Achim's practice covers a wide range of chemical, pharmaceutical and high tech inventions, and he is acting for a diverse range of companies across these technologies, from start-ups to multinationals.
Achim regularly advises clients on the IP aspects of complex technologies, and on the creation and management of cost-effective IP portfolios.
He also regularly represents clients in Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office, and often supports clients in multi-jurisdictional contentious situations.
Another field involves due diligence investigations into IP portfolios of technology companies, primarily for venture capital and private equity investors.
Achim is presently serving as President of the LES Benelux.
Achim is qualified as a Dutch, Belgian and European Patent Attorney, and he is a registered European Trade Mark and Design Attorney.
Dr. Rer. Nat.
CEIPI Patent Litigation
"Achim Krebs appreciates what clients really need and gives made-to-measure advice. He is strategic and has a strong commercial understanding of intellectual property and how it can be used to serve business purposes.” He protects chemical, pharmaceutical and mechanical inventions from his base at HGF in The Hague.
October 12th 2020
November 4th 2019
April 21st 2016
September 6th 2013
March 22nd 2012
President of the Licensing Executive Society for the Benelux for 2020/2021. Secretary LES Benelux 2008-2018.
WIPR is holding a webinar on 8th September at 4pm (BST)/11am ET, where HGF Partner Lee Curtis and Trade Mark Director Rebecca Field will present on ‘A little less ordinary: the …Event details
Oral proceedings by videoconference can be enforced by the EPO during the pandemic On 16 July 2021 the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) decided on referral G 1/21 regarding …Read article
HGF in Europe and Shiga in Japan are holding a joint webinar on 29th July 2021. Fitter, faster, stronger – patenting sports and fitness technology in Europe and Japan Sporting …Event details
The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …Read article
WIPR Patents Live is holding a complimentary session on July 20, at 5pm BST/12pm ET, where HGF Partner & Patent Attorney Kieran Killough will present on ‘Protecting medical devices in …Event details
G1/21 hearing continues on 2nd July 2021. Follow this page for updates from HGF Partner Douglas Drysdale and Patent Director Ellie Purnell, who will be reporting all the key moments …Read article
HGF is hosting a ‘Patents for the offshore sector’ webinar on 13th July, 2021. The webinar will be presented by HGF Patent Director Richard Gover. It will include an introduction …Event details
The European Patent Office today confirmed in Decision G4/19 of the Enlarged board of Appeal that a European patent application can be refused for ‘double patenting’. Such a refusal can …Read article
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