Adrian Howes is the Head of IP and Standards, IP Regulatory Affairs at Nokia, where he specializes in Intellectual property law and policy, with particular experience advising on cross-jurisdictional legal and patent policy issues, including on contentious, regulatory, licensing (standards and open source) and competition law concerns.
Prior to joining Nokia, Adrian worked as a senior litigation counsel at Mylan, a legal consultant for Sony Computer Entertainment and an associate in the intellectual property department of the law firm Bird & Bird. He is an English qualified lawyer, and studied chemistry and law at the Universities of Durham and Cambridge, respectively.
Adrian’s work at Nokia presently encompasses policy and regulation on issues relating to IPR. This includes active involvement in cross-industry discussions on IPR and its place in the next generation of communications technology and industry standards, such as the present on-going CENELEC Workshops on SEP licensing best practices.
Adrian regularly attends IPR meetings at the ITU, ETSI and NGMN and is presently involved in on-going industry discussions on the interaction between standards and open source.