Gertjan Kuipers | Amsterdam | Hogan Lovells

Gertjan Kuipers

Partner Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Languages

Dutch, English

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Admired for his technical expertise and considered a 'fierce opponent in court.’

Chambers

Gertjan Kuipers is a trial lawyer in the patent and technology field with over 25 years of experience. He has a background in physics and loves technology. Clients in Chambers note: "Gertjan Kuipers is very business-minded and understands business demands on legal arguments and approaches", "He can grasp technical details quickly."

His practice spans from telecom and life sciences to mechanical and chemical fields. Gertjan litigates before national and supra-national courts, the EPO as well as in arbitration. He has extensive experience in conducting and coordinating multi-jurisdictional litigation.  Gertjan for example, was the lead lawyer assisting the world's leading coffee company with breaking the Nestlé's monopoly on Nespresso(r) compatible coffee capsules in all major markets. Gertjan also assisted a specialty pharmaceutical company reclaiming entitlement to an invention (and the worldwide patent portfolio protecting it) misappropriated by a former employee and its companies. Also in the SEP area Gertjan has been quite active, including on the competition law aspects.

Gertjan is a real teamplayer and easy to work with. "Gertjan Kuipers is a stellar litigator and analyst who has a very sharp eye for developing the right strategy for each situation. While in litigation, you want to have Gertjan in the driver’s seat!’ a client commented to Legal 500. 

Besides litigation, Gertjan also advises on contractual matters including joint R&D and licensing. As a client noted in Legal 500: "Gertjan Kuipers is a highly intelligent, business savvy lawyer and one of the best negotiatiors I have ever worked with."

Gertjan regularly publishes on IP matters such as in the Kluwer Handbook on Patent protection for Second Medical Uses. He chairs AIPPI’s Special Committee on Standards and Patents and is involved in training programs for lawyers, patent attorneys and judges. Gertjan is the founder and chair of the yearly Patent Law Congress in the Netherlands.

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Gertjan Kuipers is very business-minded and understands business demands on legal arguments and approaches.

Chambers

Representative experience

Arguing for several high tech companies and patent pools in SEP / FRAND disputes both on technology and FRAND / competition aspects.

Acting as lead lawyer assisting the world's leading coffee company breaking Nestlé's monopoly on Nespresso(r) compatible coffee capsules with litigation, FTO, EPO and competition work. *

Acting for a specialty pharmaceutical company reclaiming entitlement to an invention (and the worldwide patent portfolio protecting it) patented by a former employee and its companies.*

Defending multi-room audio products company against patent infringement claims in relation to sale of their products in multiple European countries and supporting teams in other countries.* 

Acting for a medical device company in relation to its key product including coordination with parallel proceedings in US, EPO and other European countries. Extensive arguments on equivalence.

Acting for a world leading pharmaceutical company regarding its blockbuster cancer immunotherapy product.*

Acting for a world leading pharmaceutical company regarding its patents on its blockbuster erectile dysfunction product.*

Acting for a biotechnology company against several pharmaceutical companies in relation to its adalimumab biosimilar.*

Acting for national telecoms provider in all aspects of defending against patent infringement claims by a non-practicing entity. Groundbreaking; case went to Supreme Court three times already.

Acting for world leading luxury product company in entitlement claim relating to technology developped under an R&D cooperation and assiting in related proceedings abroad.

Acting for designer and manufacturer of heavy construction equipment for the oil and gas industry in patent litigation with a competitor. 

Assisting a specialty pharmaceutical company in maintaining patent protection for one of its key products at the EPO  involving a discussion on the requirement of depositing cell lines. 

Acting for Japanese diagnostics company in licensing dispute over patented technology and know how.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Credentials

Education
  • Master's Degree in Law, University of Utrecht, 1995
  • Master of Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, 1994
  • Master of Science, Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, University of Utrecht, 1993
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Amsterdam
Memberships
  • AIPPI
  • EPLAW
  • LES
  • AIPPI Chair of Special Committee on Standards & Patents

Recognition

Intellectual Property: Patent (Band 1)

Chambers Europe

2023
Intellectual Property: Patents (Leading individual)

Legal 500

2023
Patent litigation: Gold individual

IAM 1000

2022
Patent transactions: Recommended individual

IAM 1000

2022
Patent star

Managing IP

2023