Johan has over 30 years of experience in life science, and is a partner in our Intellectual Property practice. Since his industry start in the late eighties he has been continuously involved in international patent litigation in various courts. From small molecules to PCR, from proteins (hormones, cytokines, antibodies) to medical devices Johan has litigated (and coordinated) in e.g. the Netherlands, Japan, UK, Sweden, USA , Australia and at various patent offices.
Johan is also experienced in the commercial and strategic aspects of life science. He has guided companies from inception to IPO and beyond, negotiating licensing and collaboration deals, securing investments and implementing aligned R&D, business and IP strategies.
Before joining Simmons Johan was in house at a pharmaceutical international, managing partner at a renowned Dutch patent firm, entrepreneur and consultant in life sciences and partner in a large international law firm.
His latest assignments were an IPR for a gene therapy client, a Dutch and Belgian high visibility lawsuit on a cancer drug, a licensing deal between two pharmaceutical companies and implementing an R&D/IP strategy for a company developing a treatment for infectious diseases of the airways.