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Bruno Vandermeulen

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Bird & Bird LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Life Sciences


Partner - litigating patents, know how and trade marks, advising clients on cross-border litigation strategies in Belgium and Europe, particularly in view of the future Unified Patent Court system ; drafting and negotiating license agreements, conducting intellectual property due diligences


1999 – present - Bird & Bird Brussels - Partner, head of Bird & Bird's IP practice 1997 – 1998 - De Backer & Partners (Brussels) - Senior Associate 1990 – 1997 - Loeff Claeys Verbeke (Brussels) - Associate 1989 – 1990 - Pennie & Edmonds (New York) - Foreign Trainee


Dutch, English, French (fluently active and passive) German (passive)


Brussels Bar, Dutch Section, Advocaat Member of the Licensing Executive Society Benelux Chair of the LESI European Committee Chairman of editorial board of Belgian IP journal "IRDI" Member of the Belgian AIPPI Member of the Belgian Council for Intellectual Property


1989 - University of Georgia - Master in Laws (LL.M) 1988 - University of Leuven - Law degree, cum laude




Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Bruno Vandermeulen - Bird & Bird

Within: Intellectual property

A leading firm for IP globally, Bird & Bird is renowned for its ability to handle complex contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Longstanding clients include Facebook, Nestlé, AB InBev and Eurogentec. The team’s recent work spans cross-border patent litigation, copyright disputes, protection of trade secrets and technology transfer and licensing. The practice is headed by Jean-Christophe Troussel and includes key partners Benoit Van Asbroeck and Bruno Vandermeulen.

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Belgium: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Bird & Bird has a leading position in the healthcare and life sciences sector. Its clients include pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, universities, sector organisations and manufacturers. In the biotech space, the team recently advised Celyad on its gene therapy products pipeline, and Bone Therapeutics on regulatory issues connected to its product portfolio. Practice head Marc Martens has broad contentious and non-contentious experience, Jean-Christophe Troussel specialises in IP and technology and Bruno Vandermeulen excels in pharmaceutical and biotech patent litigation. Nicolas Carbonnelle, who was recently made up to counsel, often advises on the use of biological material for research and manufacturing, including of advanced therapy medicinal products.

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