Vice President Licensing
Alfred Chaouat is in charge of the InterDigital Consumer Electronics (CE) licensing activities. He is directly involved in most CE patent licensing negotiations and is also the InterDigital’s representative at the patent pools where InterDigital succeeded to Technicolor. Mr Chaouat has more than 25 years’ experience in IP monetisation, first at Thomson/Technicolor, where he has contributed since 1993 to the outstanding patent and licensing success of the company, and since July 2018 at InterDigital as per the acquisition by InterDigital of the patent and licensing activities of Technicolor. Mr Chaouat has contributed to various books on intellectual property, innovation and licensing and authored many articles on these subjects. He has recently coordinated the drafting of the LESI Licensing Briefing released on May 2020. He is also a frequent speaker on IP and licensing matters all over the world. Mr Chaouat has two MScs from Ecole des Mines de Nancy and Ecole Nationale du Petrole et des Moteurs, and a PhD in economics. He has also participated in several education programmes on intellectual property and innovation at Stanford University, among others. He is a past president of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) France, vice chair of the LES International Valuation Committee and past chair of other various LES International committees.