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‘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.

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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

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News

Recommended by JUVE Patent

In late September, V.O. received a ‘recommendation’ from JUVE Patent in the Patent Filing and Litigation: Patent Attorneys categories for the second year in a row. Mentioned as ‘recommended individuals’ are Jetze Beeksma, Marco Box, Leo Jessen, Martin Klok, Bernard Ledeboer and Otto Oudshoorn.Continue reading

Column – ‘Choose what you want to protect’

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Registered as European Patent Attorneys

In July, no less than five associates of V.O. were registered as European patent attorneys, after having learned a few weeks earlier that they had all passed their EQE (European Qualifying Examination).Continue reading

Events

IP Service World 2022

Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre, an IHG Hotel, 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

Dutch Life Sciences Conference – 24 November 2022

CORPUS Congress Centre, Willem Einthovenstraat, Oegstgeest, Netherlands

The 18th edition of the Dutch Life Sciences conference, the foremost life sciences business network event in the Netherlands. Continue reading