Otto Oudshoorn

Partner at VO Patents & Trademarks

Otto Oudshoorn joined VO in 1998. He studied chemical engineering and obtained his PhD in the field of catalysis. Mr Oudshoorn’s expertise is in the field of chemical patents, with an emphasis on process and food technology.

Mr Oudshoorn’s practice further includes the handling of supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) and restoration requests. He has extensive experience in oral opposition proceedings and litigation before the Dutch Patent Court. His portfolio contains the full spectrum of innovative clients, ranging from start-ups to multinationals and universities to research institutions.

Mr Oudshoorn is a member of the board of directors of VO, as well as head of the chemistry and life sciences department.

Mr Oudshoorn’s recent testimonials include the following:

  • “Otto Oudshoorn, Hajo Kraak and Frits Schut are mainstays of the life sciences and chemistry practice. Heading this up, Oudshoorn is an authority on food technology” (IAM Patent 1000, 2019).
  • “Leading the chemistry and life sciences division, Otto Oudshoorn spends much of his time immersed in the world of pharmaceutical litigation. He adroitly juggles thorny questions relating to supplementary protection certificates for an assortment of industry leaders” (IAM Patent 1000, 2018).

Professional associations

  • Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys

Firm details

VO Patents & Trademarks
Weteringschans 28/3
Amsterdam 1017 SG

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