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Mathias Hellman is vice president of IP rights strategy and portfolio management at Ericsson, with responsibility for strategy development, strategy execution and key strategic aspects relating to Ericsson’s patent portfolio. Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity and its innovation investments have delivered the benefits of mobility and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world.
With more than 30 years as a leading contributor to open standards and more than 60,000 granted patents, Ericsson has the industry’s leading cellular patent portfolio, covering 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G technologies, and has been the main driver throughout the development of the 5G standard. Mr Hellman is responsible for the development of Ericsson’s licensing models and for ensuring a fair return on Ericsson’s substantial investment in cellular standards and other research areas, including network infrastructure, cloud, services, devices and the Internet of Things.
As a member of the leadership team in Ericsson’s IP rights and licensing unit, Mr Hellman has additional responsibilities beyond the company’s current and future licensing programmes. He is involved in open source policies, IP rights in R&D collaborations, technology and standardisation strategy, product strategy and mergers and acquisitions. These responsibilities draw on his ability to combine a detail-oriented perspective with visionary thinking.
Mr Hellman has an interdisciplinary academic background, holding an MSc in intellectual capital management from the Centre for Intellectual Property Studies at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and an MSc-equivalent degree in software engineering, also from Chalmers.