Intellectual property and information technology
Peter’s practice focuses on international patent litigation and he leads the firm’s international patent litigation group, which is particularly active in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. The group also co-ordinates litigation on behalf of clients with specialised law firms in other European member states.
Peter is one of the most well-known and respected patent litigators in Europe. He has a broad knowledge of patent litigation and acts on behalf of national and international clients in the Netherlands courts (including the Supreme Court) and in the European Patent Office, particularly in Opposition Division and Technical Board of Appeal cases. He has also acted as lead counsel in a number of international patent litigation cases which were brought simultaneously in European- and non- European jurisdictions.
In addition, he works for banks and investment institutes as their litigation and M&A strategist on patent portfolios. In all these matters he works with his own team of scientists, in sectors including pharma/biotech, electronics/TMT and energy.