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About Auke-Frank Tadema

Auke is an associate in the IP/IT team in our firm's Amsterdam office. He specialises in intellectual property law,  IT law and data protection law, with a focus on patent litigation in the fields of pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, software and technology. He has gained experience in complex IP and data protection related disputes, as well as in tech-related M&A and other non-contentious IP/IT matters. 

Auke is fluent in Dutch and English.

Recent work

Selected litigation experience includes:

  • Acting for AB Inbev in PI proceedings against Philips Domestic Appliances relating to the PerfectDraft appliance.
  • 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), Samsung Bioepis (Lucentis), Mylan and Teva (Gilenya)



  • University of Groningen, the Netherlands, LLB in Law and ICT
  • University of Groningen, the Netherlands, LLM in IT Law (with a focus on intellectual property)
  • Queen's University, Kingston ON Canada (Exchange program)

Professional qualifications

  • Attorney-at-law (advocaat) - Netherlands Bar
  • Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)