In the thick of it

By Sara-Jayne Clover

Laura Quatela has held a succession of market-defining positions in the IP field. As she embarks on perhaps her most exciting role yet, she outlines how she got where she is today and where she is going next

Laura Quatela makes a habit of being where the action is. Having presided over Eastman Kodak during its bankruptcy and patent sale, assisted Technicolor through its dispute with an activist shareholder and played a central role in Alcatel-Lucent’s acquisition by Nokia, she has now taken a leadership position with Chinese corporate leviathan Lenovo. “I really enjoy the operating company environment and particularly being part of a technology company with complex IP assets and strategy,” enthuses Quatela of her latest post as chief legal officer (CLO).

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