Alex Rogers is executive vice president and president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), a division of Qualcomm Incorporated. As the head of the company’s licensing business, Rogers is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of QTL, including managing the division’s day-to-day operations.
Rogers has led QTL since March 2016, applying his legal and business experience to manage intellectual property, regulatory and commercial matters for QTL, as well as ensuring continued growth and monetization of QTL’s existing and future licensing programs through negotiation of significant licensing agreements. During his tenure leading QTL, Rogers has launched new licensing programs, supervised the conclusion of key license agreements and initiated programs to manage IP development in coordination with Qualcomm’s extensive research and development activities as well as programs to assist licensees in the efforts to adopt new technology and reach new markets. He has also negotiated the resolution of regulatory matters, both before joining QTL and after.
Since joining Qualcomm in 2001, Rogers has held various leadership roles focused on IP and commercial litigation matters. In 2007, Rogers was promoted to senior vice president and since then led Qualcomm’s litigation department as senior vice president and deputy general counsel. Rogers is a member of Qualcomm’s Executive Committee and reports directly to Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Rogers was a partner with the law firm of Gray, Cary, Ware & Friedenrich (now DLA Piper), specializing in intellectual property litigation for various technology companies.
Rogers holds M.A. and B.A. degrees in English Literature from Georgetown University and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He also studied for one year at the Hebrew University in Israel and taught history and literature in Washington, DC for four years. Rogers currently sits on the Georgetown University Law Center Board of Visitors.