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Turning ideas
into opportunities

Who are we?

At Philips Lighting, we believe innovation shapes our lives. That’s why we’ve been investing continually in new technologies for over 100 years. This has allowed us to create a substantial portfolio of intellectual property (IP). A portfolio that you can also benefit from by licensing it from us.

On this website, you will find useful information about our intellectual property, our licenses, IP acquisition, careers and news. See how you can expand your commercial and technical horizons by collaborating with us.  

who are we?

One stop shop for IP

One stop shop for IP

At Philips Lighting, we have a long history of generating innovative ideas

We’ve created technological solutions that have improved many people’s lives. However, we know that although innovation sparks new markets and even new industries, bringing these ideas to market can be difficult. Drawing on the ideas of others through licensing can make the process much easier and open up new business opportunities. This is where licensing our intellectual property (IP) can make all the difference.
One stop shop for IP

Philips Lighting has a rich and highly diverse IP portfolio

Our IP portfolio includes a large number of patents, trademarks, designs and copyrights and focusses on some of the most cutting-edge lighting technologies. Licensing our IP can help you speed up your time to market and open up completely new, unexplored business avenues. This is where Philips Lighting Intellectual Property plays an important role, providing you with the tools and expertise necessary to fulfil your business ambitions.
One stop shop for IP

Lighting Intellectual Property handles all IP matters related to Philips Lighting businesses

So we will know what IP is right for you based on your business model. Our IP professionals are located globally to support you. Whether you’re a start-up, a growing company or leader in your field the Lighting IP organization is the one stop shop offering all the tools you need bringing your idea to life.


Philips Lighting Intellectual Property Management Team

A Duijvestijn

Arian Duijvestijn
Head of Intellectual Property

Senior Vice President

N Verweij

Nelleke Verweij
Manager IP Administration


F Bistervels

Frank Bistervels
Manager IP Licensing

Vice President

D Bommelijn
Dennis Bommelijn
Controller Lighting IP

M Smilde

Mariëtte Smilde
Manager IP Counseling

Senior Director

B Blichenberg
Birte Blichenberg
Manager IP Intelligence

A vanEeuwijk

Alexander van Eeuwijk
Manager IP Portfolio

Senior Director

Hidekazu Kanazawa
Hidekazu Kanazawa
IP Manager

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