Senior IPR Manager, Commercial Operations & Intellectual Property
Vodafone Group Services Ltd
Lyle Ellis is a UK and European patent attorney, and heads the Vodafone patent team at Group level. He has a wide range of responsibilities including internal and external patent strategy development; patent portfolio management; patent value realisation; patent and IP training across the Group; expert IP advisor to legal and commercial teams; third party patent threat management; and open source software strategy support. Lyle also leads the Vodafone global legal ‘digital think tank’ group, which investigates how technology and new ways of working can, and may, impact the in-house legal profession.