Job Title: Partner
KOEN BIJVANK is a partner at Brinkhof in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Mr. Bijvank is qualified both as an attorney at law (‘advocaat’) and as a Dutch and European patent attorney. He specializes in international patent litigation and oppositions before the European Patent Office. His practice mainly involves patents in the areas of life sciences and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Bijvank is the chair of the Standing Committee on Patents of AIPPI and co-founder and immediate past-president of EPLIT, an association of European patent litigators. He is also a member of the editorial board of the BIE, a leading Dutch journal on intellectual property, and a tutor at CEIPI in Strasbourg, France where he teaches candidates for the qualifying examination for European patent attorneys. Mr. Bijvank holds a master’s degree in organic chemistry of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and a LLM and postgraduate certificate in intellectual property litigation of Nottingham Law School in the United Kingdom.