Robert Earle is Vice President at Ericsson. Mr. Earle is responsible for Ericsson’s global patent assertion and enforcement program. He and his team are involved in developing Ericsson’s global patent assertion and enforcement strategy, providing detailed technical analysis of Ericsson’s industry-leading portfolio of more than 49,000 patents and mapping those patents against the products and services provided by potential licensees. Mr. Earle and his team have effectively used emerging market patent systems to ensure effective licensing opportunities in those markets, notable examples of which include India and Brazil. Mr. Earle has also engaged in global IP policy development. Prior to joining Ericsson in 2014, he was a partner with Fish & Richardson in its Dallas office. He has first-chair experience in multiple jury trials, representing clients before the federal and state trial courts.