Panelist Profile


Adrian Howes

Nokia, Head of IP and Standards (UK)


Adrian Howes is Head of IP and Standards in Nokia’s IP Regulatory Affairs team.

Adrian’s work at Nokia presently encompasses policy and regulation on IPR issues. 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 recent CENELEC Workshop on SEP licensing best practices.

Adrian also attends IPR meetings at the ITU, ETSI and IEEE and is presently involved in discussions on the interaction between standards and open source software licensing.

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 IP department of Bird & Bird, where he worked on telecoms and other patent actions. He is an English qualified lawyer and studied chemistry and law at the universities of Durham and Cambridge, respectively.