Advisory Board Member
Director, Patent Licensing, & Head of IP Regulatory Affairs, North America,
John Kolakowski is an intellectual property counsel and business advisor with over 10 years of in-house worldwide telecommunications patent licensing, litigation and policy experience at Nokia and 10 years of prior private practice district court and ITC patent litigation experience at Morrison & Foerster LLP. He has successfully negotiated inbound/outbound patent and technology licenses at Nokia, the monetization of a patent portfolio with tens of thousands of individual assets, and patent divestments netting significant returns. John also represents Nokia interests before government regulatory authorities, standard development organizations, trade associations and other groups addressing IPR and patent policies. He is USPTO-barred and a former federal judicial clerk, with a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.