Judge in Panel Session IX – Patent – The UPC – Brexit or business as usual?
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 08.30 to 12.30
Rian Kalden graduated at Leiden University in 1989 and finished a Master (including Intellectual and Industrial Property law at LSE) at Londen University in 1990. In 1991 she started her career, joining the Amsterdam Bar with the law firm Stibbe, where she practised for almost 11 years. There she first joined the intellectual property department and turned to company law (focussing on mergers and acquisitions) later on. In 2002 she became a judge at the District Court of The Hague. There she joined the Patent Chamber. From 2005 to mid 2008 she was a judge – in 2007 appointed vice president – at the District Court of Haarlem, where she joined the Criminal Division. Mid 2008 she returned to the Intellectual Property Division of the District Court of The Hague, from January 2009 as head of the Division, where she dealt with all kinds of IP cases, but mostly patent cases. Rian Kalden was appointed judge in The Court of Appeal of The Hague in September 2013 where she now heads the Division that, among other areas, also covers all IP cases, including patent cases. She speaks at national and international conferences on Patent law and related issues. She also acts as an arbitrator in NAI (Netherlands Arbitration Institute) arbitrations.