Dr Claudia Tapia

Dr Claudia Tapia is the Director IPR Policy and Legal Academic Research at Ericsson. Claudia's main responsibility is related to strategy, policy and research in the IP field. Prior to joining Ericsson, Claudia was the Director of IP Policy in the department Patent & Standards Strategy 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 holds a law degree from the University of Valencia, an LLM degree specializing in International Patent Law from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and a PhD degree (summa cum laude) from the Faculty of Law in Augsburg.

She is the president of 4iP Council and vice-chair of the IP Policy Group in TechUK. Originally from Argentina, but brought up in Spain and residing in Germany, she is truly a global citizen and speaks English, Spanish and German.