Marc is known for his thoroughness, attention to detail and comprehensive understanding of all the issues in a case.
Marc is a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice. He heads the life sciences group in the Netherlands and is based in The Hague.
With more than 19 years of experience, Marc specialises in patents and other intellectual property rights. He has in-depth knowledge of cross-border European patent litigation, particularly in the pharma and biotech industries. In pharma, Marc has litigated many patent cases concerning blockbuster drugs.
His practice also includes advising clients on their strategic preparations for the Unitary Patent Package (Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court), and on complex multidisciplinary (IP related) deals and disputes involving cutting edge technologies. His client portfolio ranges from global pharmaceutical and chemical companies to universities and start-ups.
Apart from litigating before Dutch courts, he has also represented clients before the European Court of Justice.
Marc was admitted to the bar in 1996 and joined the firm in 2007. He is a member of several professional organisations, such as the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). Furthermore, he is a member of the Expert Group IP of HollandBIO, the Dutch association for the biotech industry.
Marc van Wijngaarden specialises in pharmaceutical patent issues and is described by clients as "possibly one of the best patent litigators in Holland. I know from the work I have done with him that he's very good". (Chambers Europe, 2016).
Chambers Global (2015) says: “’He is on the ball, easy to work with and on top of his game,’ say clients.”
IAM Patent (2016) says of “life sciences maven and ‘excellent strategist’ Marc van Wijngaarden: He always considers the bigger picture and will think through strategy and the commercial realities around your patent portfolio with you.”
WWL says: Marc van Wijngaarden specialises in patent matters. He is regarded as “legally astute and a great patent litigator”.
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