About Me

I am a partner in our Intellectual Property Group in The Hague and a member of our Tech & Comms team.

With a technical background in aerospace engineering, I specialise in patent litigation and advising in all fields of technology.

Since joining Bird & Bird, firstly as a paralegal in 2013 while still a student and then as an associate in 2015, I have been involved in complex and multijurisdictional patent litigation. Learning about new technology and the client's business surrounding the technology is what has drawn me to these cases.

I have experience in patent cases ranging from chip design and telecom standards to asthma and MS medication, in each case bringing detailed understanding of the technology involved which allows a clear presentation of the issues and arguments to the court. I try to think outside the box and develop new strategies and solutions tailored to the clients' needs in each case.

New developments provide opportunities for further growth and increased efficiency in our overall work, and I have been involved in preparing our firm in the Netherlands for the Unified Patent Court and the digitalisation of the court docket system. I continue to look out for new opportunities and changes in improving the way we work.
  • ASSIA v large multinational telecommunications company: successfully defending large multinational telecommunications company in two cases in first instance and appeal relating to complex DSL technology
  • Biogen v Swiss Pharma International: successfully invalidating a patent on treatment of MS with natalizumab


  • Leiden University, LLM, Civil Law
  • Leiden University, LLB, Law
  • Technsche Universiteit Delft, BSc, Aerospace Engineering


  • The Netherlands Bar in 2015
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'Peter van Gemert is a brilliant upcoming [lawyer]'

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Named Rising IP Star

MIP Stars 2018

Winner of the yearly moot court ('pleitwedstrijden') 2017

Young Bar Association of The Hague (Jonge Balie Den Haag)

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