After yet another impressive year, this patent attorney firm is ahead of ist Dutch competitors when it comes to major patent disputes before Dutch courts. The small, pure patent attorney firm again kept its main challengers NLO, V.O. and Arnold & Siedsma at bay. One reason for this is that life sciences expert Lilian Hesselink was again highly visible in pharma cases for Pharmathen, Teva and Sandoz. She often works with the lawyers from Bird & Bird and Vondst when litigating on behalf of generic drug companies.
This IP firm, which is dominated by patent attorneys, is best known for its patent prosecution practice which is active across a broad technical spectrum. In particular, René Raggers is highly regarded for his technical support in pharmaceutical and biotech cases. He is specifically brought in by external law firms such as BarentsKrans for Mylan and Insud Pharma. On the other hand, the firm also works for a multitude of small, innovative companies in the same sector. In litigation, the life sciences team also enjoys an excellent reputation for ...
In this mixed IP firm, patent attorneys make up the majority of fee earners. Some patent attorneys, such as Martin Luten for electronics and mechanical patents, and Hans Prins in the pharma and biotechnology field, enjoy an excellent reputation for providing technical support in infringement and revocation proceedings before the Dutch patent courts.
The market-leading Dutch patent team of this international IP boutique remains the benchmark to which other Dutch – and indeed European – firms can aspire. The team benefits from an impressive list of high-profile clients, as well as no less than ten highly regarded litigation partners. It also has an abundance of in-house patent attorneys, which often appear alongside their litigation colleagues in highly complex and technical cases. This is especially to the benefit of clients such as Hanwha Q-Cells, which have recently been head-to-head at t...
This patent attorney firm is very active in the Dutch litigation market, especially when it comes to mobile communication patents, be it implementation patents or SEPs. This was clearly demonstrated when Nokia retained the team for the Dutch proceedings against Oppo. NLO is also involved in multiple cases for the Finnish SEP owner, together with lawyers from Bird & Bird.
Vereenigde Octrooibureaux is the largest patent filing firm in the Netherlands in terms of patent attorney headcount. The firm also operates a strong practice for litigation on the patent attorney side which, with two distinctive technical specialties – life sciences and mobile communications – conducts revocation suits and infringement proceedings. Numerous Dutch law firms like Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer consistently call on the firm for the latter.
This IP boutique remains a market leader for patent disputes in the Netherlands. It will be hard for competitors to launch a real challenge to this position any time soon, especially since Brinkhof has lately been extremely visible in the courts for clients such as Oppo concerning mobile communications and Boston Scientific and Sandoz in the life science sector.
This small patent attorney firm has a good reputation for patent prosecution involving chemicals and mechanics patents. When it comes to the latter, law firms like to call on Bas Langenhuijsen and Hein van den Heuvel in patent disputes before the Dutch patent courts for their litigation experience and technical support.
The selection of law firms in the above table reflects the research of the editorial staff at JUVE and is based on interviews with clients, lawyers and academics. It remains a subjective view and implies no disparagement of any firm not mentioned here but which is nevertheless active in this field. The firms are alphabetically listed within the groups. To find out more about our rankings and research criteria please click here and here.
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