De Vries & Metman

De Vries & Metman (DVME) is a Dutch patent attorney firm which is internationally recognised for its high-quality patent services. DVME has offices in Amsterdam, Arnhem and Eindhoven, and prosecutes and litigates patent rights for its national and international clients, which range from global players to small and medium-sized companies and start-ups that share a drive for innovation and a passion for technology.

As most of DVME’s attorneys previously worked in industry, patent offices or law firms, they are committed to building strong patent portfolios for their clients and delivering high-quality hands-on services in patent matters in all fields of technology, including emerging technology areas such as bio-informatics, deep learning, 3D printing, virtual reality and fintech.

DVME has strong expertise in technically and legally complex patent cases and is therefore frequently asked to assist law firms in patent litigation proceedings. DVME has been involved in many high-profile international patent disputes. Further services include freedom-to-operate analyses, product clearances, due diligence work, assisting clients in domestic and foreign patent issues and licensing. DVME is collaborating with various incubators that assist start-ups and university spin-offs with handling patent cases.

DVME’s attorneys actively participate in different IP organisations and educational bodies, including the Dutch Institute of Patent Attorneys, the Dutch Bar Association, the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Dutch Group, the Examination Committee of the European Qualifying Exam, Delft University of Technology and Leiden University.

DVME won the Managing Intellectual Property award for patent prosecution in the Netherlands in 2011, 2012 and 2018, and has been ranked as a top-tier patent prosecution firm in the Netherlands since 2011. DVME has been highly recommended as a patent prosecution firm in the IAM Patent 1000 since 2014.

Contact details

De Vries & Metman
Overschiestraat 180
Amsterdam 1062 XK

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Other offices

  • Arnhem
  • Eindhoven

Sample client list

  • AkzoNobel
  • ArizonaChemical
  • Balterio
  • Corbion
  • IHCMerwede
  • Inalfa
  • KPN
  • Teijin
  • TNTExpress

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