Maurits Westerik (1977) was admitted to the bar in 2004 and specialises in intellectual property and IT law. He worked in the IP/IT department of NautaDutilh until switching to the IP and IT/Telecom department of Bird & Bird in 2007. Maurits joined Coupry as a partner in 2018.
A programmer and electronics-maker himself, he uses his technical knowledge for the strategic protection of innovations. Apart from advisory work and IP litigation, Maurits negotiates licenses, collaboration and development agreements and he implements IP procedures as a consultant in the day to day operations of his clients. He teaches innovation protection at the TU Delft and he lectures patent law at Leiden University and the VU in Amsterdam.