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Jetze Beeksma

Jetze Beeksma

  • Life Sciences
  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney, European Patent Litigator
  • Partner

Jetze Beeksma studied Molecular Biology & Biotechnology and Law at the University of Groningen. During his studies he did an internship at a law firm in Amsterdam, where the scope of protection of DNA patents was the central theme. Jetze also worked in the IP department of an international law firm in Amsterdam.

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Jetze advises on patent matters in the field of life sciences. His work includes the drafting, and worldwide prosecution, of patent applications relating to biotechnological inventions. He further assesses validity, scope of protection and infringement of patents, and advises in contentious patent proceedings.

In addition, he has a keen interest in the European implications arising from the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing, which requires innovative life science companies to fulfill certain due diligence obligations during research and product development.

Working experience

  • Patent attorney, V.O. (2014-present)

Education

  • MSc in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, University of Groningen (cum laude)
  • LLM in Law, University of Groningen, University of Groningen (cum laude)

Directories

  • Recommended individual (JUVE Patent 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • “The life sciences group had an exceptionally strong year thanks to the meteoric rise of Jetze Beeksma, who was lead counsel for the technical aspects of Moderna’s litigation against Pfizer and BioNTech in the Dutch proceedings over mRNA vaccines” (JUVE Patent 2023)
  • “He is doing a great job on the originator side” (JUVE Patent 2022)
  • Recognized as ‘Rising Star’ (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) by Managing IP
  • “Very good in pharmaceuticals, definitely a younger patent attorney to have an eye on in the future” (JUVE Patent 2020)

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English

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