Dr
Achim
Krebs

Partner & Patent Attorney

The Hague Office

Telephone. +31(0) 702 400 899
Mobile. +31(0) 616 364 665
Email. [email protected]

Experience

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.

Specialisms

  • Catalysis
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy
  • Food science
  • Material science
  • Petrochemicals
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Printing technologies

Industries

  • Agrochemicals icon Agrochemicals
  • Food & drink icon Food & drink
  • Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals

Services

  • Designs & design rights
  • Due diligence
  • In-house legal support
  • Patent oppositions & appeals
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Searching & competitor monitoring
  • Strategy
  • Trade marks
  • Transactional IP & commercial support
  • Utility models

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Dutch
European
Belgian

Trade Mark Attorney

European


OTHER

Dipl. Chem.

PHD

Dr. Rer. Nat.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

CEIPI Patent Litigation

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

Polymer RSC

Recognition

IAM Patent 1000

"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.

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Publications

IAM Patent 1000 2020

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IAM Patent 1000 2019

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Chair WIPO ADR Seminar

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LES China and CNIPA Licensing Courses 2017 to 2019

Conferences: 2020

October 12th 2020

LES Benelux Licensing Course 2018

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Conferences: 2019

November 4th 2019

LES Benelux Licensing course 2019 - The Hague

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Conferences: 2016

April 21st 2016

Topic Meeting IP & Tax – Quo Vadis!

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Conferences: 2013

September 6th 2013

Conference on Green Technologies - IP, Technology Transfer and Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector

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Conferences: 2012

March 22nd 2012

Thomson Reuters IP Seminar

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CSR

President of the Licensing Executive Society for the Benelux for 2020/2021. Secretary LES Benelux 2008-2018.

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