Protecting innovation in chemistry and the life sciences

With our Chemistry and Life Sciences team, your inventions are in safe hands. The team successfully advises innovators on building and maintaining relevant patent portfolios in a variety of technical sectors, ranging from foods to pharmaceuticals and from polymers to soaps.

We understand the wants and needs of our clients, as many of our attorneys have substantial in-house experience. As a result, the team is exceptionally well-placed to help businesses throughout the entire patent process. Because of this, our clients seek our advice on, e.g., the drafting of patent applications and the prosecution of their world-wide patent portfolios, as well as our assistance in opposition proceedings and post-grant enforcement of their patents. Of course, we also support our clients’ businesses with freedom-to-operate opinions and due diligence.

Chemistry & Life Sciences

Fields in which we are active include:

  • Food science
  • Polymer technology
  • (Bio) pharmaceuticals
  • Process technology
  • Biomedical technology
  • Paints, lacquers and adhesives
  • Renewable and sustainable materials and recovery of raw materials from waste streams
  • Molecular biology
  • Immunology, anti-body and vaccine technology
  • Catalysis

“Lilian Hesselink supports clients’ business development in meaningful ways with her deft commercial touch.” IAM (2020)

Trusted partners for start-ups

Rooting for start-ups, we have been involved in the Dutch start-up scene for many years. We regularly meet with start-ups to discuss their inventions and to help them protect their intellectual property.

We enjoy meeting start-ups at universities and accelerators, and we take pride in seeing their businesses grow. Amongst the start-ups we have advised from their conception are a pharmaceutical company that has great expertise in the discovery and optimization of novel chemotypes and a spin-out of the University of Amsterdam that recycles phosphorus from waste streams.

A right hand for SMEs and multinationals

Small and medium-sized entities (SMEs) and multinationals choose us to manage their world-wide patent portfolios. Lauded for our commercially-minded patent strategies, we help businesses unlock the value in their intellectual property. As a result, many of our SME and multinational clients have been with us for years.

“This patent attorney firm is at the top of the market when it comes to major patent disputes before Dutch courts on the patent attorney side. Together with external lawyers its patent attorneys are present in important cases.” Juve-patent (2020)

Allies in litigation proceedings

Clients rely on our extensive experience before the European Patent Office in opposition and appeal procedures.

In addition, we are renowned for our support in litigation proceedings before the Dutch courts, including the high court and the court of appeal. We are involved in a number of complex, often multi-jurisdictional, cases and represent both patent proprietors and alleged infringers.

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