Bernard Ledeboer

VO - Netherlands


Carnegieplein 5
The Hague

2517 KJ

+31 70 4166784

Patent star 2023




Practice areas:

Patent litigation
Patent office proceedings
Patent prosecution

Industry sectors:

Construction & materials

Bernard Ledeboer started his career as an Patent Attorney with V.O. in 1997. Before, he worked at a large law firm in Amsterdam. He holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, and an LLM in Intellectual property litigation.

Bernard’s general expertise lies in the field of mechanical and civil engineering. He has specialized in machine construction, flexible manufacturing systems, conveyor systems, offshore techniques, surgical instruments and consumer products. His clients are of all sizes, with a focus on midsized industrial supply companies. Bernard has a pragmatic approach to IP protection, and is a word smith who enjoys direct communication with his clients. Bernard’s practice is divided between patent prosecution and patent litigation. He has wide experience in patent litigation cases before the court in The Hague, and opposition and appeal cases before the European Patent Office. He applies his litigation experience to build strong patent portfolios for his clients.

Bernard is Head of the Engineering and Software/ICT section. Also, he is founding member of the V.O. China Desk and member of the board of directors of V.O.


Year Joined Firm: 1997

Education/Alumni: LLM in IP Litigation, Nottingham Law School (2011),  MSc in Mechanical engineering, Delft University of Technology (1995),  Economics, Beloit College USA

Network Memberships: EPI, AIPPI, CEIPI, UNION



Last updated 24th April 2018