Ta-da ! KMOP SERVICE PROVIDER
We are very proud to announce that DenK iP is now a registered service provider for SME e-wallet (KMO-portefeuille).
Our patent experts are providing different types of advice that can (partially) be funded by KMOP, e.g. patentability advice, advice with respect to infringement, nullity advice.
Please feel free to contact us to find out all possibilities. VLAIO's website provides information on how to request said funding and what terms and conditions apply.
START OF THE SUNRISE PERIOD HAS BEEN POSTPONED
We all look forward to the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court entering into force!
A lot has been said about it during the last couple of months (and years, if you think about it). Last Monday, the president of the UPC communicated that the start of the sunrise period will be postponed with 2 months, to 1 March 2023. This means the actual entry into force of UP and UPC will be 1 June 2023.
The sunrise period is the 3 month period before the entry into force of let's say, the "Unitary package".
During this period, applicants have the chance to delay the grant of their European Patent. But most important is the opportunity for proprietors to opt-out: this means that, as from day one (1 June 2023), their patent does not fall under the jurisdiction of the newly established Unified Patent Court.
Please contact your patent expert for more information on Unitary Patent protection, on the sunrise period and the opportunity to opt-out.
MECHELEN OFFICE HAS MOVED
The office in Boortmeerbeek, centrally located between Leuven and Mechelen, has moved towards the center of the township. The office is now located in a recently renovated historical building on the malt site.
The malt site, originally built soon after World War II, used to be the largest malting plant in Europe. The site was subject to a municipal implementation plan in 2009, resulting in (social) housing, commercial spaces and green squares for recreation.
The DenK iP Mechelen office is housed on the first floor of the silo tower. This easily recognizable building has a height of no less than 32 meters and has a modernist industrial architectural style that was preserved during renovations. The modern interior is combined with historical industrial remains, like concrete funnels and high sealings.
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TESTIMONIAL: Johan Bauwelinck from IDLab UGent - Imec
"The Design team (IDLab UGent - imec) has been working with DenK iP for more than 10 years on tens of patent applications in the field of advanced electronics, signal processing and communication systems. This collaboration always went very smooth, also when the available time was short. Throughout the whole process we benefited from DenK iP's strong background on engineering sciences leading to strong patent applications and successful argumentation with the patent offices. In this way we obtained a very high success rate on granted patents and an extensive IP portfolio supporting our many collaborations with leading industry partners worldwide."