He started his career as a patent attorney by setting up his own office. In addition to working for a growing number of SME clients, he has been associated with a high-tech multinational as IP Counsel for five years. He is co-founder and partner/owner of IP Maison.
Coen assists clients in developing an IP strategy in the broadest sense and building a patent portfolio and everything that comes with it. From applying for and defending patents to drawing up internal IP guidelines and IP Management for larger clients. He is also a member of the PR committee of the Association of Patent Attorneys.
Coen is an entrepreneur pur-sang. His pragmatism and solution-oriented approach are characteristic. His technical work area extends from life sciences, biotechnology, biochemistry and medical technology to mechanical engineering, robotics and software.
Houben F, Willems CH, Declercq IL, Hochstenbach K, Kamps MA, Snoeckx LH, Ramaekers FC, Broers JL: Disturbed nuclear orientation and cellular migration in A-type lamin deficient cells. Biochimica et biophysica acta 2009, 1793:312-324.
Wolfs TG, Kallapur SG, Polglase GR, Pillow JJ, Nitsos I, Newnham JP, Chougnet CA, Kroon E, Spierings J, Willems CH, Jobe AH, Kramer BW: IL-1alpha mediated chorioamnionitis induces depletion of FoxP3+ cells and ileal inflammation in the ovine fetal gut. PloS one 2011, 6:e18355.
Willems CH, Kloosterboer N, Kunzmann S, Kramer BW, Zimmermann LJ, van Iwaarden JF: Dissociation of transforming growth factors beta1 and beta2 from surfactant protein A (SP-A) by deglycosylation or deoxycholate treatment. Journal of immunological methods 2012, 375:111-117.
Willems CH, Urlichs F, Seidenspinner S, Kunzmann S, Speer CP, Kramer BW: Poractant alfa (Curosurf(R)) increases phagocytosis of apoptotic neutrophils by alveolar macrophages in vivo. Respiratory research 2012, 13:17.
Willems CH, Zimmermann LJ, Langen RM, van den Bosch MJ, Kloosterboer N, Kramer BW, van Iwaarden JF: Surfactant protein a influences reepithelialization in an alveolocapillary model system. Lung 2012, 190:661-669.
Willems CH, Zimmermann LJ, Sanders PJ, Wagendorp M, Kloosterboer N, Cohen Tervaert JW, Duimel HJ, Verheyen FK, van Iwaarden JF: Alveolocapillary model system to study alveolar re-epithelialization. Experimental cell research 2013, 319:64-74.
Engel M, Nowacki RM, Reiss LK, Uhlig S, Willems CH, Kloosterboer N, van Iwaarden JF, Sewing AC, Seehase M, Lambermont VA, Collins JJ, Zimmermann LJ, Vos GD, Kramer BW: Comparison of recruitment manoeuvres in ventilated sheep with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Lung 2013, 191:77-86.
Willems CH, Zimmermann LJ, Kloosterboer N, Kramer BW, van Iwaarden JF: SP-A binds TGF-β with high affinity and differentially regulates the TGF-β pathway. Innate Immunity 2014, 20(2):192-9.
Engel M, Nowacki RM, Boden P, Reiss LK, Uhlig S, Reynaert NL, Gopal P, Wouters EF, Willems CH, Kloosterboer N, Wolfs TG, Zimmermann LJ, Vos GD, Kramer BW: The effects of dexamethasone and oxygen in ventilated adult sheep with early phase acute respiratory distress syndrome. Lung 2015, 193(1): 97-103.