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Rankings Netherlands 2022

Patentwerk – Netherlands 2022

JUVE Comment

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.

Patentwerk is less visible than NLO, V.O. and De Vries & Metman in big-ticket litigation for major industrial corporates; it is recommended rather for its work for SMEs and venture capital investors. With a clear focus on representing Dutch companies in proceedings before Dutch patent courts, Patentwerk will be a likely candidate for UPC cases when its clients or best-friend law firms call explicitly on the litigation expertise of the two senior partners.

With only seven patent attorneys, Patentwerk is the smallest of the major Dutch patent attorney firms.

Strengths

Patent disputes regarding mechanical engineering conducted by patent attorneys.

European set-up

The firm is primarily active in national proceedings for Dutch companies. Outside the Netherlands the firm has no other offices in major patent jurisdictions.

Recommended individuals

Bas Langenhuijsen (“strong patent attorney with an eye for the commercial interests of the client”, competitor; chemistry, mechanics, process and mechanical engineering), Hein van den Heuvel (“technician with superb litigation skills”, competitor; mechanics, process and mechanical engineering)

Team

7 patent attorneys

Specialties

Full service in IP with a stong focus on patents. Mainly patent prosecution. Litigation together with external lawyers. IP for startups and VC investors.

Clients

Litigation: Royal FloraHolland (defendant) against Floration Europe regarding storage technology for flowers; Dutch company (claimant) against competitor in patent and licence claim regarding resealable cans; Dutch company (defendant) against competitor over fire safety screens. Prosecution: filing for Aichi Corp., Champion Link, East End Medical, Haier group, Hyet Holding, I4F Licensing, Nio Technology, Radie, The Antenna Company, Vanmoof (all public knowledge).

Location

‘s-Hertogenbosch