Robert Earle

Vice President at Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Robert Earle is responsible for Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson’s global patent assertion and enforcement programme. He and his team are involved in developing Ericsson’s global patent assertion and enforcement strategy, providing detailed technical analysis of Ericsson’s industry-leading portfolio of more than 49,000 patents and mapping those patents against the products and services provided by potential licensees.

Mr Earle and his team have effectively used emerging market patent systems to ensure effective licensing opportunities in those markets, notable examples of which include India and Brazil.

Additionally, Mr Earle has engaged in global IP policy development. He has presented, met with and positively influenced policy decision makers in multiple international jurisdictions, providing industry input for further IP development.

Mr Earle has also negotiated global patent license agreements with international cellular telephone providers by using developed strategies to maximise effective licensing negotiations.

Mr Earle joined Ericsson in 2014 as vice president of assertion and enforcement. Prior to joining Ericsson, he was a partner with Fish & Richardson in its Dallas office. He has first-chair experience in multiple jury trials, representing clients before the federal and state trial courts. His experience includes representing top international companies in patent litigation cases. He also served as a US naval officer for nine years prior to attending law school.

Mr Earle is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and has a JD and master’s in electrical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.


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