Mark van Gardingen

“Strong track record in patent litigation and trade secrets.” – Chambers and Partners Europe

Mark van Gardingen (admitted to the Bar in 1997) specialises in (national and European) patent litigation, with a focus on pharmaceutical/chemical inventions, electro-technology, and mechanical engineering. He litigates before the specialised patent courts of The Hague, the Supreme Court, and the Dutch and European Patent Office.

Various international practitioners’ guides recommend Mark as a leading patent specialist. According to Chambers Europe, Mark has “demonstrated a practical understanding of legal procedures and impressed clients with his litigation skills –he visualises the big picture and has a willingness to liaise with all parties.’” Legal500 recommends Mark as “responsive and insightful” and as one of “the leading names” making Brinkhof the “go-to IP firm of choice”, providing a “consistently high service”. According to the MIP Expert Guide on Patent Law Practitioners, Mark has “a reputation as an ardent and highly successful litigator” and is praised as a “leading litigator in one of the nation’s best boutique firms”. And the Intellectual Asset Management’s ‘The World’s Leading Life Sciences Patent Litigators 2010’ describes Mark as someone with “eagerness, hunger and solid litigation skills”.

Mark regularly writes articles on patent law in international journals, and is a regular speaker on conferences. Mark is a member of EPLAW.