PRESIDENT & CHIEF LICENSING OFFICER AT CONVIDA
Dr. Matteo Sabattini currently serves as President and Chief Licensing Officer of Convida, a pioneer in research and innovation for IoT and cloud services. Formed in 2012 as a joint venture between Sony Corporation of America and InterDigital, Convida’s patented technology helps lay the groundwork for a future where everything, in every home, business and industry, is connected. Dr. Sabattini in the past held positions at Ericsson, the Sisvel Group, InterDigital and other leading organizations in the IP industry. He also held several teaching and research positions in wireless and mobile communications at UCSD and at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).
Dr. Sabattini is a though leader in the IP space. He has years of expertise in technology licensing and IP strategy, and his background blends business, policy and technical skills. He has published extensively and regularly speaks at industry events on IP matters. He holds an MBA from the George Washington University (GWU), a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and a Laurea Magistrale also in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna.
Dr. Sabattini is a member of the board of the Licensing Executive Society International (LESI). He also currently serves as the senior vice president for standards and is part of the management council of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) USA and Canada. He is an IEEE senior member, a Beta Gamma Sigma lifetime member, as well as a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum. He is active in the community and has served on several boards of non-profit organizations. He is an avid skier and a mediocre surfer.
DIRECTOR IP POLICY AT ERICSSON
Dr. 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, licensing and promotion at SDOs, industry fora, trade associations, governmental agencies, etc. He also serves as the Senior VP for Standards at LES USA and Canada, as the Technical Policy Coordinator at IEEE Region 2, and is a voting member of IEEE-USA IP Committee.
Matteo has years of expertise in technology and IP-related matters, and his background combines business, policy, and technical skills. He holds an MBA from the George Washington University, a Ph.D. in EE from the University of California, San Diego, and an M.S. also in EE from the University of Bologna.
Before joining Ericsson, Matteo served as the CTO of the Sisvel Group until February 2017. Matteo also worked at InterDigital and Global Prior Art, a boutique IP consulting firm based in Boston. He also held several teaching and research positions in wireless and mobile communications at UC San Diego and at the German Aerospace Center.
Matteo is an IEEE Senior Member, a Beta Gamma Sigma Lifetime Member, a member of LES and the MIT Enterprise Forum.