Ilkka Rahnasto joins Marconi as Senior Vice President, where he brings in-depth knowledge in all aspects of intellectual property and business experience that will be vital in helping Marconi realize its vision of transforming the fundamentals of patent licensing.
Rahnasto joined Nokia in 1997, becoming head of the IP function in 2003 and serving as deputy chief legal officer from 2010-2014. He has led the company’s patent business since 2014, managing one of the industry’s broadest and strongest patent portfolios, including a leading share of wireless SEPs. In July 2018, he also took on leadership of technology and brand licensing efforts, as SVP of Nokia Technologies, the licensing business of Nokia.
In 2015, Nokia became one of the few companies to report more than $1 billion in annual licensing revenue, with growth continuing through 2017 when licensing revenues exceeded €1.6 billion.
Ilkka has a law degree from the University of Helsinki (1989) and an LLM from George Washington University (1996).