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John Sideris
Principal Licensing Counsel at Philips


As a Principal Licensing Counsel in the Intellectual Property & Standards Department of Koninklijke Philips N.V. (“Philips”), John has responsibility for representing the interests of Philips in intellectual property legal matters, and in Standard Setting Organization governance policy in so far as it concerns intellectual property issues.

He is also responsible for representing Philips’s licensing interests in the many patent pools in which Philips participates.  Philips participates in patent pools administered by One-Blue, One-Red, MPEG LA, Sisvel S.p.A., Via Licensing, HEVC Advance and HDMI LA.

Mr. Sideris has more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property aspects of patent licensing and infringement, trade secret misappropriation, copyright, contract drafting, and mergers, acquisition and divestitures of companies and technology assets.  He has successfully counseled clients in all phases of obtaining financial value for specific patent portfolios and technologies: strategic mining of patent portfolios, preparation and implementation of infringement analysis, and negotiation of intellectual property licenses and litigation settlements.

Agenda Sessions

  • Jumping into patent pools – key considerations and future industry outlook


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