Lilian Hesselink

Lilian Hesselink

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Lilian Hesselink
Dutch & European Patent Attorney, Legal Expert
De Vries & Metman


Lilian Hesselink joined De Vries & Metman in 2007, and now heads up the firm’s chemistry and life sciences group. She handles patent matters for clients including universities, start-ups, and national and multinational chemical companies, as well as assisting clients in the pharmaceutical field with litigation. Hesselink recently acted for Teva in a nullity action at the Dutch Court of Appeal relating to a patent covering tiotropium bromide, a treatment for lung diseases. Before joining the firm, Hesselink worked at AkzoNobel, a multinational company which creates paints and performance coatings. She is treasurer of the Dutch group of AIPPI.