Maurits is a member of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Groups of Bird & Bird in The Netherlands. He specialises in intellectual property, especially in technology-related IP and life sciences-related patent cases. Maurits studied law at the University of Leiden and is a graduate of the international programme of the Institute for Political Sciences (SciencePo) in Paris. He has been an IP/IT lawyer in Amsterdam since 2004, before joining Bird & Bird in 2007. Maurits is an active speaker on IP strategy and also teaches IP law as guest lecturer at the Universities of Leiden and Delft.
Maurits speaks Dutch, English, French and German.