Sami Atabani

Experienced business leader

Sami Atabani is an IP and Technology licensing expert with extensive experience in closed and open source licensing matters. He started his career as CPU design engineer at Arm before transitioning into the IP licensing team driving Arm’s technology licensing in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China in the early two thousands. He was then appointed as the Director of Third Party IP to lead a team of licensing experts established an inbound IP licensing strategy for Arm including open source licence compliance. He is one of the founding members of the Arm OSPO (Open Source Program Office) and played a key role in establishing its function within and outside of Arm.

He has successfully accomplished delivering Arm’s conformance with OpenChain ISO standard in 2019. He is a founding member of the OpenChain project and OpenUK Legal and Policy team. He now acts as an IP Consultant advising companies on commercial and open source IP licensing matters including licence compliance.