Board

Dolinda De Proost | Secretaris Dolinda de Proost Chairman

Dolinda de Proost has worked at AOMB IP Consultants since 1990. In her role as Manager IP Support she is responsible for all Paralegals, Formalities Officers and secretaries employed at AOMB.

Ronald van Egmond | Penningmeester Ronald van Egmond Vice-chairman

Ronald van Egmond has worked at V.O. since 1985. For more than 20 years, he worked in the administration department in the various administrative roles, finally that of head of the department. Since 2008 he has been a Senior Advisor Business Support at V.O., advising new and existing clients regarding Intellectual Property.  

Jean Abspoel | Board member Jean Abspoel Board member

Jean Abspoel has been working at Shell International B.V. since 1986. He started in 1986 as patent assests administrator on the patent department and was responsible for various administrative procedures. In 1992, he started working as a Formalities Officer. Since January 2015 he is Head of Formalities and responsible for a team of formalities officers in The Hague, London and Houston.

Melanie Custers | Secretary Melanie Custers Secretary

Melanie Custers started in 1991 as a secretary at MOGEN International (subsequently part of Zeneca). Together with a patent attorney she started the patent department and became familiar with IP. After the closure of MOGEN in 2002 she started as a Senior Formalities Officer IP at Janssen (formerly Crucell, since 2011 part of Johnson & Johnson). In her day-to-day work she is responsible for all formalities and administrative processes of the patent department of Janssen in Leiden. As a member of the Platform Formalities Officers board she is responsible for the secretarial department and the newsletter (communication committee).

Erwin Ehrenburg | Bestuurslid Erwin Ehrenburg Board member

Erwin Ehrenburg has worked at NLO since 1985. Since 2001 he has been a member of the Management Team of NLO and he has been a partner since 2009. In his role he is responsible for all activities in the field of IP Business Support, including the professional support for both the patent section and the legal section, Business Development, relationship management, annuities, search, validations, technical translators, draftsmen and functional management. As a member of the Platform Formalities Officers board, he is responsible for education and examination.

Melanie Custers | Secretary Arthur van Steenbergen Treasurer

Arthur van Steenbergen has worked within IP since 1992. He started in the administration department at V.O. and became familiar with all aspects of IP. Since 2008 he has been Manager Operations within Unilever Patent Group. He is responsible for Support and the administrative processes on the sites of Vlaardingen, Shanghai, Mumbai and Bangalore.

 Ellen Offenberg Board member

Ellen Offenberg has worked at EP&C since 1999. She started out as a secretary to a patent attorney and since 2006, as a management assistant, she has been part of  the management team van EP&C. In this role she is concerned with the uniform, administrative and IP-substantive work processes within EP&C.
As a member of the Platform Formalities Officers board, she is responsible for inter alia the website and the newsletter (communication committee).