Mark Van Gardingen, Brinkhof, Amsterdam (NL)

Mark Van Gardingen, Brinkhof, Amsterdam (NL)

Counsel in Panel Session IX – Patent – The UPC – Brexit or business as usual?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 08.30 to 12.30


Mark van Gardingen (admitted to the Bar in 1997) specialises in (national and European) patent litigation, with a focus on pharmaceutical/chemical inventions, electro-technology, and mechanical engineering. He litigates before the specialised patent courts of The Hague, the Supreme Court, and the Dutch and European Patent Office. Mark is a member of EPLAW and the special international UPC committee of AIPPI, and active in the EPO’s training program for UPC judges and candidate-judges.

International practitioners’ guides recommend Mark as a leading patent specialist. According to Chambers, Mark has “demonstrated a practical understanding of legal procedures and impressed clients with his litigation skills –‘he visualises the big picture and has a willingness to liaise with all parties.’” Legal500 recommends Mark as “responsive and insightful” and as one of “the leading names” making Brinkhof the “go-to IP firm of choice”. IAM Patent 1000 says: “One of the best patent lawyers in the Netherlands by some distance”, Van Gardingen is “absolutely incredible to watch in court – a persistent, persuasive character who comes up with thorough and captivating arguments”.