Jeroen Boelens


Portrait of Jeroen
Jeroen Boelens is a litigator specialised in patents, trademarks and other intellectual property matters. His work encompasses (cross-border) disputes as well as advisory work, for clients ranging from blue chip companies to scale ups and spin-offs.
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He also counsels clients on various other aspects of intellectual property including strategies, licensing and due diligence. After being ranked as a Rising Star in both Managing IP (2021) and the Legal 500 (2022), he was listed a Next Generation Partner by the Legal 500 in 2023.

  • What others say
    • One to watch in Dutch patent litigation: "A patent all-rounder with a busy schedule who has been involved in a wide variety of cases since the beginning of his career."
      JUVE Patent's 2023 Netherlands ranking
    • "Not only a tough litigator but also a smart negotiator."
      IAM Patent 2022
    • "What I appreciated about Jeroen is that he knows his stuff. He has excellent command of patent law and combines that with a strong commercial mind. He solves problems; you can always put ideas to him and discuss the issues with him to come up with a creative and sensible plan."
      The Legal 500 2022
    • "Jeroen Boelens knows his stuff when it comes to patent law."
      The Legal 500 2022
  • Ancillary functions

    Jeroen is an active member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Dutch Society for Pharmaceutical Law and the International Trademark Association (INTA). Currently, he is the Dutch delegate of AIPPI's Biotechnology committee. He is also a member of EPLAW, the European Patent Lawyer's Association. Jeroen is a guest lecturer at the University of Groningen and the Academy for the Professional Education of Patent Attorneys.

  • Publications

    Jeroen regularly publishes on intellectual property related topics. In 2019, he was the winner of the Dutch AIPPI award for his publication on patent priority rights, which is awarded each year for best publication in the field of intellectual property law for an author younger than 36 years. He is a co-author of the main Dutch academic handbook on intellectual property (Kort Begrip). He also is a member of the editorial board of the EPLAW Patent Blog.

  • Qualifications

    Jeroen graduated from the University of Groningen in 2012 with highest honors.

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