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Carles Puente

Carles Puente

Dr. Carles Puente is a co-founder, director and Chief Scientist at Fractus S.A., where he has been in charge of technology and intellectual property portfolio development since 1999. As a CTO and IPR director, he developed an antenna technology and patent portfolio which has been massively adopted by the cell phone industry and licensed to 10 of the top cell phone OEMs worldwide. Carles is a university professor at Barcelona Tech (UPC), where he is currently teaching graduate courses on technology and patent asset management. As a researcher and scientist, Carles and his team have been nominated to the European Inventor Award 2014 and awarded with the Technology Pioneer award by the World Economic Forum (2005), the European Information Technology Grand Prize by the European Commission and the EuroCASE (1998), the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona (1999) and Best Doctoral Thesis in Mobile Communications in Spain (1997). He is an inventor in 145 granted patents (including 88 US and 26 EP patents) within a set of 400 patent and patent applications worldwide, and has co-authored over 150 scientific papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He was an invited speaker at the Antennas and Propagation Millennium Conference in Davos (2000), the Gordon Research Conference on Fractals (1998) and the Fractals in Engineering conference (1997). In 2013 he has been teaching patent management at the Executive Master in Technology Management of the University of Pennsylvania, a program sponsored by the Wharton business school, and at the Centre d’Etudes Internationales de La Propieté Intellectuelle (CEIPI) in Barcelona. Carles holds a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from Barcelona Tech (UPC,1997), a M.Sc. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, 1994), and a Telecom Engineer degree from Barcelona Tech (UPC, 1992).

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