Graham Bell is a Director at Cubicibuc Limited. Graham has extensive international experience advising clients in the development, application and exploitation of technology with a core focus in telecommunications and consumer electronics.
Graham focuses on matters around Standards Essential Patents (SEPs) and support relating to FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) licensing, arbitration and litigation.
Graham’s background is in product development having been involved in developments in cellular from GSM through 3G and WiMAX to LTE; navigation Galileo, GPS; short range like RFID, NFC; as well as proprietary systems for automotive, security, and healthcare sectors.
Before forming Cubicibuc Graham was Head of Technology at a London-based IP intermediary and transaction firm; prior to that he was Head of the Intellectual Property management and exploitation service at PA Consulting Group. He has advised clients on IP strategy, patent acquisitions and licensing, including issues around FRAND licensing commitments in standards based technologies.
Graham has spent a significant amount of time working with clients in Japan, Taiwan and Silicon Valley helping them untangle issues around intellectual property and particularly the ownership of standards essential patents (SEPs).
As an IP strategy practitioner Graham splits his time between offering deep technical expertise in matters relating to standards essential patents, in transactions, licensing and dispute; and second working with organisations to define and build sustainable strategies that embed IP.
He has published widely on issues of SEPs, FRAND and the future of IP licensing. Graham has commissioned and built IP reports that have been cited in litigations and arbitrations, as well as in complaints to the EU and US competition authorities. He has personally been involved in international arbitrations acting as a testifying expert.
As well as working in the deep detail of SEPs and FRAND Graham is also involved in general IP strategy development, having worked as IP Coordinator and Policy adviser to a range of clients. Graham has particular interest in the interaction of IP with the wider business strategy, and has spoken at a number of conferences on the topic of aligning IP strategy with business strategy.
Graham has been named in the IAM Strategy 300 (IAM300) – The World’s Leading IP Strategists for four consecutive years: 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
He is currently working with the Innovation and Intellectual Property Management (IIPM) research group at Centre for Technology Management, part of the University of Cambridge to build a collaborative initiative for companies looking to innovate around IP management tools and techniques.
Graham holds a Master’s degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (M.Eng), a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET).