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Clemens-August Heusch is vice president at Nokia and heads the global litigation and disputes team. He is responsible for litigation, arbitration and mediation globally with a strong focus on multinational IP litigation and licensing (FRAND) arbitrations. Since 2008 Nokia has been involved in more than 200 patent cases worldwide against companies such as Apple, HTC, Blackberry, InterDigital, Qualcomm, Daimler, Intellectual Ventures, IPCom, KPN, Daimler, Lenovo and others. Those patent cases related to implementation patents as well as to SEPs relating to GSM, UMTS, LTE, H.264, WiFi, NFC and others.
Before joining Nokia, Dr Heusch was an attorney-at-law at the international law firm Bird & Bird LLP (2004 to 2008) in Dusseldorf. He studied law at the Universities of Freiburg and Bonn, and holds an LLM from the University of Maastricht and a doctorate from the University of Cologne. During his traineeship, he worked (among others) in the competition law team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Cologne and Brussels.
Dr Heusch is a registered lawyer at the Cologne Bar and a certified IP lawyer. Fluent in German, English and French, he regularly presents and writes on a range of legal topics. He is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and was appointed to the AIPPI Standing Committee on Standards and Patents. He is also a member of the board of the German AIPPI group, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the Licensing Executives Society.