About Me

I am a partner in our Intellectual Property practice in the Netherlands, based in Amsterdam where I am one of our founding partners. I am also a member of our Tech & Comms, Life Sciences and Energy & Utilities groups.

Before I studied law, I studied architecture and building construction at Eindhoven University of Technology. I have always kept a keen interest in both technology and design, so when I became a lawyer in 1989 the choice for intellectual property was a very natural one.

In my practice I focus on patents and trade secrets, mainly in electronics and life sciences, but I also handle trademark, copyright and design cases.

I find that in order to properly work on innovation, you also need to handle the regulatory framework, especially in biotech and pharma. I'm advising clients on these aspects, but I also do litigation and if necessary complaints with the European Commission, together with our competition law specialists.

I try to contribute to the development of the law in my areas, so I have been involved in the legislative work around the Unified Patent Court and the Trade Secrets Directive and have published extensively on intellectual property. I'm a board member of the Dutch IP litigators' association VIEPA and active in various other associations.

Being Dutch, I love cycling, both on a road bike and a mountain bike (even though it's a challenge to find mountains here).
  • Ablynx v Unilever - cross-border patent dispute on camelid antibodies
  • Flügel v Red Bull - trademark dispute in various countries and EU courts on the trademark Flügel
  • Bicycle Therapeutics v Pepscan - patent and licence dispute on innovative peptides
  • Chiquita v Fyffes - trademark litigation on Hola Banana!
  • Global Factories v BlisterPartner - trade secret infringement case, including dawn raids


  • Tilburg University, MA, Law
  • Eindhoven University of Technology, Architecture and building construction


  • The Hague Bar, Netherlands in 1989
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Of Wouter Pors 'The tenacious advocate coordinates international litigation with a sure touch

IAM Patent 1000 2021

Wouter Pors is 'a very respected litigator in the field' report sources. He has 30 years of experience with patents and trade secret matters in the life sciences sector.

Who's Who Legal 2021

'In hot demand for representation in the sort of competitor battles that shape entire technology and industry landscapes'

IAM Patent 1000 2020

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