Marc van Wijngaarden

Marc van Wijngaarden

Marc van Wijngaarden

Partner at Bird & Bird | Netherlands

Marc is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice of Bird & Bird. He heads the firm’s Life Sciences Group in the Netherlands and is based in The Hague.

With over 20 years of experience, Marc specializes in patents. He has in-depth knowledge of cross-border European patent litigation, predominantly in the life sciences and chemical industries. In pharma, Marc has litigated many patent cases concerning blockbuster drugs.

His practice also includes advising clients on (strategies concerning) the Unitary Patent Package(Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court), and on complex multidisciplinary (IP related) deals and disputes involving cutting edge technologies. His client-portfolio ranges from multinational corporations to universities and start-ups.

Apart from litigating before Dutch courts, he has also represented clients before the European Court of Justice.

Marc was admitted to the bar in 1996, and joined Bird & Bird in 2007.