JUVE Patent

Aomb – Netherlands 2020

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JUVE Comment

Compared to the market leaders, this patent attorney firm is not seen as often in high-profile disputes when it comes to patent infringement and revocation claims before the Dutch patent courts. But the patent attorneys are visible in some smaller cases, e.g. for Kirenko and Noba. Some of the firm’s individuals still have an outstanding reputation for litigation work. In particular, René Raggers is highly regarded for his technical support and pleadings in life sciences disputes. A competitor recommends him as “first choice in the Netherlands for pharmaceuticals and biotech patents”. Hans Dohmen, an oft-recommended patent attorney in digital communication, recently retired. But even without him as a partner, the firm continues to enjoy a very good reputation in this field.

Strengths

Litigation conducted by patent attorneys regarding pharmaceutical and biotech patents. Patent prosecution in mechanics and transport.

European strategy

Outside the Netherlands, AOMB has no other offices in major patent jurisdictions. Unlike other Dutch patent attorney firms, AOMB eschews an office in Munich but has its own branch in Poland. Furthermore, AOMB is allied with other European patent filing firms through the AIPEX network, including Prinz & Partner in Germany and Wynne Jones in the UK.

Recommended individuals

René Raggers (“he always finds the extra argument that others oversee”, competitor; pharma and biotech)

Team

18 patent attorneys

Specialties

Full service in IP with a strong focus on patents. Patent prosecution in a broad field of technologies, also EPO disputes and revocation cases. Infringement disputes with external laywers.

Clients

Litigation: NOBA (defendant) against Nutrition Sciences regarding enforcement and revocation of a patent for fatty acids in livestock feed; Kiremko (defendant) against Tomra in infringement and revocation cases over steam peeling technology. EPO oppositions: CMC Holding. Patent filing: BE Aerospace, Rockwell Collins, Koito Manufacturing, AA-Lux, VDL Hapor, University of Maastricht (all public knowledge).

Location:

The Hague, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Arnhem