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Ruben Laddé


Automotive | Chemicals | Commercial litigation | Intellectual property | Manufacturing |

Ruben Laddé is no-nonsense and rational in his approach. He understands the technical side and always asks the right questions.

IAM Patent 1000 (2022/2023 editions)

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About Ruben Laddé

Ruben specialises in intellectual property law with a focus on patents and technology-related matters. In addition to his legal qualifications, Ruben has a background in Electrical Engineering (BSc and MSc). Ruben was admitted to the Amsterdam Bar in January 2011.

He has experience in (coordinating) multi-jurisdictional patent litigation and represents clients in technology and pharmaceutical related matters. Ruben furthermore advises on corporate IP issues such as licenses and IP aspects of M&A deals. Ruben speaks Dutch and English.

Recent work

Litigation experience includes:

  • Representing Nikon in patent litigation against ASML before the Dutch courts relating to immersion lithography technology and image sensors of digital photocamera's.
  • Acting for AB Inbev in PI proceedings against Philips Domestic Appliances relating to the PerfectDraft appliance.
  • Representing ASSIA in patent litigation against Nokia and KPN relating to VDSL2 broadband internet access.
  • Acting in high profile patent litigation concerning smartphones (Apple vs Samsung).
  • Representing HP Inc. in patent infringement proceedings based on patents relating to printer electronics and software.
  • Advising and representing Moderna in patent litigation proceedings against Pfizer and BioNTech relating to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Acting for Novartis in multiple (PI) proceedings against inter alia Pharmathen (Sandostatin), Teva (Affinitor), Mylan (Exjade), Synthon (Entresto), Samsung Bioepis (Lucentis), Mylan and Teva (Gilenya)


  • Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (B.Sc. and M.Sc. in electrical engineering)
  • University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (LL.B. and LL.M. in Dutch law)
  • Advocaat, The Netherlands (admitted to the Amsterdam bar in January 2011)
  • Legal practitioner at the European Patent Office
  • AIPPI – International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property


  • Globe Business Publishing Ltd. (August 2013) Intellectual Property in Electronics and Software - Chapter in relation to The Netherlands

  • Westlaw (December 2012) World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies - Chapter 32: The Netherlands