Jari Vaario is Head of Asia Patent Transactions & External Alliances at Nokia Technologies. He is based in Tokyo and is responsible for developing Nokia’s patent business across Asia.
Jari has worked in various R&D and Technology management roles in his 25+ years with Nokia, including CTO positions in Nokia China and Nokia Venture Organization. His experience in Asia extends from the early 80s to today, and beyond Nokia, from entrepreneurship to academic research, as a well-recognized researcher and professor in Japan during the 90s. For the last 15+ years, he has been working in Nokia’s patent business, in the areas of licensing, regulatory, portfolio management, strategy, business development, and many other fields.