Eeva Hakoranta

Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property at Nokia

Eeva Hakoranta is senior vice president, head of intellectual property for Nokia and general counsel for Nokia, the licensing arm of Nokia. She is responsible for IP matters at Nokia, including patenting, portfolio management and enforcement strategies for its patent portfolio – the foundation of one of the telecom industry’s most successful licensing operations. Ms Hakoranta also leads litigation and IP matters for all Nokia business, supporting Nokia as general counsel and serving on the leadership teams of Nokia and the Nokia legal and compliance function.

Promoted to her role in October 2018, Ms Hakoranta was named general counsel of Nokia in July 2018. Prior to that, Ms Hakoranta led patent licensing at Nokia for six years, during which time licensing revenues more than trebled. She joined Nokia in 2006 to create and lead an expert team working on legal aspects of patent licensing and other IP rights-intensive business transactions at the interface between the IP rights function and the Nokia businesses. Ms Hakoranta moved to lead patent licensing in 2012.

With many years’ experience at the intersection of business, IP and competition law, Ms Hakoranta has closed hundreds of agreements, managed complex litigation and enforcement projects and been deeply involved in defining terms for major transactions. During her time at Nokia, the company has transformed from a major handset manufacturer into a leading network infrastructure, services and software provider. Before Nokia, Ms Hakoranta worked in private practice at the leading Nordic law firm Roschier Attorneys advising clients on transactional, IP and technology-related matters, including litigation and arbitration.

Ms Hakoranta holds an LLM from Helsinki University. She is active in positions of trust within several professional organisations and groups in the fields of intellectual property and licensing. She is based in Finland and is fluent in Finnish, Swedish and English.

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