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Patent and Software Licensing in China and Business Norms in Asia
October 13, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Speaker: Nick Psyhogeos
Nick leads the IP Licensing function at Microsoft, as President of Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary that owns, manages and licenses Microsoft’s patent portfolio. In that role, Nick oversees the patent licensing strategy for Microsoft, including the Android licensing program. He manages a team of legal and business professionals responsible for a range of IP transactions, including in-bound and outbound licensing, cross-licensing, and divestures.
Previously, Nick served as VP in the OEM Group for Microsoft managing licensing, pricing and policies with Microsoft’s Original Equipment Manufacturer partners globally. In his 18 years with Microsoft, he has held multiple roles within Microsoft’s Legal & Corporate Affairs Group (LCA), including LCA Director for the Central and Southern Europe Region based in Paris; Northern Europe Regional Counsel based in London; and Corporate Attorney based in Washington, D.C. in charge of Microsoft’s anti-piracy enforcement program for the East Coast of the US.
Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked as an attorney in the litigation group of Sherburne, Powers & Needham (now Holland & Knight) in Boston, Mass., specializing in trade secret, copyright and trademark litigation. He started his legal career as a law clerk to the Rhode Island Supreme Court in Providence, R.I.
Sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs