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Overview of clients by technology

Below is a list of the businesses I have provided services to. Since some of them prefer anonymity, I will only describe them by their activities:   3D printing (several) financial services software (back office, front end, middle office, payment systems, portfolio management) Big Data/data analytics Open Source and Creative Commons business models hardware management Read more …

EpiGaN

EpiGaN is a spinoff of IMEC, the world-leading research institution in nano-electronics and nano-technology. EpiGaN focuses on providing world-leading III-nitride epitaxial material wafer solutions to manufacturers of top-performance power-management and RF semiconductors. EpiGaN gives device manufacturers early access to a unique and proven power-management technology to be applied in key market segments such as power Read more …

Twitspark

Twitspark is a startup offering CRM services through social media (Twitter). Davy Kestens, the CEO, did a very successful round of financing, with investors from Belgium and Silicon Valley. Prior to that, and as part of that exercise, I helped Davy in respect of the transfer of IP to the business, and more particularly fiscal Read more …

Djengo

Djengo, a startup that provides carpooling services, launched back in 2011, and secured 0.5m euros in funding in 2012. We helped them structure their Intellectual Property and ensure they had all necessary rights at the right place in the business at the time of the financing round.

Westartup

Westartup is a community who want to start, join or invest in a new¬† business. It is joined at the hip with the BetaGroup coworking space in Brussels. We assisted Leo Exter, founder of westartup, in understanding how IP rights apply to his platform and community, aimed at sharing and spreading ideas. We also assisted Read more …

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Open Innovation and Copyright

Recently gave a talk at the British Library on Open Innovation and Copyright. You can see the presentation here

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Addwittz

Addwittz are “information architects”. They design, operate and host websites, and create corporate brandings and designs. They had developed this clever plug-in in an open source web-design evironment. Among other things, we are helping them in finding a structure to bring this plug-in to the market, in a way that allows new revenue, while safeguarding Read more …

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MuseScore

MuseScore allows its users to create and share, in an easy and intuitive manner, musical scores (music sheets). It enables music teachers, pupils and music lovers in general to share their passion for music. Lots of IP issues, from the creative commons licenses used to advising to prevent the site to become a place where Read more …

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Ghostbloggers

Ghostbloggers is a platform where people can buy or sell unique content for blogs. This presents obvious issues around IP rights in content, the unique character of blogs offered, as well as issues of data protection. We have provided practical advise on how to address IP issues in the business model, which was one of Read more …

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Zentrick

Zentrick is a start-up, which offers video streaming services to content providers, but also offers interactive video and advanced analytics services. They offer providers of video content a seamless, high-quality streaming service, ensuring that end-users enjoy constant quality, regardless of the end user device they are using. We help Zentrick with understanding what their IP Read more …

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