Curtis Dodd is Chief Intellectual Property Officer of Harfang IP, a patent licensing company specializing in licensing wireless technology. Mr. Dodd is a veteran of patent monetization, enforcement and portfolio management in the telecommunications and consumer electronics space with approximately twenty years of industry experience.
Amongst other roles, Curt was Intellectual Property Counsel for Nortel Networks and lead the management of its 4G LTE wireless portfolio (twice being named as an inventor). This portfolio sold to a consortium led by Apple and Ericsson in a multi-billion-dollar transaction in 2011. Curt also worked for Wi-LAN as Vice President, Patents and Counsel, during which time Wi-LAN generated hundreds of millions of dollars in licensing revenue from its core US WiFi and CDMA patents and significantly grew its wireless portfolio through acquisition. In 2011 Curt joined Acacia and, as a Senior Vice President and Licensing Executive, helped Acacia and its partners, including key industry players Nokia and Samsung, generate significant licensing revenue, and helped Acacia greatly increase its wireless position through several large acquisitions. Most recently, as a Senior Licensing Specialist for Fitch Even, Curt assisted Longhorn IP in successfully monetizing 3G and 4G LTE standards essential patents formerly owned by ZTE and ASUSTeK.