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Magic bullets against tumors: decorating on molecular scale

'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."

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Emil Pot and Thea van der Wijk on in vitro diagnostics in BioVox’ new Whitepaper

Emil Pot, Thea van der Wijk

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.

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NLO at Knowledge for Growth May 26th

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.

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Protection and enforcement of second medical use claims

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.

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Protecting and strengthening brands at Danone

When Isaac Carasso founded Danone, the company introduced Spanish doctors to the health benefits of yogurt. The yogurt was named after the founder's son Daniel, nicknamed 'Danon' in the Catalan language. The brand name has remained an invaluable asset ever since.

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Fortify #4 spring/summer 2016 edition online

Fortify is the business relation magazine published twice a year by NLO and NLO Shieldmark. It contains interviews, news and background articles, that highlights Intellectual Property in all its facets.

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NLO patent attorneys ranked as IP Star 2016

We are very proud to announce that 5 of our patent attorneys are ranked by Managing Intellectual Property as IP Star 2016.

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EPO opposition: key players, key fields and the key to change

Shiri Burema, René van Duijvenbode

Opposition before the EPO is a powerful tool for challenging the validity of a granted European patent. Opposition success rates are high and oppositions save time. 

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NLO seminar Ghent was a great success!

On Monday March 14th the official opening seminar of NLO’s new offices in Ghent took place. We look back at a very enjoyable afternoon.

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NLO Shieldmark wins Award ‘Benelux - Firm of the Year for Trade Mark Prosecution’

NLO Shieldmark is proud to have been voted ‘Benelux - Firm of the Year for Trade Mark Prosecution’ by the highly respected Managing IP magazine.

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Working at NLO

For vacancies please visit our Dutch website.


For more information, feel free to get in touch with our HR advisors. For more details, go to About NLO > Career opportunities at NLO

Intellectual Property: Cases

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