Dirk-Jan Ridderinkhof | Amsterdam | Hogan Lovells

Dirk-Jan Ridderinkhof

Counsel Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology


English, Dutch

Ridderinkhof Dirk-Jan

Dirk-Jan Ridderinkhof
Ridderinkhof Dirk-Jan
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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 patents and trade secrets.

He brings extensive experience in complex cross-border patent and trade secrets disputes, including in the field of life sciences, telecom and automotive. His technical background makes him particularly equipped to handle complex patent cases. In addition to his litigation work, he also advises his clients on enforcement and defensive strategies, including customs measures, and has extensive experience in forensic evidence analysis.

Dirk-Jan 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.

He also has a strong footprint in the firm’s pro bono activities, for example as the pro bono coordinator of the Amsterdam office and as a long standing mentor of associates engaged in pro bono matters, including in the field of Intellectual Property.

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 is recommended by IAM Patent 1000, JUVE Patent, Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) and Legal Media Group (LMG). IAM Patent 1000 states that he “demonstrates tremendous capabilities in both patent and trade secrets litigation”. Legal 500 ranked him as 'key lawyer' and praised him as “a key litigation contact” who adds “depth and dimension to the practice”. JUVE Patent has earmarked him as 'One to Watch' in Dutch patent litigation. MIP and LMG ranked him as Rising Star in Patents and recognized his work in the field of trade secret litigation.


  • LL.M. in IP and Information law, University of Groningen, 2009
  • B. Eng in Software Engineering, NHL University, 2005
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Amsterdam
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Vereniging Intellectuele Eigendom Proces Advocaten (VIEPA)


Rising Star in Patents

MIP IP Stars

Rising Star in Patents

LMG Rising Star guide

2017 - 2023
Key lawyer in Patents

Legal 500

Recommended Individual

IAM Patent 1000

One to Watch

JUVE Patent