Senior Licensing Counsel
Mr. Subasinghe has more than 15 years’ experience as in-house IP counsel. He began his IP career in 2005 as a licensing counsel for Fujitsu Limited (Japan).He was responsible for representing the company at patent pools as both a licensor and a licensee. He joined Siemens Japan in 2007 as head of the licensing department. He was responsible for establishing the unit and conducting licensing negotiations (mainly with Japanese companies) and represented Siemens at various patent pool initiatives related to SEP. His responsibilities included identifying third parties which were infringing Siemens’ IP rights and negotiating licensing contracts. He was the head of intellectual property for Siemens Technology and Services India from 2015 to 2018.. Since October 2018, he is working at Siemens AG in Munich as a Senior Licensing Counsel. He is responsible for licensing and technology transfer in Asia. Before entering the IP field, HE worked as an Engineer for telecom equipment at Fujitsu Ltd, Japan.