Sophie Pasquier

Job Title: Principal IP and Licensing Counsel
Company: Philips

Dr. Pasquier is a qualified patent attorney and works as a Principal Licensing Counsel in the Intellectual Property & Standards Department of Koninklijke Philips N.V. (“PHILIPS”). Her main responsibility is the licensing of Philips’ patents to third parties in the wireless communication field. Dr. Pasquier has responsibility for valuing Philips patent portfolio by creating, developing and leading several of Philips’ patent licensing programs particularly in the field of IoT & Connectivity.

Dr. Pasquier has graduated as an engineer from Ecole Centrale, holds a LLM degree from Paris Sorbonne University and a LLM degree specialized in patent law from Centre of International Intellectual Property Studies. Dr. Pasquier is also the President of the Licensing Executive Society in France and a board member since 2014.

In 2023, Dr. Pasquier brings more than 19 years of experience in licensing intellectual property, infringement analysis, contract drafting, patent sales and acquisitions.  She has successfully lead programs in all phases of obtaining financial value for specific patent portfolios and technologies: strategic mining of patent portfolios, creation and realization of licensing programs, and negotiation of patent licenses and litigation settlements.

Dr. Pasquier ’s career began as a researcher in mechanics and material sciences working for SAFRAN Group, where she gained her PhD for work on modeling the thermomechanical behavior of ceramic composites.  Dr. Pasquier continued her professional career working first for an international manufacturing group, FLEXTRONICS, where she specialized in auditing manufacturing firms all around the world and later as a purchasing director for ALCATEL MOBILE PHONE S.A. where she developed an international network and a deep understanding of the consumer electronic and telecom industry.

Armed with this strong business experience, Dr. Pasquier continued her international career joining the Intellectual Property and Standard Group of ALCATEL LUCENT S.A. where she served for 8 years as senior manager in the field of Technology and Patent Licensing.  Her work there ranged from creating and leading several IP valuation projects including IP creation, IP acquisition, patent sales, technology transfer and patent licensing.