Michael Vladescu

CEO at Wi-LAN Inc
Ranked in Licensing
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Michael Vladescu has a sophisticated understanding of IP value and a track record of unequivocal success realising it through licensing and other means. Worldly wise, his work has encompassed diverse portfolios, a host of world-leading technology companies and many jurisdictions.

Michael Vladescu's Profile

Michael Vladescu is responsible for all operations at WiLAN, including the development and implementation of its strategic and operating plans. He has more than 20 years’ management experience in all aspects of patent licensing, partnerships, acquisitions and portfolio development, as well as patent litigation and prosecution.

Mr Vladescu has concluded numerous licensing, acquisition and partnership agreements and has generated hundreds of millions of dollars relating to portfolios ranging from a handful to thousands of patents. He has concluded major transactions with companies including Samsung, Panasonic, TSMC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Infineon, IBM, Sony, Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, SK hynix, LG, Nanya, Powerchip and Toshiba. He has also been heavily involved in leading and resolving major litigation campaigns in the United States, Germany, China and Japan.

Before joining WiLAN, Mr Vladescu was vice president of licensing and intellectual property at MOSAID Technologies Inc, where he led the effort to license the company’s patent portfolio to many of the world’s best-known electronics companies and drove success in their patent licensing programmes. He also previously held the role of patent portfolio account manager with TechInsights – a leader in technical and patent analyses of integrated circuits and electronic systems.

Mr Vladescu has been a panellist at events for the IPBC, the Licensing Executives Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, where he provided his perspective on professional and effective licensing practices.

Mr Vladescu has a bachelor’s of applied science in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and an executive MBA from Queen’s University, Ontario.

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