Kurt Kjelland is a Vice President, Legal Counsel at Qualcomm Incorporated. Kurt represents the company in antitrust, competition law, and patent licensing matters, including investigations and litigation. He has spoken extensively on SEPs, patent damages, and the interface between patent and antitrust law. Kurt is a registered patent attorney and admitted to the California Bar. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Kurt was a partner in a prominent law firm in San Diego, where he represented clients in high stakes patent litigation involving wireless communications, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.