This offers a unique opportunity to learn more about patents, from idea to patent application and prosecution, and the patenting process at Sanquin!

Speaker is Dr. Marijke Westra, patent attorney and our contact person of the V.O. Patents and Trademarks, one of the largest patent agencies in the EU.


  • Patents and Patentability
    What is a patent (rights, protection, duration, extension, how to search for and read patents), what is patentable and what not, requirements for obtaining a patent (IDF, proof of concept, necessary experimental data, timing of filing, etc.).
  • Patenting Process, Requirements, Timelines
    Process of getting a patent from invention to granting.
  • Inventorship and Confidentiality
    Who is inventor and who has the rights to an invention; importance of confidentiality; collaborations; do’s and don’ts.
  • Freedom to Operate vs. Patentability
    What is freedom to operate and how does this interfere with patenting.

Voor wie

This internal course is available for all interested at Sanquin, both scientists from  Research and scientists from other Sanquin entities and the HID campus.


Sanquin Hoofdkantoor
Plesmanlaan 125
1066 CX  Amsterdam


No costs will be charged for this course.

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Time investment

The course will be organized on Tuesday, March 5, from 9.00 a.m. till 13.00 p.m.


After following the course you will receive the certificate.

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