Luke McLeroy

President, Avanci Video

Luke is President at Avanci Video, the independent, one-stop licensing platform which brings together licensors and licensees to share video technologies for internet streaming video.

An intellectual property attorney with more than 20 years of experience negotiating collaborative solutions for patent holders and technology developers, Luke previously spent seven years at Avanci working to ensure that all participants in the company’s Avanci Vehicle platform can efficiently and transparently license cellular technologies for connected vehicles.

Luke is also a frequent speaker on patent licensing, and the importance of licensing patents on terms that are fair and reasonable for all parties, at industry conferences including those hosted by the American Bar Association, the Berkley Center for Law and Technology, IAM, the International Telecommunications Union, Stanford Law School and University College London.

Luke joined Avanci in 2016 from Ericsson, where he led the company’s North American patent licensing business. In this role, he helped develop and license Ericsson’s patent portfolio, analyzing and valuing patent portfolios in multiple technology areas such as wireless connectivity, codecs, data networks, and security, and advocating policy positions to legislative bodies, competition agencies, standard-setting organizations, and other forums. 

Prior to Ericsson, Luke was an associate and then a principal at the law firm McKool Smith in Dallas, helping to resolve major patent disputes between some of the world’s largest technology companies. Luke received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

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