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Marijke Westra

Patent attorney

“My aim is to guide the client, so he understands how IPR strategy can contribute to his objectives and needs.”
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Marijke Westra

Marijke Westra

  • Life Sciences
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Dutch Patent Attorney
  • 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.

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.

More information about Marijke

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

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Events

Idea, IP & Innovation (3i-) Event

High Tech Campus Eindhoven, High Tech Campus, Eindhoven

On Tuesday 18 April TW.nl organizes the second edition of the 3i-Event. During this inspiring afternoon about Ideas, Intellectual property and Innovation on the Hightech Campus in Eindhoven, R&D professionals, startups and SME entrepreneurs will learn how to set up a successful IP strategy for their companies. More about this event

Knowledge for Growth 2019

Gent ICC, Gent, België

Don’t miss the 2019 edition on 9 May  and capture the attention of 1,200 high-level life sciences actors from about 550 companies & organisations! The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending the 15th edition of flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. More about this event