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FICPI, The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys

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Mr. Koen Bijvank

Mr. Koen
Brinkhof N.V.

Grote Bickerstraat 74-78
1013 KS


Tel: +31-20-3053 200

Fax: +31-20-3053 201

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Koen Bijvank is a Dutch and European patent attorney and a partner at Brinkhof, a litigation boutique firm in Amsterdam. He holds a master’s degree in organic chemistry of the University of Groningen, as well as a LLM and postgraduate certificate in intellectual property litigation of Nottingham Law School in the UK. Koen specializes in international patent litigation and opposition work before the European Patent Office. His practice mainly involves patents in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and life sciences. He is the chair of the Standing Committee on Patents of AIPPI and past-president and co-founder of EPLIT, an association of European patent litigators. He is also a member of the editorial board of Berichten Industriële Eigendom (BIE), a leading Dutch journal on intellectual property.

Regional Qualifications

​European Patent Office

Dutch Patent Office

Academic Qualifications

​MSc Organic Chemistry University of Groningen 1995

LLB Dutch law, Open University 2020

LLM Intellectual Property Litigation, Nottingham Trent University 2012

Country of practice


Professional Experience

  • IP counselling
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent oppositions

Country/Region of membership


Technical Specialisms

  • Biochemistry and pharmacology
  • Biomedical engineering; medical devices
  • Biotechnology; plant technology
  • Chemistry
  • Food technology

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