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Eric M. Reifschneider

Eric M. Reifschneider

QUALCOMM Incorporated
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm Technology Licensing
San Diego, CA, USA

Eric Reifschneider serves as senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL) where he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and providing oversight and strategic direction to QTL’s Business Development, Legal, Finance, Market Analysis, Contract Compliance, and Audit organizations. He also plays a leading role in negotiating Qualcomm’s significant licensing deals and driving continued growth in QTL’s existing and future licensing programs.

Before joining Qualcomm, Reifschneider was a partner in the Palo Alto, California office of an international law firm, where he chaired the global technology and intellectual property group.  Earlier in his career, Reifschneider was the head of the technology transactions group of a major Silicon Valley-based law firm.

Reifschneider holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and bachelor of science degrees in physics and mathematics from M.I.T., where he graduated first in his class and was named the top male scholar-athlete in his senior class. He has served on the board of directors of the M.I.T. Club of Northern California and was the director of the Club’s semiconductor entrepreneurship program.


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