VP, GLOBAL PATENT LICENSING AT ERICSSON
Roy Maharaj is vice president of global licensing at Ericsson where he is responsible for leading the monetisation of Ericsson’s industry-leading patent portfolio. With more than 60,000 granted patents, Ericsson has emerged as holding the strongest portfolio in cellular technology, and is the lead holder of 5G essential patents. Roy has over 25 years of experience in global licensing, covering operations in all major markets worldwide. Prior to joining Ericsson, Roy was vice president of licensing at Intellectual Ventures where he led the development and monetisation of several of Intellectual Ventures’ successful licensing and assertion campaigns. Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures Roy led IP monetisation and technology licensing at a variety of companies including IBM, where he began his legal career. Roy earned his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law, MBA from San Jose State University and undergraduate degree in business from Santa Clara University.