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Ruben Laddé

Senior associate

Also of note is senior associate Ruben Laddé, who concentrates on patent work in addition to broader technology matters

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About Ruben Laddé

Ruben specialises in intellectual property law with a focus on patents and technology-related matters where his background in Electrical Engineering (MSc) serves him well.

He has experience in (multi-jurisdictional) patent litigation and represents clients in a wide range of industries. Ruben furthermore advises on corporate IP issues such as licenses and IP aspects of M&A deals. Ruben speaks Dutch and English.

Recent work

Litigation experience includes:

  • Representing Nikon in patent litigation against ASML before the Dutch courts relating to immersion lithography technology and image sensors of digital photocamera's.
  • Representing ASSIA in patent litigation against Nokia and KPN relating to VDSL2 broadband internet access.
  • Acting in patent litigation concerning smartphones (offensive and defensive), PI proceedings (kort geding) and accelerated proceedings on the merits.
  • Representing HP Inc. in patent infringement proceedings based on patents relating to printer electronics and software.
  • Acting for a US based company in patent litigation based on patents allegedly covering core technology for online video streaming services.
  • Representing a US mechanical engineering company in various disputes concerning technology licensing, patent infringement and -entitlement relating to systems and control of movement simulators.
  • Assisting a pharmaceutical company in patent entitlement proceedings.


  • Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (BSc and MSc in electrical engineering)
  • University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (LLB and LLM in Dutch law)
  • Advocaat, The Netherlands (admitted to the Amsterdam bar in 2011)
  • Legal practitioner at the European Patent Office
  • AIPPI – International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property


  • Globe Business Publishing Ltd. (August 2013) Intellectual Property in Electronics and Software - Chapter in relation to The Netherlands

  • Westlaw (December 2012) World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies - Chapter 32: The Netherlands