Katrien previously worked as an in-house patent attorney at Bekaert (Belgium). Here she was responsible for building and managing an intellectual property portfolio for various business units as well as deploying and implementing the intellectual property strategy within the organisation. She also acquired experience in harvesting inventions and building patent portfolios for new product developments.
Katrien has experience with analytical and inorganic chemistry and material sciences. Her specific expertise lies in coating technologies, vacuum technologies, organic coatings, metal coatings, metal transformation, metal structures, polymer structures and woven and non-woven applications. She is particularly interested in the fields where chemistry and material sciences meet other disciplines to solve problems in the field of construction, textile, green energy and automotive.
Katrien graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven) in Belgium with an MSc and PhD in Chemistry.
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Intellectual Property is a valuable asset. From start-up to market leader, applying a smart strategy for patents, trademarks and/or designs adds value to every company. Examples of such successful IP strategies can be found at our page ‘Cases’. Read more