Patent & Startup News

EQELIBRIUM camps - learning by doing EQE papers

A vital part of any exam preparation is to practice exams. By solving papers in a group, you benefit from the ideas and insights of others. Just as important is the social aspect - you spend a few days in the Polish mountains with other candidates who have similar issues and struggles. In particular, non-native speakers and re-sitters benefit a lot from considering different points of view.

Review: using EPC.App for Paper D - EQE 2019

Last year, IP.appify GmbH launched its revolutionary approach to preparing for the legal part of the EQE. See this post for my positive experiences using their EPC.App under exam conditions. I am proud to be now working with Till Andlauer, Stefan Ahlers & Thomas Eißfeller to get PCT.App ready for EQE 2020.

Presentation and panel on the Future of IP Law Firms

INTA AM - Boston - 19 May 2019

Registration for #INTA2019 opens on 23 Jan. On Sun 19th May, we will host a panel discussion on how interconnected networks will be key to the future of IP firms. Indicate your interest during registration to attend this free Education Session - CSU55 (Sun 2:30 - 3:45pm). We hope to see you in Boston!

For trainee patent attorneys: using the DII exercises to become fit to practice

Using DII to bcome Fit to PracticeEvery year, the EPO hosts a Tutor's Meeting where EQE tutors discuss the last exams with the Examination Committee's who made them. This year, on 18 Oct 2018, Pete Pollard (Fireball Patents) will talk about why the DII part (Legal Opinion) of the D paper should be embraced by trainees, tutors & mentors to prepare trainees for their working life. By developing certain real-life skills, trainees can efficiently develop their own methodology to score enough marks at the exam to pass.

Alternative Patent Licensing

Startups often worry about future conflicts with other patent holders. This guide discusses initiatives to protect groups and members.
Unified Patents is free to join if your turnover is less than $ 20 million.

12 ways to manage global patent costs12 ways to manage global patent costs

A short article from the WIPO magazine by Quantify IP, giving some tips which can be used by those looking for patent protection in many countries.

North-Brabant: Regional & National Subsidies for SME's 

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This table gives a short overview (in Dutch) of the possibilities at different stages of growth

10 ways the government will finance your Startup or Scaleup (Dutch)


There are a confusing number of programs and arrangements available at local and national level in The Netherlands. Sprout (in Dutch) gives a nice overview. 

Why Startups should be filing i-DEPOT's

Technical startups are very careful about the information they share with others, and with good reason. But it is not practical to keep everything secret. With i-DEPOT's you can control the flow of confidential information, both internally and externally.

Pete Pollard will be an IP mentor at HighTechXL Impact Summit (10 & 11 July 2017) in Eindhoven

HighTechXL Impact Summit

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