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Daniel Hermele

Senior Director and Legal Counsel (Qualcomm)

Daniel Hermele is Senior Director and Legal Counsel at Qualcomm based in Europe. Dan has more than 15 years of experience in patent portfolio creation and management, technology licensing, patent enforcement, the interface of IP and competition law, and IPR policy including the FRAND-based IPR policies of standards organizations. Dan is frequently invited to speak on the topics of innovation and technology licensing in the telecommunications and ICT sectors as well as the importance of the patent system and the open standardization system in supporting these. Dan serves in the IPR committees of several standards organizations such and participates in many other working groups focussing on these topics. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Dan worked in-house for Nortel Networks where he was IP Regional Lead, EMEA and prior to that in private practice in a London firm of patent and trademark attorneys. Dan is a barrister of England and Wales and a European and British patent attorney. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Masters degree in Law both from the University of Bristol in England.

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