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Marije Westra

Marije Westra

  • Engineering
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Marije Westra obtained a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering and a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. After completing her studies, she worked for a company that develops instruments and equipment for eye surgery.

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As a Project Engineer at the ‘New Product Development Instruments’ department, she took part in the design process and wrote the documentation to build the technical file.

During her graduation project, Marije looked into how electrosurgery can be made more suitable for use in developing countries. After creating an overview of the problems surrounding surgery and medical devices in developing countries, she focused on the problems associated with electrosurgery and electrosurgical units that also exist in our western world. To gain more insight in the use of electrosurgery, she for instance attended various types of operations at LUMC. Based on the list of requirements that could be derived from this analysis phase, she made a redesign of the electrosurgical unit.

Working experience

  • Trainee Patent Attorney, V.O. (2019-present)
  • Project Engineer, D.O.R.C. (2016-2019)
  • Trainee, Leiden University Medical Center (November 2014 – February 2015)

Education

  • MSc Biomedical Engineering, Delft University of Technology (2016)
  • BSc Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology (2012)
    • Minor: International Entrepreneurship and Development

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English

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News

Well-prepared for the future

Column by Cees Jansen, former chairman V.O. After 26 years, I have left V.O. I was chairman for the last 12 years, a task that I have passed on to Herman Witmans. This is a good moment to look back.Continue reading

Recommended by JUVE Patent

In May 2020, V.O. was recommended by JUVE Patent in the categories Patent Filing and Prosecution. Listed as recommended individuals are Marco Box, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Otto Oudshoorn and Jetze Beeksma.Continue reading

Two prizes for V.O.

This January, the Netherlands’ office of V.O. was crowned the best patent firm of 2019. This selection as the ‘Netherlands Patent Attorney Firm of the Year’ was announced by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR).Continue reading

Events

IP World Summit 2020

Hilton London Syon Park, Park Road, Isleworth, Brentford, UK

IP World provides the opportunity to network with senior IP professionals from across the Globe, and from global corporates across the high tech, telecoms, software, pharmaceutical, retail, FMCG, online and oil & gas industries. Continue reading

IP Service World 2020

Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre, Hochstraße, München, Germany

Europe’s largest IP Convention & Trade Fair, the IP Service World, is a very unique event. It is the perfect mixture of a comprehensive trade fair and a top-class convention with contributions from leading experts. Continue reading