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Willem Hoyng


Willem Hoyngs practice consists primarily of litigating and advising in the field of intellectual property law. He has a broad practice and is widely regarded as one of the best patent litigators on the market.

Willem acts before all the national courts (the courts of first instance, the courts of appeal and the Supreme Court). He also regularly litigates before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Patent Office (EPO).

Willem is also involved in advising on European patent strategies and coordinating and conducting European patent proceedings. He is the adviser of many innovative Dutch and foreign multinationals, including pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies.

Willem is a professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Tilburg. Willem is also a member of a select group of lawyers admitted to appear before the Dutch Supreme Court.

He is a member of the drafting committee of the Rules of Proceedings of the future Unified Patent Court (UPC) and member of the Advisory Committee of the UPC Preparatory Committee. He advises also the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs on UPC matters.

Willem has written several books and is the editor of Global Patent Litigation.