Panelist Profile


Koen Bijvank

Brinkhof, Partner (NL)


Koen Bijvank is a Dutch and European patent attorney (admitted in 1998 and 1999, respectively). He specialises in international patent litigation and regularly appears both in the courts and before the European Patent Office. His practice mainly involves patents in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and life sciences.

Koen is the chair of the Standing Committee on Patents of AIPPI and president and co-founder of EPLIT, an association of European patent litigators. In addition, he is a member of the editorial board of Berichten Industriële Eigendom, a leading Dutch journal on intellectual property, and a tutor at CEIPI in Strasbourg, France where he teaches candidates for the qualifying examination for European patent attorneys.

He holds a master’s degree in organic chemistry of the University of Groningen (1995), as well as a LLM and postgraduate certificate in intellectual property litigation of Nottingham Law School in the UK (2011).