Berber van der Wansem Advocaat

Berber van der Wansem


Berber is a lawyer at Brinkhof who specialises in providing legal counsel and litigation services in Dutch and European patent law. She has extensive experience litigating in Dutch courts in relation to national and international patent disputes involving pharmaceutical and mechanical engineering inventions. The area of law she has registered at the Dutch bar is intellectual property.

Complex patent proceedings

Berber has gained practical litigation experience in handling complex patent proceedings at the District Court and the Court of Appeal in The Hague. She acquired this experience during her tenure at Vondst Advocaten in Amsterdam, before joining Brinkhof in 2022.

Experience & ancillary activities

Berber has made contributions to the handbook ‘European SPCs unravelled’ as well as co-authored the AIPPI Questionnaire on artificial intelligence. She is also an active member of AIPPI, Young EPLAW and ChIPs. In her capacity as a a member of the AIPPI Young Members Committee, Berber organises meetings for IP enthusiasts.

After completing her Bachelor’s in Law with additional honours programme at the VU University in Amsterdam, Berber graduated in 2017 with a Master’s in Information Law from the University of Amsterdam/Institute for Information Law (IViR). During her studies, she spent a semester studying at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and participated in the Price Media Law Moot Court at Oxford University. In 2016, Berber completed a student and thesis internship at Brinkhof.

Some of the cases Berber van der Wansem has handled:

  • representing Teva in the pan-European disputes against Eli Lilly concerning the drug pemetrexed and against ICOS with regard to the drug tadalafil;
  • litigating on behalf of Kuminda (formerly Noba) against Nutrition in connection with the animal feed industry.