About I am head of Bird & Bird’s IP group in The Hague. Before studying law, I studied architecture and building construction for several years. After having done research at the Tilburg University Law Faculty from 1986 until 1989 next to my law study, I was admitted to the bar in 1989, specialising in IP. My main focus is on patent litigation, which allows for a blend of legal and technological innovations. I handle a wide range of patent disputes, varying from mechanical issues through software and business method patents to biotech disputes. I have represented major electronics, biotech and pharmaceutical companies in international patent litigation.
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