Mark van Gardingen > Brinkhof > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
1013 KS Amsterdam

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Mark van Gardingen (partner) specialises in litigating and coordinating patent and trade secret disputes (before national & international courts as well as the EPO). Mark’s litigation experience comprises all technologies (from mobile phones to polymers for paint and packages), but he specifically focuses on (bio-)chemical inventions. His clients include Heineken, Dow, Synthon, Novozymes and Accord Healthcare Corp.

Mark regularly writes articles on patent law in international journals and is a regular speaker at leading international conferences.


English, French, German, Dutch


EPLAW, AIPPI (UPC Internal Committee Member)


JD Utrecht (1997); Stibbe (1997-2004).

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Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents

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Mark van GardingenBrinkhof

Brinkhof is frequently tasked with co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional patent disputes, overseeing parallel European and global litigation for clients in the pharmaceutical, electronics and tech and consumer goods sectors. Daan de Lange tackles SEP disputes for telecoms clients and FRAND matters. The team is headed by Richard Ebbink, who handles European Patent Office (EPO) opposition proceedings and parallel national disputes, and Mark van Gardingen, who specialises in pharmaceutical, chemical and biotech patents. Koen Bijvank appears before the courts and the EPO for chemicals and life sciences clients. Jan Pot, who heads the firm’s litigation team, handles appeal and opposition proceedings before the Dutch Supreme Court and EPO.