Richard Ebbink’s practice concentrates on European patent litigation. With conviction he represents international companies before the Courts of The Hague and is internationally respected for his poise in coordinating parallel national proceedings and EPO oppositions. His language skills (fluent in English, French, German, and Italian) particularly recommend him in an international context. Richard is Vice President of EPLAW.
In court Richard stands out. Chambers records: “Steady and well prepared, Richard
Ebbink is held in high esteem by opposing counsel”, “He thinks more like a US litigator”, and: “He deserves the excellent recognition he has carved out for himself”. Recently, at the WorldLeaders International IP Awards ceremony in London, Richard won the Award for Excellence in Patent Practice/Litigation in Private Practice.
Richard (1957) is a regular speaker at conferences on infringement and validity of European patents in the national courts, equivalence, and the future of the European patent system. The UK blog “IPKat” wrote the following about his speaking qualities: “Richard has long ago won this Kat's admiration for his sheer brilliance”. Richard attended law school in Amsterdam and New York (Columbia University Law School; LLM, 1983).