Laurie Self

Laurie Self

Laurie Self is Vice President and Counsel, Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated.

Since its founding in 1985, Qualcomm has evolved into a leading innovator in the wireless communications industry, and a recognized pioneer in the development of 3G and 4G wireless technology.

Qualcomm is a member of the Innovation Alliance, a coalition of research and development-focused companies that believe in the critical importance of maintaining a strong patent system that supports innovative enterprises of all sizes.


Posts by Laurie Self


Women and patents: why we need to close the gender gap

We have known for decades that economies grow when the women in them work. The more that women find ways to contribute their ideas and inventions to …
By Laurie Self
3 years ago 5

Misleading patent troll narrative driven by anecdote, not facts

''An anecdote is a snapshot, a one-dimensional shard of the big picture. It is lacking in scale, perspective, and data,'' authors Steven Levitt and Stephan Dubner …
By Laurie Self
4 years ago 6

Notice letters and licensing communications are an important part of the U.S. patent system

Notice letters play an important role in the patent system. Indeed, as the Supreme Court has explained, ''[p]atents would be of little value if infringers …
By Laurie Self
5 years ago 2