Richard Ebbink > Brinkhof > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
1013 KS Amsterdam
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Richard Ebbink (partner) specialises in European patent litigation. He represents international companies before the Courts of The Hague and has vast experience in coordinating parallel national proceedings and EPO oppositions. His language skills (fluent in English, French, and German) particularly recommend him in an international context.

Richard is a regular speaker at conferences on the infringement and validity of European patents in the national courts, and on how to coordinate parallel actions.


Member of the EPLAW Advisory Board (ex EPLAW president).


JD Amsterdam (1982); LLM Columbia University (1983); Pennie & Edmonds (1991); NautaDutilh (1984-2004).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents

(Hall of Fame)

Richard Ebbink – Brinkhof

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.