InternationalUSRemember you can easily switch between MIP US and MIP International at any time

Phelps spells out his Microsoft vision


When the world's richest man hires the architect of the world's most lucrative licensing schedule, the international IP community takes notice. Sam Mamudi visited Microsoft's Seattle headquarters to learn more about Marshall Phelps's plans for the software leader and his views on the IP system

Marshall Phelps biography

History undergraduate, Muskingum College

Master of science, Stanford Graduate School of Business

PhD, Cornell Law School

1972-2000 IBM, ultimately vice-president for IP and licensing

2000-2002 Spencer Trask Intellectual Capital Company

June 2003- Microsoft

The decision by Microsoft to recruit licensing legend Marshall Phelps was a statement of intent. It was a message to the rest of the corporate world that the company was going to start mining its intellectual property resources more thoroughly, exploiting them more fully and generating even more money. And, in typical Microsoft fashion, once its new direction was clear, the company went out and hired the best man it could to launch its licensing programme.

Marshall Phelps has long been a vocal advocate of the need for companies to take IP licensing seriously. First at IBM, then at IP consultancy ThinkFire, Phelps has taken the view that licensing is a valuable and untapped source of revenue....


Please log in to read the rest of this article.

New to Managing Intellectual Property? Take advantage of one week’s FREE access and become a Managing IP member today. It’s free to join and the benefits start straight away.

Already registered?

Please make sure you log in to read the rest of the article.

Log in

Join us now

Gain 7 days FREE access when you register now.

Join here

profile

Managing IP

ManagingIP

ManagingIP profile

ICYMI James Nurton was (briefly) on @BBCWorldBiz last night talking to @bbcbaxter about Land Rover & design in China http://t.co/HpBe65i0eq

Nov 26 2014 05:13 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
ManagingIP profile

RT @FusionPatentMgt: Interesting analysis by @ManagingIP on how non-practicing entities are affected by decline in patent litigation http:/…

Nov 26 2014 05:10 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
ManagingIP profile

@TGraulund Let's hope not. It's not looking good ... Speaking of which, anything happening with the trade mark package that you know of?!

Nov 26 2014 05:08 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
More from the Managing IP blog


AIPLA Daily Report 2014

Read this year's AIPLA Daily Report - published daily by Managing IP direct from the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington DC


null null null

November 2014

Asian governments focus on IP and competition issues

The interplay between patents essential to telecommunication standards and anti-monopoly concerns has turned the spotlight on how competition law will apply to IP protection. As governments in Asia begin to tackle these issues, it is becoming clear that there will be an impact on all major forms of IP and across a wide range of industries. Peter Leung reports



Most read articles

Supplements