Boukje van der Maazen Advocaat

Boukje van der Maazen


Boukje is a lawyer at Brinkhof who specializes in complex litigation in the field of patent and competition law. She has extensive experience conducting national and international patent litigation before the Dutch courts, with a focus on standard essential patents (FRAND) and pharma/biotech. The area of law Boukje has registered at the Dutch bar is intellectual property.

Collective actions for damages

Besides litigating various patent and competition law cases, Boukje also handles collective actions for damages based on alleged infringements of competition law.

Experience & ancillary activities

Boukje regularly authors blogs and publishes articles in specialist periodicals on current topics in her field. She pursued her academic journey by obtaining a Bachelor’s in European Studies, following a degree in Law at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia Law School (New York). During her studies, Boukje gained practical experience as an external court clerk at the Amsterdam District Court. After completing a student internship with Brinkhof in 2016, she officially joined the firm in 2017. Boukje was admitted to the Dutch bar the same year.

Some of the cases Boukje van der Maazen has handled:

  • representing Oppo in a dispute with Nokia concerning standard essential patents;
  • representing Vestel in offensive FRAND proceedings concerning the Access Advance HEVC Patent Pool;
  • representing several claimants in follow-on proceedings arising from the truck cartel.