Vereenigde Octrooibureaux is not only the largest patent filing firm in the Netherlands, it also litigates with a high number of patent attorneys. Like most of its competitors, the firm is involved in mobile communication and pharmaceutical disputes. Currently, the firm represents Assia in a dispute over DSL technology and Eli Lilly concerning the cancer drug pemetrexed. The patent attorneys work beside external lawyers here. Vereenigde Octrooibureaux also enjoys a strong reputation for litigation concerning mechanical patents and boasts two of the leading individuals in the Dutch market here, Bernard Ledeboer and Leo Jessen. Only De Vries & Metman can currently rival the firm’s technical breadth. However, the latter has a higher profile in mobile communication and pharmaceutical disputes.
Patent litigation conducted by patent attorneys regarding mechanical engineering and pharmaceuticals. Patent prosecution across a broad spectrum of technology.
Vereenigde Octrooibureaux has an unusually international setup. Like Arnold & Siedsma and NLO, the firm has Belgian offices in Leuven and Liège. It also has an office in Munich. With a further office in Regensburg, including two German patent attorneys, the firm advises the highly active biotech scene in Bavaria.
Marco Box (“great to work with in telecommunication disputes”, competitor; digital communication and computer technology, electronics), Bernard Ledeboer (mechanics, process and mechanical engineering), Leo Jessen (“always performs excellently in the courtroom”, competitor; mechanics, process and mechanical engineering), Otto Oudshoorn (“specialist for SPC litigation”, competitor; pharma and biotechnology, chemistry), Jetze Beeksma (“very good in pharmaceuticals, definitely a younger patent attorney to have an eye on in the future”, competitor; pharma and biotechnology)
38 patent attorneys
Full service in IP with a strong focus on patents. Patent prosecution across a broad spectrum of technology. Litigation together with law firms.
Litigation: Assia (claimant) against KPN and Nokia over DSL technology; Eli Lilly (claimant) against Fresenius Kabi concerning cancer treatment drug pemetrexed; Tomra (claimant) against Kiremko in infringement and revocation cases over steam peeling technology; V.G. Colours (defendant) against HE Licenties over technology for artificial colouring of orchids; manufacturer of packaging machines for pharmaceuticals in a dispute with competitor. Patent filing and oppositions: Comcast Cable Communications, Prolynx, Dynamic Logic. Patent filing: Dow Global Technologies, DSM, Hitachi, Koninklijke Douwe Egberts, Neopost Technologies, Shin-Etsu Chemical, Solaredge, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (all public knowledge).
The Hague, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Eindhoven, Utrecht, Groningen