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Ruud van der Velden
Partner, Amsterdam
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Ruud van der Velden is a partner in the Amsterdam IP practice. He specializes in all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent law. Ruud also has specific expertise in procedural matters, such as cross-border injunctions and evidentiary seizures.

Ruud has extensive experience in patent litigation in various fields of technology, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, oil services, mechanical engineering and electronics. Stand-out work includes obtaining a cross-border injunction in a patent case shortly after a European Court of Justice decision was rendered which was generally believed to have ended the cross-border practice. He also obtained an important Court of Appeal judgment allowing access to evidence seized in the Netherlands for use in infringement proceedings abroad.

In addition to his litigation work, Ruud also advises on patent strategy, patent prosecution and enforcement, as well as transactional matters.

Ruud graduated with honors from Tilburg University in 2004 and was admitted to the Bar in 2005. He is a member of AIPPI and EPLAW. In 2008, he won the Gouden Zandloper award for 'Best Young Lawyer' in the Netherlands. In 2011, he received the VIE award from the Dutch AIPPI group for his article on obtaining evidence of patent infringement. He is recommended by LMG Rising Stars 2015 and IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals (2015), which states that "he is in hot demand as a counsellor and litigator".

  • Acting for Merck in various patent infringement proceedings against generic companies in relation to blockbuster medicines such as alendronate, finasteride, losartan and dorzolamide.
  • Acting for Rhodia in cross-border evidence collection proceedings against Neo Performance Materials and a logistical service provider in relation to rare earth formulations.
  • Acting for Du Pont in proceedings initiated by Actavis in relation to the first paediatric SPC extension in the Netherlands.
  • Acting for HTC in patent infringement proceedings initiated by Nokia in relation to mobile phones.
  • Acting for Medinol in patent infringement proceedings against Abbott in relation to a stent design.
  • Acting for Statoil spin-off EMGS in patent validity proceedings initiated by Schlumberger in relation to methods for identifying hydrocarbon reservoirs.
  • Acting for OrbusNeich in patent infringement proceedings initiated by Boston Scientific in relation to rapid exchange catheters.

Hogan Lovells Publications
Summer 2014 "IPMT Newsletter - Summer 2014."

Spring 2014 "IPMT Newsletter - Spring 2014."

December 2013 "Intellectual Property Newsletter - December 2013." IP Alert, Hogan Lovells

April 2013 "Intellectual Property Quarterly Newsletter." Intellectual Property Alert, Hogan Lovells

15 October 2011 "Intellectual Property Newsletter - October 2011." IP Alert, Hogan Lovells

Published Works
December 2013 "Supreme Court allows evidentiary seizure in non-IP cases (Hoge Raad staat bewijsbeslag in niet-IE-zaken toe).", Beslag en Executie in de Rechtspraktijk

2010 "The Position of the Patentee in Need of Evidence (De Positie van de Octrooihouder in Bewijsnood).", Bulletin Industriële Eigendom

2010 "Cross-Border Injunctions in Patent Proceedings in the Netherlands.", ExecutiveView

2010 "Legal Remedies in Intellectual Property Cases in the Netherlands.", ExecutiveView

2009 "Product-by-process claims: Contrasting United States and Europe.", New York Law Journal

2009 "A Pan-European Guide to Obtaining Evidence.", ManagingIP

Strategic Counseling and Portfolio Development
Licensing and Technology Transfer
IP Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
IP in Commercial Transactions
Intellectual Property
Trade Secrets and Confidential Know-How
Energy and Natural Resources
Medical Devices
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Life Sciences
LimeGreen IP News
LimeGreen IP Know-how
Tilburg University, 2004
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)
  • IAM Patent 1000 (2015)
  • LMG Rising Stars (2015)
  • VIE award - AIPPI (2011)
  • Gouden Zandloper award (2008)
COURT ADMISSIONS District Courts, the Netherlands Courts of Appeal, the Netherlands
LANGUAGES Dutch English German