Coolbrook Appoints Leading IP and Technology Attorney Niklas Östman to its Board of Directors
December 19, 2022
Östman joins with 25 years experience in commercial technology, software, and IP transaction and litigation which includes two of the largest patent licensing programs ever recorded, with a combined value of €24 billion.
In his role as a Board Member at Coolbrook, he will advise on the complex IP and technology transactions that the company will encounter as it prepares its RotoDynamic equipment for full commercial deployment by 2024.
Östman has negotiated transactions for major automobile, software, consumer electronics, and telecom companies around the world, in roles including General Manager of IP Licensing at Microsoft USA and Head of Patent Licensing at Nokia, Finland. He has led global patent litigation processes with up to 970 external lawyers and has presented before the EU Commission, the US Department of Justice, the US Federal Trade Commission, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce as well as the Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese Federal Trade Commissions.
Commenting on his appointment, Östman said: “I’ve worked with many global technology giants, but joining Coolbrook is a defining moment in my career in terms of creating a positive global impact. I’m excited about the company’s vision for a clean new industrial era and helping bring its ground-breaking electrification technology to market.”
“It’s no exaggeration to say Östman’s work in IP and technology law has been historic, and it’s a privilege to have someone of such experience and global perspective bringing their expertise to our company. He will play a vital role in introducing Coolbrook’s technology to markets worldwide while navigating the many legal considerations of such an endeavour.”
Executive Chairman, Coolbrook