensive strategy for the protection of your intellectual property rights.Read more
Now that the votes have been counted, it is clear that the UK electorate has voted to leave the EU. The referendum result is not legally binding, but there is no serious doubt that the UK government will follow the result and within some months start the procedure to leave the EU, and that the UK Parliament will not block an EU exit.Read more
It’s easier to experience what virtual reality is than to describe it. It’s a question of putting on the headset, pulling on the gloves and suddenly you’re being attacked from all sides by flying aliens. That interaction between the real and the virtual world, is managed by the Manus.Read more
According to The Global Intellectual Property Index 5th Report (GIPI5) by law firm Taylor Wessing, the Netherlands is an IP leader. The report, released June 14, compares IP regimes in 43 jurisdictions based on their accessibility, ease of enforcing rights and legal framework.Read more
Consumers come across food and drink products every day, and several times a day they must choose between the products of various suppliers. The distinguishing power and brand experience of these products and their packaging plays a big role in these choices.Read more
The IAM Patent 1000 2016: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe. In this new edition, 8 patent attorneys of NLO have received a ‘highly recommended’ ranking for ‘Prosecution’.Read more
'A top molecule' is how Sander van Berkel describes the discovery of BCN, made in 2010 at Radboud University in Nijmegen. Now this molecule is the basis for Synaffix, a young biotech company in Oss. "The most important thing that we do is trying to bring a cure for cancer a step closer."Read more
NLO’s patent attorneys Emil Pot and Thea van der Wijk are featured in BioVox’ whitepaper, in which the challenges and opportunities of in vitro diagnostics (IVD) in Europe and the US are being discussed.Read more
Knowledge for Growth is Europe's leading regional biotech and life sciences convention attended by more than 1.100 participants from > 330 life sciences companies & organisations.
NLO is Golden Sponsor and our experts will be present during the day at booth 31.Read more
An article by Caroline Pallard (NLO) and Armand Killan (Bird&Bird) regarding the patentability of second or further medical use of substances or compositions, focusing on the Swiss-type claim and its successor, the purpose-limited product claim, as introduced by the EPC.Read more
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Intellectual Property is a valuable asset. From start-up to market leader, applying a smart strategy for patents, trademarks and/or designs adds value to every company. Examples of such successful IP strategies can be found at our page ‘Cases’. Read more