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Ruurd Jorritsma

Ruurd Jorritsma

Dutch and European patent attorney
I am a European and Dutch patent attorney with some 30 years of experience in private patent practice, working as a consultant (former partner) at NLO. I have an educational background in organic chemistry and biochemistry.
+31 70 331 25 53


  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Unitary patent
  • Food

I enjoy assisting my clients in the prosecution and valuation of their IP, mainly in the environment, energy, healthcare and food areas. Long-lasting client relationships, extensive experience in dealing with the various patent offices, re-examination authorities and patent courts are among my assets.

I enjoy assisting my clients in the prosecution and valuation of their IP.

In addition to finding great pleasure and satisfaction in practical patent consultancy, I got the opportunity to actively work with the new generation of IP consultants when setting up an in-house professional education programme (the “NLO Academy”) for some ten new trainees each year. I am also active in attempting to improve the patent system as such through working groups and consultative bodies involving our professional institute (epi).


  • MSc in Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Amsterdam
  • PhD, Structure and reactivity of small organosulfur compounds, University of Amsterdam