Alexander de Leeuw joined Brinkhof as a lawyer in 2015. He specializes in national and international patent litigation with a special focus on pharmaceutical inventions, medical devices and consumer goods. He also regularly deals with the protection of know-how/trade secrets and evidentiary seizures.

Since joining Brinkhof, Alexander has gained significant experience litigating in complex patent cases before the Courts in The Hague and the European Patent Office. Next to his litigation practice Alexander enjoys writing about patent law and more particularly publishes about the developments regarding software patents (co-author of Software Patents Worldwide). His thesis on this topic was awarded with one of three prestigious annual awards for best thesis of the University of Amsterdam.

Alexander has studied law in Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam), New York (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University) and Copenhagen (University of Copenhagen) and worked at the intellectual property practice of a large Amsterdam full-service law firm before joining Brinkhof. Alexander was admitted to the bar in 2015.