Chief Licensing Officer, AUDI AG
Matthias Schneider is Chief Licensing Officer (patents) at Audi AG and a member of the European Commission’s expert group on SEP Licensing. He has been active in the area of IP management and licensing for many years, as Vice President for IPR at Siemens Communication Devices and BenQ Mobile and Global Head of Defensive Licensing at Nokia Corp. Matthias has been an advisor of major telecom manufacturing companies and patent licensing entities. He has played an important role in the development of the Siemens cellular communication patent licensing programs and was the lead negotiator of numerous high-value licensing deals (offensive and defensive) for various companies. He is also the inventor of more than 20 granted patents related to user interface and communication technology. Matthias Schneider is the Chairman of ETSI’s Technical Committee Human Factors, a member of the ETSI Board and teaches at the Technical University of Munich.