Partner at Brinkhof
Mark van Gardingen specialises in coordinating and conducting national and international litigation about patents and trade secrets. His expertise includes litigating pharmaceutical/chemical inventions, biotech and mechanical engineering. He is a prominent trial lawyer and appears regularly before the specialised patent courts of The Hague, the Supreme Court, and the Dutch and European Patent Offices. His high-profile clients include Heineken, Dow, Synthon, Novozymes and Accord.
Mr van Gardingen is a regular speaker at international conferences and an active member of the European Patent Lawyers Association. He is also a member of AIPPI’s International Standing Committee on the UPC, and he is actively involved in the EPO-organised training programme for future UPC judges.
According to sources referenced in practice guides, Mr van Gardingen has “a reputation as an ardent and highly successful litigator” and is praised as a “leading litigator in one of the nation’s best boutique firms”. His clients describe him as someone with “eagerness, hunger and solid litigation skills”. Mr van Gardingen is ranked as a Band and Tier 1 lawyer in the leading directories – an accurate reflection of his pre-eminence in this area.