About Me

I am a counsel in our Intellectual Property practice in Amsterdam. I focus on technology-related matters and patent law in particular.

I litigate on a broad range of sectors including life science and technology and communication and have been involved in numerous landmark patent proceedings. I litigate before national courts at all levels in the Netherlands, including the Supreme Court, as well as before the European Patent Office in opposition proceedings. I have extensive experience handling and coordinating multijurisdictional and pan-European patent proceedings.

My work is recognised by a broad range of rankings over the past years including by Legal 500, Expert Guides and Managing IP.

I am an active member of the AIPPI and am a co-author of the leading international handbook on Patent Protection for Second Medical Uses.
  • US top 10 pharmaceutical company: acting in three patent validity proceedings relating to vaccine technology.
  • Leading US smart speaker company: acting in patent infringement and validity proceedings against search technology multinational.
  • Dutch telecom multinational: acting in patent proceedings relating to telecommunication technology.
  • US patent pool and US technology and energy concern: acting in FRAND proceedings relating to video coding technology.
  • Top 10 pharmaceutical company: acting in Supreme Court proceedings relating to second medical use patents.


  • LLM Erasmus University Rotterdam (2012)
  • Martens Academy – specialty program for experienced IP lawyers


  • Dutch bar (2012)
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Carlos van Staveren knows the details of every case.

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