A well-known figure in the life sciences industry and a well-known and respected patent litigator, Bert is widely recognized as one of the leading go-to practitioners for international patent and complex and technology disputes. Bert's practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property and life sciences. He regularly lectures on these areas of law and is a prolific writer and speaker on this topic.
He has vast experience in international patent litigation and patent strategies in all relevant technical areas, but with a particular emphasis in the life sciences and high tech industry. Bert not only handles patent cases before the courts in the Netherlands, but has also been involved in oppositions before the European Patent Office. Bert also advises on patent strategy, patent prosecution and enforcement strategies, as well as transactional matters such as technology transfers and licensing.
Aside from his patent litigation practice, Bert has substantial experience in pharmaceutical (regulatory) law and complex technology litigation before national and international courts (including the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg) and national and international technology arbitration. Bert has handled several international arbitrations (ICC, LCIA, WIPO and Netherlands Arbitration Institute arbitrations) and has acted as an Arbitrator in ICC arbitrations.
Areas of Focus
Representing major international life science and high tech corporations in Netherlands and European wide patent litigation.
Representing leading international high tech corporations in their offensive and defensive European patent litigation strategies against major competitors.