Panelist Profile


Claudia Tapia Garcia

Ericsson GmbH, Director IPR Policy, RIPL Strategy & Portfolio Management (DE)


Dr. Claudia Tapia is Director IPR Policy and Legal Academic Research at Ericsson. Claudia’s main responsibility is related to research, strategy and policy in the IP field. Prior to joining Ericsson, Claudia was Director IP Policy 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 is also president of 4iP Council, a non-profit research council dedicated to developing high-quality academic insight and empirical evidence on topics related to IP and innovation.

Claudia holds a law degree from the University of Valencia, an LLM degree specialising in International Patent Law from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and a PhD degree (summa cum laude with a scholarship of the Max Planck Institute) on FRAND and Standardisation in the telecoms sector from the Faculty of Law in Augsburg.

She is Member of the Editorial Board of The Patent Law magazine and Intellectual Property Magazine, 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 globa