Sheetal Chopra is General Manager & India Lead for IPR Advocacy at Ericsson, reporting to Monica Magnusson who is Vice President, IPR Policy & Communications. In this role, she is responsible for establishing and driving Ericsson’s position in discussions related to patents and patent licensing, such as the current IPR Policy debate in standard development organizations, policy forums etc. She has corporate responsibility for advocating Ericsson’s views on these issues to regulators, policy influencers and policy makers in India.
She is a Registered Patent Agent and author of the book on “Patent Agent Examination: A book for Industry professionals and students” published by Lexis Nexis. She is MSc, MBA and a research scholar at NLSIU, Bangalore. She has rich experience working with/for the Industry . Prior to joining Ericsson, she served in Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Vodafone, the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Ranbaxy Research Labs. She is serving as a guest faculty/trainer in various premier governmental and non-governmental institutes/institutions besides serving as an eminent speaker in various forums on diverse IP issues.
Note on Ericsson
With over 37,000 granted patents, Ericsson has emerged as the company holding the strongest radio communication patent portfolio in the industry covering 2G, 3G and 4G cellular standards.