Jorika is associated with NLO since 2013. She is an expert in the field of IP and technology related agreements and deals and she has extensive experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating of all types of contracts in support of IP licensing and the commercialization, development or use of technology, technical goods or services in various technical areas.
Jorika founded her own contracting practice in 2010. Prior to this, she worked for eight years as Senior Legal Counsel at Shell International in the Netherlands. In this position she provided comprehensive intellectual property and legal advice globally. She was responsible for the legal structuring of deals and the drafting and negotiating of complex (and often high value) contracts in different technical areas, and for various commercial applications, such as technology and IP licensing, IT and software related development and procurement, joint industry projects, technical services and (joint) R&D. This role required her to look at contracts not only as means to gain or maintain legal protection but also as instruments to appropriately achieve short or long term commercial benefits. Before she joined Shell, Jorika worked for over twelve years with other technology (related) and innovative companies in different industry sectors in various functions and roles, for example: Senior Legal & IP Counsel at Lely Industries; Senior Consultant at Licentec, Legal & Trademark Counsel for Yamanouchi Europe and Licensing manager at Gist Brocades.
Jorika received her Master’s degree in Dutch Law of the Open University in the Netherlands and she passed the Dutch Bar exams. In addition to her legal background and qualifications Jorika holds an MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the Free University of Amsterdam as well as a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Utrecht. Although trained and qualified as a Civil (Dutch) Lawyer Jorika is also familiar with English contract law.
Jorika is a member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES).
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