Spring direct naar de hoofdnavigatie of de inhoud
‘My aim is to guide the client, so he understands how IPR strategy can contribute to his objectives and needs.’
Marijke Westra

Marijke Westra

  • Life Sciences
  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Senior Associate

Marijke joined V.O. in 2009, She advises clients on the protection of intellectual property in all areas of life sciences, primarily in biochemistry, biotechnology and molecular biology.

Continue reading

She studied pharmacy at the University of Groningen. After graduation in 2004, Marijke performed doctoral research (PhD) in the field of cardiovascular disease at LeidenUniversity, for which she obtained the PhD degree in 2010.

Marijke is also supervisor of the search department of V.O.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O.( 2009-present)

Education

  • PhD in Biopharmaceutical sciences, Leiden University (2010)
  • MSc in Pharmacy, University of Groningen with a specialization in pharmaceutical biology (2004)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of examination committee Platform Formalities Officers (PFO)

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch

Also see these experts

Hajo Kraak

Hajo Kraak

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Partner
More experts

News

Put your hands together for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 – How fundamental research can lead to new opportunities in innovation

Last year the Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Benjamin List and David MacMillan for ‘the development of asymmetric organocatalysis’. This is a fine example of a fundamental scientific discovery that has quickly found a practical application.Continue reading

First meeting of the Administrative Committee of the new European Patent Court

On 22 February 2022, the first meeting of the Administrative Committee of the new European Patent Court (the Unified Patent Court) took place.Continue reading

Money Losing Party Court

V.O. model quickly estimates patent value

How do you estimate the economic value of a patent? V.O. has developed a model that arrives at an estimation based on various factors. This allows companies to have a better understanding of how much their patent can deliver for them.Continue reading

Events

Knowledge for Growth 2022

Gent ICC, Familie van Rysselberghedreef, Ghent, Belgium

The cream of the Belgian life sciences community attends flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech, agricultural and chemical industry as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. Continue reading

Dutch Lifes Sciences Conference 2022

CORPUS Congress Centre, Willem Einthovenstraat, Oegstgeest, Netherlands

The foremost life sciences business network event in the Netherlands. Continue reading

Unitary Patent Package Conference 2022

Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam - Amstel, Joan Muyskenweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Finally the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court will become reality! In January 2022 Austria ratified as the 13th country and the new system will be up and running in the second half of 2022. So, patent professionals get prepared! Continue reading