Director, IP Policy, Ericsson
Matteo Sabattini is Director of IP Policy at Ericsson and he is based in the Washington, DC, office. In his role, he is responsible for IP Rights policy, advocacy and promotion at standard defining / setting organizations (SDOs / SSOs), industry fora, trade associations, governmental agencies, etc. Matteo has years of expertise in technology and IP-related matters, and his background combines business, policy and technical skills. He holds an MBA in Business Administration from the George Washington University, a Ph.D. in Communication Theory and Systems from the University of California, San Diego and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bologna. Before joining Ericsson’s policy team, Matteo served as the CTO of the Sisvel Group and CEO of Sisvel Technology, the fully owned subsidiary dedicated to technical support and R&D, until February 2017. In addition to defining the technical strategies for the Group by monitoring new technological trends, Matteo established and led Sisvel’s activities in IPR policy and advocacy, and actively participated in a number or IPR-related efforts at fora such as NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks Consortium), ITU, ETSI, DVB, and IP Europe. He has published on the subject and has been an invited speaker at several events focusing on IP and standards organized by trade and industry associations as well as by the European Commission. Matteo also worked at InterDigital, focusing on the development of strategic relationships to expand its technology footprint and intellectual property scope. Before InterDigital, Matteo also worked at Sisvel US for more than 3 years as a Program Manager. Prior to that, he was with Global Prior Art, a boutique IP consulting firm based in Boston. Before moving to the corporate world, Matteo held several teaching and research positions at the University of California, San Diego, and at the German Aerospace Center, focusing on wireless communications for advanced mobile and satellite systems. Matteo is an IEEE Senior Member, a Beta Gamma Sigma Lifetime Member, a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum and a member of the Licensing Executive Society. He has always been active in the community, and currently serves in the board of directors of a local charitable organization in the DC area. He is also an avid skier and a mediocre surfer.
This panel of international intellectual property experts will review and discuss recent trends and data extracted from the 2017 LES High Tech Royalty Rate Survey along with reviewing the data collected in the European EU FRAND court case study.