Richard Ebbink > Brinkhof > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile
Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
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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(Hall of Fame)
‘One of the best patent litigators in Europe‘, Brinkhof has a major strength in coordinating multi-jurisdictional cases in Europe and beyond, including the USA. Team members are deeply involved in a range of IP-centered organisations, often in a leading role and a number of senior lawyers also edit IP publications and teach. Richard Ebbink and Mark Van Gardingen lead the group that is made up of both lawyers and duel qualified patent attorneys; Jan Pot has been admitted to the Supreme Court Bar of the Netherlands. The team’s work includes EPO cases and its expertise covers pharmaceutical, chemical inventions, biotech, mechanical engineering the telecoms – areas covered by Daan De Lange and Koen Bijvank. Other key lawyers include Rien Broekstra (also trained as a computer scientist) and senior associates Rik Lambers, Alexander De Leeuw and associate Barbara Mooij.
- Hall of Fame - Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents
- Intellectual property: Patents - Netherlands
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Data privacy and data protection
- Industry focus: Information technology
- Industry focus: Media and entertainment
- Industry focus: telecoms
- Intellectual property: Patents
- Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights