This IP boutique remains one of the market leaders for patent disputes in the Netherlands. Competitors are unlikely to challenge this position any time soon, as Brinkhof has been visible before the Dutch patent courts with a huge number of partners more often than the competition. The partners also conduct proceedings across a much broader technical spectrum than most other Dutch patent firms.
This international IP boutique continues to demonstrate its talent for cross-border patent litigation via an impressive European network and a wide-ranging client list at the top of the Dutch and European patent litigation market. It also has one of the largest patent teams in the Dutch market, including a well-regarded patent attorney practice.
With a strong presence in high-profile cases in the pharma and biotech field, Freshfields’ Dutch patent litigation team is only a little way behind the market leaders.Full Analysis
With a strong presence, especially in pharmaceutical cases, Hogan Lovells’ Amsterdam patent team remains hot on the heels of the two firms at the top of the Dutch litigation market.Full Analysis
The patent litigation team at this international full-service firm can look back at a successful year at the Dutch patent courts, with a number of clients entrusting it with new cases. Only market leader Brinkhof and the team at De Brauw enjoyed a similarly strong presence in cases before the first and second instances as this team around figurehead Bas Berghuis. But Simmons & Simmons wants to be more than merely one of several challengers to the two market-leading boutiques Brinkhof and Hoyng ROKH Monégier. The firm has therefore reorganised i...Full Analysis
The Dutch patent team continues to challenge the market leaders with its patent litigation expertise and integrated cross-border teams. Earlier in the year, the practice poached young litigator Tjibbe Douma as new partner, as well as two patent associates, from Dentons. The move will consolidate the firm’s presence in the Dutch market, with further growth on the horizon as Bird & Bird prepares to open a real office in Amsterdam. Most recently, the focus of the practice was in The Hague, with the firm having only a small representative office in...Full Analysis
The highly visible patent practice at Dutch full-service firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek continues to challenge its competitors with an unusual setup but well-regarded practice. Led by renowned senior partner Gertjan Kuipers, whose reputation is key to the firm’s solid reputation in the Dutch and European markets, De Brauw’s visibility in the myriad telecommunications cases currently present at the Dutch courts is causing competitors to sit up and take notice. For example, the firm is involved on the defendant side in litigation over standar...Full Analysis
The well-positioned patent litigation team of this national full-service firm is well known in the Netherlands for pharmaceutical disputes. In the past twelve months, it has showcased its broad technical setup better than ever before. Going against the market trend towards fewer mobile communications suits, proceedings on the implementor side made up a larger portion of NautaDutilh’s activity. Until now, competitors have not thought the team capable of playing a weightier role in SEP suits. But with clients like Wiko and other Asian mobile comm...Full Analysis
Thanks to extensive activity for manufacturers of generic drugs and biosimilars, Vondst is currently one of the most active litigation firms before the Dutch patent courts. The patent litigation team is the IP firm’s mainstay and it has a very good position in the Dutch market.Full Analysis
The patent litigation team of this national full-service firm is well positioned in the Dutch patent market. BarentsKrans was able to bring its vast experience in life sciences into play thanks to the general rise in such cases at the Dutch patent courts.Full Analysis
The well-positioned patent litigation practice in the Netherlands is becoming more visible in telecommuncations proceedings, despite the firm’s historic ties with pharmaceutical clients. Although both cases are now settled, the firm’s work for Ericsson against Samsung, and for Asus against Philips, formed a large bulk of the partners’ work over the past few years. With the work for Ericsson being coordinated across both the Netherlands and Belgium, and the work for Asus crossing into the UK and Germany, the firm is developing a track-record in ...Full Analysis
The well-positioned patent practice continues to act for a small but steady stream of clients in the Netherlands, retaining a solo partner in its Amsterdam office to oversee litigation work. Its most stand-out instruction remains for Dutch client KPN as a co-defendant of Nokia against Assia, regarding FRAND and data transmission systems. The case, which reached the Court of Appeal in The Hague, highlights the Dutch team's ability to attract instructions from more local clients, as well as its focus on international corporations as born from the...Full Analysis
DLA Piper's well-positioned Dutch patent practice continues to attract a small but steady stream of clients from a variety of sectors. It stands apart from its competitors as its practice spans a range of technical and engineering-focused cases, as well as remaining especially visible in pharmaceutical cases. For example, the recent settlement between Fresenius and competitor Eli Lilly over cancer drug pemetrexed elevated the firm’s visibility.Full Analysis
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.