is a globally known technology executive, leader, and communicator. For decades, Jeffrey been a party to the seismic changes in the Wireless Industry, from 2G, to 3G, 4G, and today’s 5G Wireless & Advanced Video. Jeffrey spent almost 14 years at Qualcomm Inc, departing as Senior Vice President, Strategy & Market Development, and played a core role in the company’s growth from $200M in 1994 to $7B+ in 2008. Since 2008, Jeffrey has worked as a Public and Private Company Board Member, including over 8 years on the Board of InterDigital (NASDAQ: IDCC), as well as Peregrine Semiconductor through it’s IPO and subsequent sale to Murata of Japan. Currently, Jeffrey’s roles include Retained Advisor and Strategist, helping companies to set direction, partner, navigate IP challenges, finance, and drive sustainable global growth.
In this article, we’re going back to basics and discussing why our smartphones work everywhere, doing things closer to science fiction of the 1960s or 70s than anyone would have believed, as well as the role that Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) play in making this happen. We are going to examine inherent conflict between innovators and inventors that create new products and services, patent their inventions, and the implementors that leverage and deploy those inventions. Most of all, we’re going to discuss the process that converts these inventions and patents into money. A lot of money. Millions, tens of millions, and sometimes even billions of dollars. Why? Because your smartphone would be a paperweight without these innovations and patents. And soon vehicles, home appliances, production lines, meters, healthcare devices and many more industries will follow.