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

Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
1013 KS

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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

(Leading individuals)

Mark van GardingenBrinkhof

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 LambersAlexander De Leeuw and associate Barbara Mooij.