De Beer Stephanie

Stephanie de Beer

Senior Associate

With her many years of experience in the life sciences sector, Stephanie offers clients unique experience in complex, multijurisdictional patent litigation proceedings in Europe and the US involving pharmaceutical companies.

Before the Dutch and US courts, Stephanie has assisted clients in patent infringement disputes between originators and generic companies. This includes the validity assessment of patent claims in the context of European and US patent law and the relevant European and US case law, as well as infringement analyses. She is experienced in the evaluation of the scientific background of the disputed subject matter of patents.

Stephanie's affinity for the life sciences sector originates from her academic career in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry. Her research resulted in several scientific publications and a PhD dissertation titled "Application of free energy calculations for drug design." Stephanie's dissertation offers an insight into the applicability and limitations of computational methods in the design of new (or improved) drugs by correlating computational data with experimental observations in both a qualitative and quantitative manner. She also collaborated with industrial partners on projects involving agricultural research and protein engineering on the drug-metabolizing Cytochrome P450 protein.

Stephanie's latest work

    Out-Law / Insight by Stephanie de Beer