Dr. Claudia Tapia is Director IPR Policy and Legal Academic Research at Ericsson. With over 49,000 granted patents, Ericsson has emerged as the company holding the strongest radio communication patent portfolio in the industry covering 2G, 3G and 4G cellular standards. Claudia’s main responsibility is related to research, strategy and policy in the IP field. Prior to joining Ericsson, Claudia was Director IP Policy at BlackBerry. While at BlackBerry, she focused on various aspects of intellectual property, including intellectual property rights policies in standards, global patent policies, as well as licensing and litigation. Claudia is also president of 4iP Council, a non-profit research council dedicated to developing high-quality academic insight and empirical evidence on topics related to IP and innovation. Claudia holds a law degree from the University of Valencia, an LLM degree specialising in International Patent Law from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and a PhD degree (summa cum laude with a scholarship of the Max Planck Institute) on FRAND and Standardisation in the telecoms sector from the Faculty of Law in Augsburg. She is Member of the Editorial Board of The Patent Law magazine and Intellectual Property Magazine. Originally from Argentina, but brought up in Spain and residing in Germany, she is truly a global citizen, and speaks English, Spanish and German.