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

Hogan Lovells International LLP
ATRIUM - NORTH TOWER
STRAWINSKYLAAN 4129
1077 ZX AMSTERDAM PO BOX 545
Netherlands

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Career

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injunction at a time this was considered impossible, successfully enforcing a second medical use patent that was revoked in almost every other jurisdiction, and seizing pivotal evidence in a logistical warehouse in the Netherlands in absence of a patent in force in the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.

Languages

English, Dutch, German

Memberships

Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

The European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)

VIEPA

Education

Master’s degree, Tilburg University, 2004

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Intellectual property: Patents

(Next Generation Partners)

Ruud van der VeldenHogan Lovells International LLP

Ruud van der Velden heads ‘an awesome team‘ at Hogan Lovells International LLP. It attracts high-profile cases, especially in the life sciences, chemical, and high tech fields. It is also notable as a co-founded the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance in Belgium and Stichting Forward in the Netherlands. The ‘fabledBert Oosting is considered a premier practitioner for complex, international patent and technology disputes and Klaas Bisschop is noted for handling disputes before Dutch national courts, arbitral panels, and the Court of Justice of the European Union. The majority of his cases come from the industries such as life sciences where research and development is core. The practice is also notable for a talented team of senior associates such as Dirk-Jan Ridderinkhof and Stefan Dusault.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Information technology

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a strong focus on privacy and cybersecurity, and also handles general IT matters and outsourcing. With a strong global network, the firm is well positioned to handle cross-border issues for large multinational clients, including multi-jurisdictional litigation. Joke Bodewits, Ruud van der Velden and Anita de Jong head the team.