Mr Ruud van der Velden > Hogan Lovells International LLP > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property



Ruud van der Velden has 15 years’ experience in multijurisdictional patent and trade secret litigation. He litigates before all courts in the Netherlands and the European Patent Office. He represents companies in all technological fields, with a particular focus on high tech and life sciences industries. Ruud has an excellent track record in complicated cases. Examples include obtaining a cross-border patent infringement injunction at a time this was considered impossible, successfully enforcing a second medical use patent that was revoked in almost every other jurisdiction, and seizing pivotal evidence in a logistical warehouse in the Netherlands in absence of a patent in force in the Netherlands to secure injunctions in Germany.


English, Dutch, German


Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

The European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)



Master’s degree, Tilburg University, 2004

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents

(Next Generation Partners)

Ruud van der VeldenHogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP has very strong capabilities in cross-border IP litigation; Ruud Van Der Velden, who leads the team handles multi-jurisdictional patent and trade secret litigation and litigates before all courts in the Netherlands and the EPO. Velden focuses on high-tech and life sciences matters. Bert Oosting is a seasoned IP litigator known for his leading practice in the areas of international patent and technology disputes while Klaas Bisschop is a key advisor, who handles complex patent disputes in addition to trade secrets and product liability. Counsel Rik Zagers who also has a physics background, is a key team member as is senior associate Dirk-Jan Ridderinkhof whose expertise is in patent and trade secrets disputes in industries including life sciences, energy and telecoms. The firm reports promising percentages of female and minority group employees.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology

Joke BodewitsRuud van der Velden and Anita de Jong head the Hogan Lovells International LLP practice. The team has a strong data protection/cyber security track record and known for its involvement at the forefront of developments in these. The group advises on security strategies and system integrations, including large-scale, cross-border data migrations, and IT contracting work. The firm’s pro bono work includes supporting a number of NFPs on implementing GDPR compliance and related data protection training and advice. In concert with its global offices, the Dutch practice has also implemented a range of impressive initiatives to support ethnic minority, LGBTQ+ and female lawyers or business people, with Pride+ and the Allverse conference two notable examples.