Robert Earle is responsible for Ericsson’s global patent assertion and enforcement program. He and his team are involved in developing Ericsson’s global patent assertion and enforcement strategy, providing detailed technical analysis of Ericsson’s industry-leading portfolio of over 49,000 patents, as well as the mapping of those patents against the products and services provided by potential licensees. Mr. Earle and his team have effectively utilized emerging market patent systems to ensure effective licensing opportunities in those markets. Additionally, Mr. Earle has engaged in global intellectual property policy development by positively impacting decision makers in multiple international jurisdictions by providing industry input to assist in intellectual property policy development. Mr. Earle has also negotiated global patent license agreements with international cellular telephone providers. Prior to joining Ericsson in 2014, he was a partner with Fish & Richardson P.C. He has first chair experience in multiple jury trials representing clients before federal and state trial courts. Mr. Earle also served as a United States naval officer prior to attending law school. Robert Earle is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, holds a Juris Doctorate, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering.