One of the founding partners of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, Simon is an English-qualified barrister who is entitled to practice before all Dutch and English Courts. He has a technical background, having originally trained as a chemist and worked for a while at the European Patent Office. Simon’s practice is primarily focused on international patent litigation, though he also has extensive experience in other areas of IP law, including pharmaceutical regulatory and advertising law, agricultural biotechnology, and anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting.
Whilst most of his work is in the healthcare, biotech, medical device and pharmaceuticals area, he has handled patent cases in a wide variety of other technical fields, including mechanical and electronics-related inventions. Much of the work Simon is involved with is cross-border in nature and he has extensive experience of coordinating multi-jurisdictional IP matters. Representative clients in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology field include Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer.