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Spyros Makris
IPR Policy Manager at Ericsson


Dr. Spyros Makris is IPR Policy manager at Ericsson. His main responsibilities include legal advice, research and training on various topics regarding the licensing and assertion of Intellectual Property Rights and especially patents.

Prior to joining Ericsson, Spyros worked for almost seven years as a lawyer at Wach + Meckes LLP in Munich, focusing on international commercial litigation and arbitration. Before moving to Munich, Spyros worked for three years as a lecturer in inter­national business law at the University of Applied Sciences of West Macedonia in Greece.

Spyros is admitted to the Bar in Germany (Syndikusrechtsanwalt) and Greece (Dikigoros). He holds a PhD degree (Dr. iur) and a master’s degree (LL.M.) from the University of Constance, Germany as well as a law degree from the Democritian University of Thrace, Greece.

Originally from Greece, but brought up in Germany, Spyros speaks German, English, Greek and basic French.