Job Title: President
Mattia Fogliacco is president of Sisvel International S.A., the parent company of the Sisvel Group. He has been leading the group since 2017 but has been part of its executive management team as chief new business officer since 2014. Under his leadership, Sisvel became a point of reference for licensing SEPs in consumer electronics for Wi-Fi, mobile communication, and digital video broadcasting technologies. Mr Fogliacco championed the formation of principled licensing programs defending the interests of innovators around proprietary technologies like VP9 and AV1. Keenly focused on creating transactional efficiencies in the markets for technologies, he steered Sisvel to aggregate patents, both by creating patent pools and by acquiring patent portfolios that later contributed to such pools. Founded in 1982, Sisvel is the only licensing administrator that has been operating for more than 40 years, becoming a world leader in fostering innovation and managing IP. Sisvel creates forms of intermediation in IP transactions that reduce complexity and remove friction between willing licensees and licensors, whilst fostering the creation of a level playing field in the markets for technology. Mr Fogliacco has a background in business and innovation management. He holds an MSc from Bocconi University and a CEMS masters in international management. He is an inventor with several patent applications under his name and has published articles on innovation and licensing. Before joining Sisvel, Mr Fogliacco was managing director of iiinnovation S.A., a company focused on licensing and IP transactions. He also served as senior international manager at IP Bewertungs AG, a service provider of Deutsche Bank, managing three IP and innovation investment funds.