24 November 2021

IAM Global Leaders 2022 announced

We are thrilled to announce that for the third year in a row both Ms. Ann De Clercq and Ms. Liesbet Paemen feature in the honorable publication of the IAM Global Leaders Guide, the annual list with world’s leading private patent experts.

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16 November 2021

De Clercq & Partners joins LifetecZONe network

We are proud to announce that our firm is now a member of LifetecZONe, an independent network organization for companies and entrepreneurs in life sciences and medical technology in particular.

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06 October 2021

Post-filed data at the EPO: quo vadis?

In a recent Board of Appeal case (T 0116/18) the Board proposed to the Parties to refer the question whether post-filed data could be relied on to satisfy the requirement of plausibility of a technical effect, to the Enlarged Board of Appeal.

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04 October 2021

David Lesthaeghe named MIP Rising Star for the second year in a row

We are proud to announce that our colleague David Lesthaeghe has once again been featured as a Rising Star in Managing Intellectual Property's renowned listing.

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06 July 2021

IAM highly recommends De Clercq & Partners for patent prosecution

The renowned IAM Patent 1000 guide was published last week and we are very proud to announce that our firm has once again been featured as Highly Recommended for Patent Prosecution in Belgium.

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28 June 2021

G4/19 decision: prohibition of double patenting under the EPC

On 22 June 2021 the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office rendered its decision in the case G 4/19 dealing with the matter of the prohibition of double patenting under the European Patent Convention.

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a tailored and personalized approach to intellectual property protection

Securing an optimal intellectual property strategy is a challenging task. There are a variety of technologies and commercial ambitions that require different approaches. At De Clercq & Partners, we understand the legal complexities of intellectual property laws and their impact on the protection of different technologies.

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Our team

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At De Clercq & Partners, every adviser and attorney on our team has an extensive scientific background in one or more of the areas of science all presenting at Ph.D or Engineer levels. This allows us to understand client inventions in the most intricate detail including anticipating their future developments, enabling us to optimize protection for these inventions. Further to this, De Clercq & Partners aims to deliver the optimal intellectual property environment in which clients are able to pursue and realise their ambitions.

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