Hector Axel Contreras

Hector Axel Contreras is IPR Commercialisation Manager at Ericsson. Specialised in technology standardisation and FRAND licensing in the telecommunications sector. He provides advice regarding patent licensing and standards, taking into consideration academic publications and court decisions from different jurisdictions. He has published research articles about different topics in the IP field such as patent pools, patent valuation, and the use of artificial intelligence as a tool for the patent system.

Hector Axel holds a bachelor's degree in informatics and a master’s degree in intellectual property and competition law at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition - Munich Intellectual Property Law Center. He has been a patent agent, lecturer, and he is now a tutor for master students. He also has experience as an entrepreneur and is passionate about new technologies, digital transformation, and cycling.