Richard’s practice concentrates on European patent litigation and represents international companies before the Courts of The Hague and beyond. He is internationally respected for coordinating parallel national proceedings (in Europe and the US) and EPO oppositions. Richard is fluent in English, French, German, and Italian. He is a member of the EPLAW Advisory Board. Richard is a regular speaker at conferences on the arrival of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the infringement and validity of European patents in the national courts, and is a member of the EPLAW Advisory Board. He attended law school in Amsterdam and New York (Columbia University Law School; LLM, 1983).