Vice President and Global Head of Patent Licensing, Nokia Corporation
Eeva Hakoranta leads patent licensing at Nokia, heading a global team of licensing professionals managing complex cross-functional licensing and enforcement projects. With one of the industry’s broadest and strongest IP portfolios, Nokia has more than 100 licensees, reporting around €1.6 billion in patent and brand licensing revenue in 2017. Ms Hakoranta is a determined person with a strong professional commitment and has, along with her world class licensing team, played an instrumental role in growing Nokia’s licensing revenues to the current levels. Before joining Nokia, Ms Hakoranta worked in private practice at the leading Nordic law firm Roschier Attorneys, advising international clients on transactional, IP and technology related matters, including litigation and arbitration. She joined Nokia in 2006 with the mandate of establishing, building and leading an IP rights legal expert team to work with legal aspects of patent licensing and other IP rights-intensive business transactions. This team worked at the interface between the IP rights function and the Nokia businesses, and participated in a host of cross-functional projects, including major patent licensing transactions, litigation as well as M&A and business initiatives involving technology and patent aspects. Working for many years at the intersection of business, intellectual property 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 to the leading infrastructure vendor in the market. In her role, she is responsible for managing licensing strategy and operations for one of the telecom industry’s broadest patent portfolios. She is also closely involved in enforcement, regulatory work and business development. Ms Hakoranta holds an LLM from Helsinki University. She continues to be active in a number of positions of trust within 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.