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Ilkka Rahnasto


Ilkka Rahnasto heads the patent business of Nokia Technologies, the advanced technology and licensing arm of Nokia. Nokia Technologies manages one of the industry’s broadest and strongest IP portfolios, with more than 100 licencees and annual revenues of more than €500 million. From 2001 to 2010 Ilkka Rahnasto led the creation of Nokia’s patent licensing business. He then served as deputy chief legal officer of Nokia and head of legal and intel- lectual proper ty for Nokia’s devices and ser vices business until its sale to Microsoft in 2014, when he returned to lead the next chapter of Nokia’s patent business. Ilkka Rahnasto has graduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Helsinki and an LLM from George Washington University (United States), which was earned on a Fulbright scholarship. His book on IP rights, external effects and antitrust law was published in 2003.