Adrian Howes

Head of IP and Standards, IP Regulatory Affairs

Adrian Howes is Head of IP and Standards in Nokia’s IP Regulatory Affairs team. He is based in the UK. Prior to joining Nokia, Adrian worked as a senior litigation counsel at Mylan, a legal consultant for Sony Computer Entertainment and an associate in the intellectual property department of the law firm Bird & Bird. He is an English qualified lawyer, and studied chemistry and law at the Universities of Durham and Cambridge, respectively. Adrian’s work at Nokia presently encompasses policy and regulation on issues relating to IPR. This includes active involvement in cross-industry discussions on IPR and its place in the next generation of communications technology and industry standards Adrian regularly attends IPR meetings at the ITU, ETSI, NGMN and other fora and is presently involved in on-going industry discussions on the interaction between standards and open source.