Panelist Profile


Joost Van Ooijen

AkzoNobel, Director of Intellectual Property (NL)


Joost van Ooijen is Director Intellectual Property at AkzoNobel. As such, he and his team are responsible for managing and protecting the AkzoNobel IP portfolio globally. In addition, Joost oversees a broad variety of IP agreements and the IP aspects of M&A projects. Prior to joining AkzoNobel, Joost worked for over a decade as lawyer in private practice at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, one of the leading law firms in the Netherlands. Joost is a regular speaker at seminars and events and acted as lecturer for post-academic IP courses.