Marianne Frydenlund, global IP leader, joins Avanci to lead new IoT programs

DALLAS, Texas, August 1, 2022 – Avanci announced that Marianne Frydenlund, a global leader in intellectual property licensing, has joined Avanci to develop and lead new programs for the Internet of Things (IoT) beyond the automotive industry.

Avanci was founded in 2016 with a vision of transforming how patent licensing is done in the IoT era. The Avanci program for connected vehicles now has 42 auto brands licensed to the 4G, 3G and 2G essential patents of 49 licensors, with more than 65 million licensed vehicles – around half of connected car shipments to date.

Marianne joins from Nordic Semiconductor, where she has most recently been Senior Vice President, Legal & Compliance, with responsibilities including patent licensing activities, having concluded several groundbreaking agreements.

Laurie Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President at Avanci said: “We are very excited to welcome Marianne to Avanci. Her expertise and enthusiasm will enable us to launch licensing programs for new categories of IoT products, building on the momentum of our existing program in the automotive industry, and working alongside our world-class team.”

Marianne Frydenlund, Vice President at Avanci, said: “I am excited at the opportunity to join Avanci and create new licensing programs for Avanci’s independent marketplace. My licensing experience over the past few years has sparked a desire to build new solutions that the whole industry can benefit from, and I look forward to working with the talented team at Avanci to bring new ideas to life.”

With a law degree from the University of Oslo in Norway, Marianne’s experience spans legal and commercial roles in several industries.

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