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Wouter Pors

Wouter Pors
Firm:
Office:
Bird & Bird LLP
Zuid-Hollandplein 22
2596 AW
City:
The Hague
Country:
Netherlands
Tel:
+31 70 353 8800
Fax:
+31 70 353 8811

Biography • Life Sciences - Patent Litigation

Wouter is renowned for the quality and appropriateness of his advice, as well as his industry knowledge, political sense and knowledge of the playing field.

Wouter is a partner in, and head of, the IP department in The Hague.

He focuses on patent litigation, which also helps him to keep in touch with innovative technology. He handles a wide range of patent disputes, varying from mechanical issues through software and business method patents to biotech disputes, for both national and international clients.

In addition, Wouter is also involved in numerous trademark and copyright litigation matters, including cases before the Dutch Supreme Court and the European courts.

In recent years, database protection and trade secrets have become a more important part of Wouter’s practice, and he has handled litigation on these issues and participated in various expert meetings on the new European trade secret regime.

Wouter is the secretary of the Dutch group of AIPPI. He is also an expert on issues regarding the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court, the new patent system that is expected to go live early 2015. He is working on this within Bird & Bird as well as AIPPI and EPLAW.

IAM Patent 1000 2012 comments: “Wouter Pors is an extremely experienced litigator who acts for major pharmaceutical, biotechnology and electronics businesses on disputes involving everything from mechanical issues to software.” Chambers Global 2012 says: “Wouter Pors leads the IP group, and has a broad practice covering patent, copyright and trademark litigation. A client remarks: ‘He is very well informed; I’ve had a very positive experience with him’.”

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