Frank Rutgers started working at Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten in June 2017. Frank studied at Tilburg University specializing in Intellectual Property law and IT law. In addition to his work at Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten, Frank is active in various social initiatives. He works a lot with startups / scale-ups and has a lot of experience in collaborations with educational / knowledge institutions.

“Frank Rutgers is the new kid on the block, a true whiz kid who has outstanding people skills.” – Legal500 testimonial

Frank combines his work as a lawyer at the firm with his work at ehvLINC, a legal incubator for startups based in Eindhoven of which he is one of the founders. Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten is one of the partners in ehvLINC.

He also is a board member at Brainport Centre for Technology & Law.


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Attorney-at-law (“advocaat”) (partner)

Attorney-at-law since


Work areas

  • Strategic advice on IP policy, protection and enforcement
  • Technology, including emerging technologies and innovation such as AI, blockchain, 3D printing
  • Intragroup IP allocation
  • IP litigation
  • IP infringement and counterfeit, including slavish imitation/unfair competition
  • Cooperation agreements and joint R&D
  • IT-related IP issues, like software protection and database protection
  • IP due diligence




  • Bachelor’s degree, Clinical and Neuropsychology
  • Bachelor’s degree, Dutch law
  • Master’s degree, Law and Technology (Cum Laude)

Memberships & other functions


Intellectual Property Law, Privacy  and IT contracts


Dutch and English