Dr. Jari Vaario

Dr. Jari Vaario

Head of Asia IP Regulatory

Nokia Technologies

Jari Vaario, Head of Asia IP Regulatory, of Nokia Technologies, is responsible for IP licensing environment related matters in Asia. Earlier he was worked as Head of Patent Licensing, APAC, and as the Director of Standards IP responsible globally for all Nokia’s IP matters at standardization organizations.

Previously he was working at Nokia China from 2001 to 2005 responsible for R&D, technology, standardization, and intellectual property rights. In China he also chaired the European Chamber of Commerce IT & Telecommunication Working Group. Before China working period he was part of establishing Nokia Research Center in Tokyo, and Chief Technology Officer of Nokia Venture Organization activity.

He received his Master of Science degree from Helsinki University of Technology in 1985 and PhD from the University of Tokyo in 1994.   Before joining Nokia Japan in May 1998, he spent several years in academia, serving as a full professor at a national university in Japan.