Werkgemeenschap Octrooiinformatie Nederland

The ‘Werkgemeenschap Octrooiinformatie Nederland’ (WON) was founded in 1977. WON (an abbreviation for Working Group for Patent Information in Dutch) is a Dutch Society for patent information specialists. Its aim is to further the use of patent information by assuring its availability and facilitate its accessability.

WON provides a forum for discussing all matters related to patent information. It keeps in close touch with its sister societies abroad. Its membership includes patent issuing authorities and information providers as well.


We were recently informed about the passing of Susan Helliwell on the 2nd of march. Susan Helliwell was the current chair of CEPIUG.
Susan had a passion for the patent information profession and was one of the leading participants of the certification project. In discussions Susan was a critical participant, outside working hours she was characterised by a remarkable "Joie de vivre" and a good sense of humour. Susan a nice person, both in professional as in personal relations.

WON wishes all the best to Susan's nearest and dearest.

For information or membership application:

Secretariaat WON
attn:Fabienne Persijn
T:+32 (0)474 842 380