Bird & Bird is popular with clients from a number of industries, including life sciences, fashion, telecommunications and food and beverages, for advice on intellectual property infringement proceedings. The law firm acts on both patent and soft IP matters, including revocation and cancellation actions. The team also has experience in parallel import matters and disputes concerning standard essential patents. It additionally assists with portfolio management.
Armand Killan acts for clients from a range of industries on patent infringement and revocation proceedings, as well as on standard-essential patent mandates.
Manon Rieger-Jansen is active in the field of soft IP, acting for clients on infringement and cancellation proceedings. She also assists clients with parallel import cases and portfolio management matters. A client reports that she is "highly effective in client management and provides continuity in customer satisfaction."
Marc van Wijngaarden has a strong focus on contentious patent cases, often representing clients from the pharmaceutical industry. A market source appreciates that he is a "good organiser in multi-country proceedings."
Tjibbe Douma assists clients with patent revocation and infringement proceedings, as well as advising on IP licensing agreements. One client praises him for his "very good overview of documents and arguments."