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As counsel in our Intellectual Property, Media and Technology (IPMT) Group, Dirk-Jan Ridderinkhof focuses his practice at Hogan Lovells on commercial litigation and advisory in the field of intellectual property
He brings extensive experience in complex cross-border patent and trade secrets disputes in industries as diverse as life sciences, telecom and automotive. This includes bringing and defending ex parte measures, evidentiary seizures for obtaining and safeguarding evidence, conservatory attachments and interim relief proceedings. He has represented clients before the Dutch Courts of First Instance, the Dutch Courts of Appeal and also has experience in litigation before the Dutch Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. In addition to his litigation work, he also advises his clients on enforcement and defensive strategies, and has extensive experience in forensic evidence analysis.
Dirk-Jan graduated from NHL University in 2005 in Software Engineering and graduated from Groningen University in Information Technology Law in 2009. He started working at the IPMT Group of the Amsterdam office of Hogan Lovells on 15 May 2010, he qualified and was admitted to the Amsterdam bar in July 2010.
Dirk-Jan supports the non-profit organisation JINC by coaching secondary school students to explore, enhance and use their talents in spite of socio-economic issues they may face.
Dirk-Jan is recommended by JUVE Patent, Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) and Legal Media Group (LMG). JUVE Patent has earmarked him as 'One to Watch'. The Legal 500 ranked him as key lawyer and mentioned him as talented senior associate. MIP ranked him as Rising Star in Patents and 'notable associate' in the field of trade secret litigation. In-house counsel and peers recommend him as a Rising Star in Patents resulting in ranking in LMG's Rising Stars guide.
- LL.M. in IP and Information law, University of Groningen, 2009
- B. Eng in Software Engineering, NHL University, 2005
- International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
- Vereniging Intellectuele Eigendom Proces Advocaten (VIEPA)