This IP boutique is one of the market leaders for patent disputes in the Netherlands. With partners such as Richard Ebbink and Mark Van Gardingen it has some of the most outstanding litigators on the lawyer side in its ranks. In addition, in Koen Bijvank the firm boasts one of the best-known litigators on the patent attorney side when it comes to biotech disputes and pharma litigation. Bringing the litigation-experienced patent attorney on board three years ago was a step toward transforming the pure law firm into a mixed practice – an experime...
The Amsterdam patent practice of this truly international IP boutique is one of the market leaders in the Netherlands. Its patent litigators have an outstanding reputation across Europe. Even though veteran Willem Hoyng is withdrawing more and more from active client work, two outstanding litigators have long since followed in his footsteps in Bart van den Broek and Simon Dack. And the firm does not seem to be running out of talent: behind the two lead partners there is a well-established squad of younger litigators, among themTheo Blomme and P...
In the Dutch patent litigation market the Freshfields team is only a little way behind the market leaders. Together with Düsseldorf and London, the Dutch arm forms the axis of the firm’s European patent litigation business. Although the German team currently boasts the strongest position in terms of litigator numbers, in Amsterdam the partners are particularly known for their expertise in complex technology cases, for example work for long-term client Nikon in the multi-patent dispute against ASML regarding semiconductors. In this dispute, the ...Full Analysis
With a strong presence in pharmaceutical and mobile communication cases, Hogan Lovells’ Amsterdam patent team still operates at the top of the Dutch litigation market, but just behind the two market leaders. Although smaller in partner size than some of its closest competitors, such as Brinkhof and Hoyng ROKH Monégier, what the practice lacks in size it makes up for in clout. For example, in 2019 the team around partners Klaas Bisschop and Bert Oosting was involved for Nikon in one of the country’s – and indeed Europe's – largest patent dispute...Full Analysis
The Dutch patent team, based mainly in The Hague, is a persistent challenger to the market-leading firms in the Netherlands. It is part of a fully-integrated litigation team in one of the strongest patent firms in Europe. Bird & Bird’s work for Nokia is well-known across Europe, and the Dutch office is no exception. Flexing its expertise in standard essential technology litigation, the team has recently been seen representing Nokia in proceedings relating to DSL technology. Its connection with the telecommunication giant is ongoing, and the...Full Analysis
Among the many patent teams at Dutch full-service firms, the De Brauw team operates with an unusual setup. In other European markets the patent teams of national full-service firms do not necessarily compete with the market leaders – especially if their firms specialise in transactions. The De Brauw team, however, is hot on the heels of the Dutch market leaders with a highly visible practice. This is not only thanks to the excellent reputation of Gertjan Kuipers, but also the team’s visibility in numerous top-level proceedings for Sisvel, KPN, ...Full Analysis
With its traditional setup, the patent litigation team at this international full-service firm is strongly positioned in the Dutch market. Simmons & Simmons is very visible in pharma disputes on the side of originator manufacturers and, in this sector, draws a large number of top-level instructions from the network of the well-oiled European patent team. The team advised major sector players such as Gilead, Bayer and Samsung Bioepis in partnership with the London and Düsseldorf teams. In proceedings involving electronic mobile communication...Full Analysis
The patent litigation team is the IP firm’s mainstay and it is currently highly visible in infringement proceedings before the Dutch patent courts. Vondst boasts a good reputation for representing generic drugs manufacturers in pharmaceutical disputes. In Teva and Sandoz the team boasts important and long-standing clients in this sector. Overall Vondst has a strong focus on disputes for clients from the chemistry and life sciences sectors and combines IP matters with regulatory work. But by adding the young, already highly visible Arvid van Oor...Full Analysis
The patent litigation team of this national full-service firm is well positioned in the Dutch patent market and well known for pharmaceutical disputes. When it comes to litigation, Jaap Bremer and Marleen van den Horst mainly represent generic drugs companies such as Stada, Teva and Insud, to which the team has long-standing ties. But both partners do advisory work for originator manufacturers as well. Long-standing relationships with clients such as Interdigital or Rollepall shape work outside the life sciences sector. The team frequently bene...Full Analysis
The well-positioned patent litigation team of this national full-service firm is well known in the Netherlands for pharmaceutical disputes, but also works in the technical field. Currently, however, it is far more visible in mobile communication cases thanks to litigation for Wiko. Compared to the market leaders the team remains small and stable with front woman Anne Verschuur, one of the few female litigators in the Dutch market. It remains to be seen whether or not the team in a national full-service firm offers potential for additional partn...Full Analysis
The Dutch patent practice at Taylor Wessing is well-positioned in high-profile cases in the Netherlands regarding telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. The teams in Eindhoven and Amsterdam were visible in the market thanks to the firm’s litigation for long-term clients, such as telecommunications firm Asus and pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Fresenius. In this respect, despite its relatively small size, the Taylor Wessing team competes in some cross-border cases with the market leaders, but in general there is still a notable gap to that gro...Full Analysis
The well-positioned patent practice of Allen & Overy takes a partner-light approach in the Dutch litigation market, which is typical for many firms that focus on transactions. As part of one of Europe’s leading litigation practices, the Amsterdam team handles some important cross-border disputes coordinated between A&O’s various European offices. A particular highlight for the Dutch team is retaining its work with Bayer, which the team has represented against Ceva in a multi-jurisdictional dispute over animal medicine. This case involve...Full Analysis
Dentons’ small Dutch patent team established itself in the market faster than many competitors expected. The firm only launched one year ago, after bringing on board former De Brauw senior associateTjibbe Douma in Amsterdam as a partner. Although he is still a young litigator, he has already become visible in the market for his work in patent litigation and trade secret issues. With a mix of clients brought from his previous firm – e.g. litigation for Ferring in a long-running pharma case – and new clients like Zuru concerning children’s toys, ...Full Analysis
This small litigation team, which is well positioned in the Dutch market, is most visible in pharma cases. Its showpiece instruction is the litigation for Fresenius Kabi regarding pemetrexed. The firm is most active on the side of defendants even beyond this case. Besides cases in the life sciences industry, DLA also represents companies from other technological sectors, including luxury foods and shipping. The team is not yet visible, however, in the major mobile communication disputes in the Netherlands, though it has been able to establish i...Full Analysis
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