Services that fit

We choose to work as a small firm that can operate in a personal and flexible manner. Depending on your circumstances and preferences services can be easily customized. The firm is directed to establishing an enduring working relationship based on competitive rates. We strive for a high level of quality when carrying out any of the accepted assignments.


Legal experience


Van Dam litigation & patents was founded in 2018 by Dirkjan van Dam. He previously gained more than ten years experience in patent law, through working for an international law firm of English origin and two established patent attorney's offices in The Netherlands and Belgium.


Since 2012 Dirkjan has been working on legal proceedings before the Dutch Courts and opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office. Most of these cases involved disputes between large internationally operating companies. Before, starting in 2007, he predominantly worked on drafting patent application and further patent prosecution, directed to various countries.


Dirkjan has been registered as a Dutch patent attorney (since 2011) and as a European patent attorney (since 2012). He obtained his LLM degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and started as an attorney at law in The Netherlands in 2012. Dirkjan is registered with the Netherlands Bar Association, the Netherlands Institute of Patent 



Attorneys, and the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office.


Technological background

Dirkjan studied applied physics at Delft University of Technology, and in 1999 obtained a PhD from the same university. Afterwards he worked for eight years as a Senior Scientist at Philips Research. His technological competence is mainly in the field of mechanical engineering and applied physics, with special knowledge in the area of display manufacture, IC technology, fluid dynamics, oil- and gas exploration and production, rock mechanics, printing technology, coating technology, and biosensors.