Nienke's portfolio encompasses a diverse range of biological subject matter including: personalised medicine, biomarkers, biosimilars, antibodies, immunology, therapeutics, cell biology, biotechnology, enzymology, diagnostics and biopharmaceuticals. She handles all patent related matters including: preparing patent applications, prosecuting patent applications before the EPO and UKIPO, managing worldwide patent prosecution, strategic reviews, due diligence, and validity opinions.
Nienke has considerable experience working with universities and spin-out companies and can bring a depth of commercially relevant advice from her experience in working for a start-up biotech company prior to entering the profession. Nienke also works with SMEs and large multinational companies. Her pragmatic advice is appropriately tailored to her client's individual needs.
Nienke has represented clients before the Oppositions Division of the EPO and has a particular interest in opposition matters. Her ability to quickly assimilate and utilise scientific literature to the benefit of her clients is a key strength during oral proceedings before both the Opposition Division and the Boards of Appeal of the EPO.
Nienke qualified as a Patent Attorney in 2012 and was awarded the Strode Prize for obtaining the highest mark in the UK finals law exam, P2. She also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from the Queen Mary, University of London, obtained with distinction. She obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge in Infection and Immunity and graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Biological Sciences (Genetics) from the University of Leicester with the highest mark in her year.
Biological Sciences (genetics)
Infection and Immunity
9th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe will be held on 26th-27th October 2021 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The event is dedicated to exploring microbiome research and strategies for …Event details
Medical Technology Ireland Conference will be held on 20-21 October 2021 at the Galway Racecourse. Medical Technology Ireland Conference features presentations by leading international medical device experts with thought-provoking guest …Event details
HGF and Knobbe Martens are holding a webinar on 3rd November. Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US In this webinar we will compare and contrast mechanisms …Event details
HGF’s Attorney-At-Law Olivia Petter will be speaking at the WIPR Patents Live Broadcast on Tuesday 26th October. WIPR Patents Live is a programme that gives you access to unmissable live …Event details
IPBC Europe: Leadership Summit will be held in-person on 4-5 October in Dublin. The conference is the top European gathering of senior corporate IP professionals. It will be covering the …Event details
HGF is sponsoring The Business of Science Conference 2021 on 7th October. Science and the commercialisation of science continues to be fundamental to the economic growth of the UK and …Event details
IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide has been published and HGF is delighted to have 4 Partners listed. The guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other …Read article
HGF’s Partner Dr Markus Zoller is attending and speaking at the German Biotechnology days on 20th September 2021. German Biotechnology days is the go to event in the industry and …Event details
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