Panelist Profile


Loek Steffanie

DSM, Senior Patent Counsel (NL)


Loek Steffanie is a Dutch national and studied Chemical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology where he graduated in the field of polymer science. He started his career within DSM, a global purpose-led, science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, in the field of polymer research and technical application development. In the year 2000, he changed to DSM’s in-house IP department and subsequently qualified as Dutch and European patent attorney.

At present he is senior patent counsel where he is increasingly involved in leveraging of IP and contentious IP matters.