Ms. Maaike van Velzen
Head of IP Portfolio Management
Maaike van Velzen has worked in intellectual property at Philips IP S since 2005. She is responsible for IP matters for the Personal Health, Health Informatics and Population Health Management businesses in Philips. In addition as head of IP portfolio management she oversees the IP process of IP creation and IP acquisition.
Before joining Philips in 2005, Ms Van Velzen worked for nine years as IP counsel at Unilever (fast-moving consumer goods) and was responsible for a variety of patent portfolios and business-related activities, such as IP risk assessments.
At Philips she has managed the health care IP portfolio for several years and has been involved in licensing, acquiring intellectual property and setting up IP regulations for public-private partnerships.
Ms Van Velzen has a master’s degree in chemistry and is a European patent attorney since 2000.