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Accelerating Innovation through Intellectual Property

One of the drivers behind innovation is intellectual property. It is well-known that an inventor can obtain a patent that allows him to create revenue, e.g. licensing. Patents can also serve as a source and inspiration for accelerating innovation. There are, however, numerous more aspects to consider on this path towards innovation. What makes a strong and useful patent? What are the pitfalls of patenting? Who can advise? Which path is the most lucrative for my company? How do I ensure international protection? How do non-disclosure agreements (NDA) or cooperation agreements fit in with this business model? This presentation will discuss the various tools for assessing and reaching the potential of innovation.

About Marjolein Velthoen
Marjolein Velthoen obtained her MSc degree in chemistry from Utrecht University in 2014 with a research internship at Stanford University. She recently obtained her PhD on Lewis Acidity in Cracking and Polymerization Catalysis (Utrecht University, Bert Weckhuysen group). In her research, Marjolein worked on developing and improving analytical methods for the characterization of solid Lewis acids. These methods were applied to gain further understanding in the working mechanisms of catalysts in cracking and polymerization processes. Currently, Marjolein is employed at HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, a specialized European intellectual property law boutique, as a European patent attorney trainee.