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Vice President, Intellectual Property at Infineon Technologies AG
Peter Berg is vice president of intellectual property at Infineon Technologies, a world leader in semiconductor solutions with a focus on automotive semiconductors, power discretes and modules and security integrated circuits and solutions that make life easier, safer and greener.
Before joining Infineon Mr Berg was chief IP counsel at Draexlmaier Group, a premium automotive supplier for interior parts, wiring harnesses and electronic components for on-board power supply and aircraft antennas. Under his leadership, Draexlmaier multiplied annual IP creation and intensified value creation through business alliances and licensing.
He was also the managing IP counsel for mobile communications and chief IP licensing counsel in Germany for Siemens, and vice president of legal affairs for development and service operations for Tetra Pak, Sweden. Leading global IP teams for a broad spectrum of electrical and mechanical engineering businesses led to a rich experience in aligning IP portfolios with business needs and in a competitive environment.
He specialises in the management of large IP portfolios and transactions, in particular licensing, merger and acquisitions, and litigation. As a European and German patent attorney, Mr Berg has drafted a substantial number of standard-essential patents in mobile communication which were later heavily litigated and licensed. He has grown the licensing function within Siemens by globalising the team and making various IP portfolios available through licensing programmes, sales and patent pools.
At Tetra Pak Mr Berg redirected the IP strategy and supported policies within a competitive environment. This allowed him to build and defend a remarkable portfolio comprising patents, design rights and trademarks.
As a frequent speaker at IP conferences and a dedicated coach for R&D teams in more than 15 countries throughout Europe, the United States, Japan, Korea, China and Mexico, he contributes to the efficient creation and fair use of intellectual property in a corporate and industry context.
Mr Berg studied electrical engineering and economics in France, the United Kingdom and Germany, and holds an MSc in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Dresden.