Ruud van der Velden

Ruud van der Velden

Partner, Amsterdam

Email ruud.vandervelden@hoganlovells.com

Phone +31 20 55 33 600

Fax +31 20 55 33 777

LanguagesEnglish, Dutch, German

Practice groupIntellectual Property

“A champion” in defending the interests of clients, Ruud van der Velden “always catches the key aspects of problems and makes very wise assessments. Above everything, he is a really hard worker who makes you feel incredibly comfortable about the matters he manages”.

IAM Patent 1000

Ruud van der Velden has over 10 years experience in patent and trade secret litigation. He represents companies in various technological fields, with a particular focus on the high tech and life sciences industries. He combines his knowledge of IP law with an understanding of the market and regulatory issues. He enjoys working with companies on their IP strategies, as he recognises that a good IP strategy is essential to success in court and in the market.

Ruud has a very good track record in complicated cases. Examples include obtaining a cross-border injunction at a time this was considered impossible, seizing and obtaining evidence in the Netherlands for use in infringement proceedings abroad even though no patent was in force in the Netherlands and successfully enforcing a second medical use patent that was revoked in almost every other jurisdiction.

Ruud received the Gouden Zandloper award for Best Young Lawyer in 2008, the VIE award for a publication on obtaining evidence of patent infringement in 2011 and the Client Choice Award for his trade secret work in 2018. Ruud is recommended by Chambers, Legal 500, LMG, Who's Who Legal and IAM Patent 1000. Chambers Global (2017) states: "Ruud van der Velden is recommended as a "very strong patent litigator" who is building an impressive practice. Clients describe him as "very detail-oriented and proactive" and praise his independence."

Awards and recognitions

2018

Client Choice Award for Trade Secrets

2017-present

Chambers Global

2017-present

Chambers Europe

2017

Legal 500

2015 - present

IAM Patent 1000

2015 - present

LMG Rising Stars

2011

VIE award

2008

Gouden Zandloper award

Education and admissions

Education

Master's degree, Tilburg University, 2004

Memberships

AIPPI

EPLAW

VIEPA

Bar admissions and qualifications

Amsterdam

Representative experience

Obtaining an injunction for Merck in patent infringement proceedings against Mylan relating to a medical use patent for Finasteride 1 mg

Representing HTC in patent infringement proceedings initiated by Nokia, which led to a settlement between the parties.

Seizing and obtaining evidence for Solvay in a Dutch warehouse in relation to patent infringement abroad by Neo (in absence of a Dutch patent).

Defending OrbusNeich against patent infringement claims relating to its rapid exchange catheter, resulting in revocation of Boston Scientific's patent

Representing Du Pont in the successful defence of the first paediatric SPC extension in the Netherlands

Representing a Honeywell subsidiary in trade secret proceedings leading to the termination of the defendant's business activities.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

IPMT Newsletter - Summer 2014

Hogan Lovells Publications

IPMT Newsletter - Spring 2014

Published Works

Supreme Court allows evidentiary seizure in non-IP cases (Hoge Raad staat bewijsbeslag in niet-IE-zaken toe)

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