Teo Taponen is a Senior Director at InterDigital’s patent licensing team. He joined the team in May 2021 and is coordinating the IoT licensing efforts at InterDigital. Additionally, he is working on customer cases in wireless and consumer electronic space and various different business development projects. Before joining InterDigital, Teo was part of Nokia’s patent licensing team where he was specifically developing Nokia’s IoT licensing efforts and related new business models. Before moving to the patent licensing area, Teo worked as an inhouse counsel and Director, Legal, at Nokia’s Devices and Services -business unit and continued in the same role when the business was acquired by Microsoft. Teo has an LLM from the University of Helsinki.