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Michael Vladescu

Michael Vladescu, President & Chief Executive Officer, WiLAN

Michael Vladescu is President and CEO of WiLAN, a subsidiary of Quarterhill, where he is responsible for all operations at WiLAN. Michael joined WiLAN as COO in 2012 bringing with him more than 15 years of management experience in all aspects of patent licensing, partnerships, acquisitions and portfolio development, as well as patent litigation and prosecution. Since joining WiLAN, Michael has concluded numerous licensing, acquisition and partnership agreements and generated hundreds of millions of dollars relating to portfolios ranging from a handful to thousands of patents. He has concluded major transactions with companies including Samsung, Panasonic, TSMC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, Sony, SK hynix, LG, and Toshiba. He has also been heavily involved in leading and resolving major litigation campaigns in the United States, Germany, China and Japan.

Prior to joining WiLAN, Michael was Vice President of Licensing and Intellectual Property at MOSAID Technologies Inc, where he led the effort to license that company’s patent portfolio to many of the world’s best-known electronics companies and drove success in their patent licensing programs.

Michael has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University.