Mari Korsten

Mari Korsten

Partner since 2011

Dutch and European patent attorney

  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
Dutch, English and German

Mari Korsten joined NLO as a partner in 2011. Previously, he worked as a Dutch and European patent attorney at Novartis Pharma in Switzerland, where he was responsible for the specialty products portfolio and litigation. After returning to the Netherlands, he joined Bird & Bird in The Hague where he handled oppositions and court proceedings on behalf of pharmaceutical and chemical clients.



Mari is often involved in patent litigation cases at the courts in the Netherlands and Belgium as well as in opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office. In addition, Mari has assisted various companies and law firms in mergers and acquisitions.


Furthermore, Mari is recognized by IAM as one of the 1000 leading patent attorneys in the world. He has an MSc from Wageningen University, specialising in industrial microbiology and product development. Mari also has a law degree (LLM) from Radboud University in Nijmegen.

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