BARDEHLE PAGENBERG elevates its Spanish patent practice with new partner hire Mathieu de Rooij

Press release dated July 18, 2019

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, one of the largest Intellectual Property law firms in Europe, is pleased to announce that Mathieu de Rooij was hired as partner for its growing Barcelona office.

Mathieu’s practice as European Patent Attorney focuses on the protection, exploitation and enforcement of patents, in particular in the fields of renewable energy, medical devices, aerospace and automotive technologies.

As he has worked as patent examiner with the EPO for five years, he still maintains strong ties with the EPO and has a privileged insight into the EPO. He also has been partner at the leading Spanish IP boutique ZBM Patents for nearly ten years. He gathered broad experience in all facets of the patent system. Having been recognized for his performance in the IAM Patent 1000 rankings for many years, he also was honored to receive the “Client Choice” award multiple times. 

Mathieu commented: “BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is a great fit for me and my clients who are truly looking forward to working with an international and IP focused law firm. With its more than 160 professionals established across five European offices and its network of tried and tested correspondents throughout the world, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has the international reach that global clients need and expect. It also offers a quite unique combination of expertise on both legal and technical aspects of IP, including prosecution and litigation, that I believe really adds value to my clients. It has an acute focus on client care and the ‘friendliness’ of an IP boutique. I am very much looking forward to further developing its Spanish IP practice.”

Johannes Heselberger, managing partner of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, states: “We are delighted to welcome Mathieu. His profound expertise in all areas of patent law strengthens our offering in the Spanish market for Spanish as well as international clients.”

Mathieu de Rooij, M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering

European Patent Attorney

For more information about the international team of Attorneys-at-Law- and Patent Attorneys of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG please go to: Team Overview



Mathieu de Rooij
Spanish and European Patent Attorney, UPC Representative, Partner

Mathieu de Rooij