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Patent or Trade Secret; How to protect & commercialize your innovation

  • Novio Tech Campus 5 Transistorweg Nijmegen, GE, 6534 AT Netherlands (map)

How to protect & commercialize your innovation and learn from other inventors
Ilona Koomen & Tomas van Rijn, RVO

You have spent a great amount of time creating a new biotech of medical method. So, what’s next? How are you going to protect your innovation? Or maybe you are thinking about combining IP rights?

In this workshop you’ll be given a short overview of the different intellectual property or IP rights with a focus on patents, the costs of patents and how to create more business with an IP strategy. The presentation will also focus on searching in patent databases as these provide the opportunity of obtaining free, online information and inspiration to improve your innovation trajectory.

New: Protection as a Trade Secret
Jos van der Wijst, Bogaerts & Groenen
Sometimes it is not possible to protect your know-how as a patent, copyright, etc. Or protection as a patent costs more than you can spend.  Or the know-how is related to your plans to commercialize your IP (and not part of the IP). Then protection as a trade secret could be an alternative. An example of a trade secret is the recipe of Coca Cola. Since October 17, 2018 we have the Trade Secret Act (Wet Bescherming Bedrijfsgeheimen) , based on a European Directive.

In this presentation you’ll be provided with an overview of what is a trade secret, what you have to do to have protection as a trade secret, how you have to adjust your NDA because of the trade secret protection and what the new act means for employment contracts.

The workshop is  free of charge and facilitated in English. There will be drinks & bites in the end! Please register upfront!