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Koen Bijvank is a lawyer and Dutch and European patent attorney. He specialises in international patent litigation and oppositions, and regularly appears both in the courts and before the European Patent Office. His practice involves patents mainly in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and life sciences. His high-profile clients include The Broad Institute, Cargill and Eli Lilly. Mr Bijvank is recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 ranking of the world’s leading patent professionals, in the Netherlands and European Patent Office categories. Managing Intellectual Property also recognises him as an IP Star.
Mr Bijvank is the past president of the Dutch Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). He is also the chair of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Patents, and president and co-founder of EPLIT, an association of European patent litigators. In addition, he is a member of the editorial board of BIE, a leading Dutch journal on intellectual property, and a tutor at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies in Strasbourg, where he teaches candidates for the qualifying examination for European patent attorneys.
Mr Bijvank has led cases for numerous prestigious clients and is a well-known litigator on the national and international scenes and is, as such, recommended in the leading legal directories.