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 editor in chief of the newsletter IP Leads and 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, working alongside Bernard Ledeboer on the China desk, is a chemical engineering champ for whom SPCs are a specialist subject” (IAM Patent 1000 2017).
  • “Otto Oudshoorn is a high-flying chemist. He is pragmatic and keen, and his advice is always clear and easy to read” (IAM Patent 1000 2016).
  • “Chemical maven Otto Oudshoorn also has extensive experience in oppositions and litigations; at any given time, he has a sizeable docket of supplementary protection certificate cases on the go. He is also the man behind the success of a dedicated China desk” (IAM Patent 1000 2015).

Professional associations

  • Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys

Firm details

VO Patents & Trademarks
Weteringschans 28/3
Amsterdam 1017 SG

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