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Dr. Claudia Tapia is Director IPR Policy at IPR & Licensing within the Ericsson group.
With over 37,000 granted patents, Ericsson has emerged as the company holding the strongest radio communication patent portfolio in the industry covering 2G, 3G and 4G cellular standards. Claudia main‘s responsibility is to engage in the global debate on FRAND and other IPR topics,particularly being the driver of building contacts with academia promoting research on FRAND.
She is also responsible of other areas related to Ericsson’s IPR strategies and policies inStandards Development Organizations. Prior to joining Ericsson, Claudia was Director IP Policy in the department Patent & Standards Strategy at BlackBerry. While at BlackBerry, she focused on various aspects of intellectualproperty, including intellectual property rights policies in standards, global patent policies, as well as licensing and litigation.
Claudia holds a law degree from the University of Valencia, an LLM degree specialising inInternational Patent Law from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and a PhD degree (with a scholarship of the Max Planck Institute) from the Faculty of Law in Augsburg.
She is president of 4iP Council, Spokesperson of IP Europe, vice chair of the IPR WG atDigitalEurope, vice chair of the IP Policy Group in TechUK and a member of severalorganisations such as AIPPI, ETSI, ITU, LES, and VPP. Originally from Argentina, but brought up in Spain and residing in Germany, she is truly a global citizen, and speaks English, Spanish and German.