Koen Bijvank, V.O. Patents & Trademarks / President, AIPPI Netherlands (NL)

Koen Bijvank, V.O. Patents & Trademarks / President, AIPPI Netherlands (NL)

Moderator in Panel Session VIII – Patents – Prioritising priority rights

Monday, September 19, 2016 from 16.00 to 17.30

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Koen Bijvank received a master of science degree in organic chemistry from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and a master of laws degree from Nottingham Trent University in the UK.

Koen is a partner and head of the Section Chemistry & Life Sciences at V.O. in The Hague, The Netherlands. His practice involves all aspects of patent law including drafting, prosecution, opinion work, conducting oppositions at the EPO and litigation. His main expertise is in the fields of bio-organic chemistry, agrochemistry, medical technology and pharmaceuticals.

Additionally, Koen is a tutor for CEIPI in Strasbourg, France, where he trains candidates for the legal part of the examination to qualify as a European Patent Attorney. He is the current president of the Dutch group of AIPPI, one of the editors of BIE, a leading IP journal in The Netherlands, and one of the founding members and current president of the European Patent Litigators Association (EPLIT).