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Frits Schut

Partner, V.O. Patents&Trademarks

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11:30 - 12:45
IP Valuation

Track leader

Frits Schut has been involved in patenting since 1995, when exploiting patented inventions of which he was a co-inventor in a biotech startup.
Frits studied biology at the universities of Utrecht, Amsterdam and obtained his PhD in microbiology from the university of Groningen. While performing part of his PhD work at the University of Alaska Fairbanks he came into contact with molecular genetics and DNA diagnostics. He was able to further develop these techniques for medical and veterinary application with the Medical faculty in Groningen and these developments were commercially implemented in a startup diagnostic company, of which he was a co-director.
Frits joined V.O. in 2001. He has broad expertise, and is particularly involved in therapeutic and diagnostic (medical) biotechnology, microbiology and plant protection. Both because of his background and portfolio, Frits has special experience with Life Science companies aiming to protect their essential technologies. He has a wide experience in patent cases before the European Patent Office and the Court of The Hague. Frits also has experience with plant protection before the Dutch and Community Plant Variety Office

Abstract

Academia and industry – doomed relationship?
Academic research institutes are cradles of knowledge and inventions, sometimes resulting in successful products that are commercialized by industry. Collaborations between academia and industry are not always easy. There may be a different appreciation of the length and risk of the development process needed to transform an invention into a successful product. This may result in different expectations as to the value of the invention. These opposing perspectives may complicate a fruitful collaboration. But what formats can lead to mutual benefit? Do both partners need each other? Is it important to patent the invention, and what rules for ownership may apply? In this track, representatives from both sides will give their opinion on requirements for a successful collaboration.
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Sint Maartenskliniek

Henk van Houten
Philips

Arthur Lahr
Kiadis Pharma

Jos Malda
UMC Utrecht
Eveliene Manten-Horst
AYA Jongvolwassen & Kanker

Madelon Maurice
UMC Utrecht

Tom Miller
GreyBird Ventures
Edwin Moses
Ablynx
Kees Recourt
Mibiton Foundation

Maurits van Selms
ACTA

Marianne van der Steen
MERLN
Markwin Velders
Kite Pharma
Werner Verbiest
Janssen Diagnostics
Eline Vrijland-van Beest
NightBalance
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