Frits Gerritzen

Frits Gerritzen

Partner – Amsterdam

Tel +31 20 674 1709

Frits heads Allen & Overy Amsterdam’s Intellectual Property team. He is an experienced IP litigator, handling cases concerning the enforcement and validity of intellectual property rights.

He focusses in particular on patents, and has broad experience in handling cross border patent cases involving medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. One of his cases set an important precedent in the Netherlands on the issue of protection of pharmaceutical inventions near the end of the patent’s life time.

Frits was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs to educate Dutch companies on the use and optimisation of their patent and IP portfolios in a national three year programme. He is also one of the chief editors of the main Dutch website on IP news (

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