Rudi Bekkers

(Principal consultant)
  • Topics
  • Telecom
  • Patents
  • Intellectual property

As principal consultant at Dialogic I provide clients with strategic advice regarding (mobile) telecommunication, telecom law, normalisation and intellectual property rights. I carry out work for a variety of (semi)public and private organisations, including the European Commission, OECD, the US National Academies of Science, ETSI, UN/ITU.

In addition to my work at Dialogic I hold the chair of Standardisation and Intellectual Property at the Eindhoven University of Technology. As a researcher, I publish in a range of journals, including Research Policy, California Management Review, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Technovation, Industrial and Corporate Change, Telecommunications Policy and more.

As a teacher, I focus particularly on innovation processes in relation to technological environments and contribute to the M.Sc. program Innovation Sciences and in the B.Sc. program Sustainable Innovation. One of my largest activities is a series of undergraduate courses on Patents, Design Rights and Standards (USE Learning Sequence PDS).