Speaker Information

Daniel Hermele Senior Director and Legal Counsel Qualcomm
Daniel Hermele is Senior Director and Legal Counsel at Qualcomm based in Europe where he is responsible for Technology Licensing and IPR Policy. Dan has more than 15 years of experience in patent portfolio creation and management, technology licensing, IPR policy- including the FRAND-based IPR policies of standard organizations- patent enforcement, and the interface of IP and competition law.

Dan is frequently invited to speak on the topics of innovation and technology licensing in the telecommunications and ICT sectors as well as the importance of the patent system and the open standardization system based in supporting these.

Dan serves in the IPR committees of several standards organizations such as ETSI, ITU-T, ANSI, TSDSI and is Chair of the tech UK IP Policy Group and participates in many other working groups focusing on these topics. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Dan worked in-house for Nortel Networks where he was IP Regional Lead, EMEA and prior to that in private practice in a London firm of patent and trademark attorneys.

Dan is a barrister of England and Wales and a European and British patent attorney. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Law both from the University of Bristol in England.