- IP management consultancy
- Technology transfer
Senior Director, Licensing and Strategy at Via Licensing Corporation
Nicholas Dudziak is senior director of licensing and strategy at Via Licensing Corp, a subsidiary of US audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories. An experienced patent attorney and licensing executive, he is passionate about connecting the dots to accelerate innovation and knows how to establish valuable IP deals in order to achieve a company’s business goals.
With over 13 years’ experience, Mr Dudziak has expertise in managing the whole IP lifecycle, including portfolio development and management, litigation, licensing, patent divestiture and acquisitions, valuations and strategic opinion and counselling work – always with a clear view of the relation between intellectual property and business objectives.
At Via, Mr Dudziak’s responsibilities include the development and implementation of licensing strategies for standard-essential technologies on behalf of, and in partnership with, many of the world’s leading technology companies. He has successfully negotiated key licence deals for both Via’s LTE and AAC patent pools, including breakthrough deals with some of the largest companies in China and Taiwan.
Before Via, Mr Dudziak was most recently a partner in the private law practice at Global IP Law Group, LLC, a firm recognised as the best IP law firm in North America by World Finance Magazine in 2015. Mr Dudziak was named by Super Lawyers Magazine an Illinois Rising Star in 2015 and 2016, by the IAM Strategy 300 as one of the world’s leading IP strategists in 2017 and is a frequent speaker on IP issues at Bloomberg BNA and other venues.
Mr Dudziak holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, a JD from the John Marshall Law School and is registered to practise before the US Patent and Trademark Office.