Protecting Intellectual Property (IP)

25 apr 2019
Auteur: HSD Foundation

What can I do to protect my Intellectual Property?


Staying on top of the game, is gaining customers, capital and growth. But while doing business, did you also stop and thought about how to protect your Intellectual Property (IP)? Would you like to receive directions on how to protect your (digital) innovations, also in collaboration with others. And do you want to know if software can be patented? When and how is it smart to share your ideas? You can have a consultation about your IP strategy by consulting the Patent Advisor in the team of SME Connect.


If you are (or will be) innovating in technologies and solutions for the complex security questions in the domains of national or urban security, protection of critical infrastructures, cyber security and forensic research SME Connect can help. One of the involved partners in this team is the Netherlands Patent Office, a department of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (

The Netherlands Patent office implements (inter)national patenting regulations within the Netherlands and promotes the use of patents as a source of information and inspiration.


They offer support and supervision to entrepreneurs, service organisations, scientists, researchers, students and other interested parties in the Netherlands. You can consult the Patent Advisor free of charge regarding any queries about patents and other ways of protecting intellectual property (IP).

Thanks to IP, you can actually turn your new, inventive product or idea into your own property. IP is the right to be the only party that may reap the benefits of an intellectual accomplishment. No other parties shall be permitted to simply adopt an idea or a design, but others may gain inspiration from the published information available to the public about existing, protected products when developing a new product of their own.


More information about the Netherlands Patent Office
For more information about the Netherlands Patent Office you can contact Yp Kroon (IP Advisor),!


Meet the Expert 
Did you know that the SME Connect team also has the expertise present of IP Advisor Yp Kroon from the Netherlands Patent Office? Meet him every first Monday of the month during the SME Consult & Chat sessions!

Yp will also be present on several occasions at the HSD Office. We will keep you posted about the dates.

Watch Yp's video below:



SME Connect Consult & Chat
SME Connect can help you achieve to protect your IP with the patent officer in the team. You can contact the team for all of your questions. You can also visit the SME Connect Consult & Chat session hosted every first Monday of the month at the HSD Campus from 13.30 till 14.30 hours, on the 7th floor. The consultation session is free of charge, and an appointment is not necessary. Come to meet, connect, consult and chat with our SME Connect Team!





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