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My research is focused on patents as exclusive rights. Should patent infringement always result in grant of an injunction? In the wake of legal and technological developments since Europe’s patent laws were enacted and on the brink of the introduction of a truly European patent, I think it is time to critically reassess the foundations of patent law and the role it should play in 21st century innovation. I pursue these and related topics with gratitude and pleasure at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

I started my PhD studies in September 2018. Before that, I obtained my bachelor’s degrees in law (2010, with distinction) and literary studies (2012, cum laude), as well as my master’s degree in Legal Research (2012, cum laude), from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. In 2013, I obtained an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, following which I was a summer clerk for the Hon. Judge William Alsup in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. From November 2013 to August 2018, I practiced law at the Amsterdam office of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER LLP. I have published in all areas on intellectual property law and my work was recently cited by the Advocate General in proceedings before the Dutch Supreme Court [here].

Do you want to talk IP? You can reach me at [email protected]