Patenting in health and hightech to create value and competitive advantage

We would like to invite you to our upcoming workshop: Patenting in health and hightech to create value and competitive advantage. The competition in these sectors steadily increases and the possession of intellectual property rights has shown to boost company growth and increases the chances of obtaining financing.

IP strategic aspects

The first part of the workshop is focused on IP strategic aspects for companies at their different stages of growth, on how to identify an invention, on the procedure and related costs for the filing of a patent application and prosecuting it up to grant and validation.

Topics we will discuss are:

  • IP strategic aspects
  • How to identify an invention
  • Procedure and related costs in IP

Patent searching

During the second part of the workshop we plan an interactive session where we will teach you the basics of patent searching. You will learn how you can innovate more efficiently and thus save time and money by using patent information that is freely accessible online. For this part of the workshop, it is advisable to bring along a laptop.

Topics we will discuss are:

  • Finding relevant classification codes for your invention or area of interest
  • Finding relevant patents for your invention
  • Being capable of using Espacenet to achieve the above two goals


  • Valeria De Matteis, PhD,  European Patent Attorney at EP&C
  • Daphne Huberts, PhD,  Dutch Patent Attorney at EP&C
  • Britta Helwig, PhD, Intellectual Property Advisor at RVO (Netherland Patent Office, Part of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Don’t miss out! Join us on March 25!

Location: Meet&Greet in Building M, Noviotech Campus Nijmegen. Transistorweg 5.
Good to know
The workshop is facilitated in English. Participation in the workshop is free for everyone, including drinks and bites. However, for cancellations within 24 hours prior to the event, we will charge a fee of 15 euros (excluding VAT) to cover expenses.

A few days before the event we will send an email from with more detailed info on the workshop (you might need to check your spam box or add our email to your trusted contacts).