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December 2017 HTS Cloud Services & Software Subcommittee Webinar

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Tanya Coogan

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High Tech Sector: Cloud Services & Software Subcommittee Present - Microsoft Azure IP Advantage Explained

Thursday, December 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Central Time
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Mountain Time
10:00 am - 11:00 am PacificTime


Microsoft's Azure IP Advantage program takes a novel approach to reducing risk of patent infringement related to cloud computing. The background of the program will be discussed along with an explanation of how the program works.

Learning Outcomes:

- risks of patent infringement when using cloud services
- various approaches to reducing patent infringement risk exposure in using cloud services
- key aspects of the Microsoft Azure IP Advantage program


Thomas Marquis, Attorney, Microsoft Corp.is an experienced attorney in intellectual property, commercial transactions, and strategic counseling, who navigates complex issues to achieve client’s goals. He brings practical judgment along with attention to detail, refined over years of solving problems through in-house, law firm, start-up, government, engineering, and management roles.

Thomas has substantial experience relating to cloud services, mobile device applications, networking, electronic commerce, entertainment and transportation systems, along with broad and deep background in IP and technology agreements, business case development, international negotiations, portfolio development, project management, and marketing of complex technology products and services.

He has varied experiences in multiple industries and countries that enable him to see the big picture, yet ensure each detail is addressed through collaboration and influence with internal and external customers and senior executives. He has structured business models, developed products & IP, presented customer proposals, litigated, and driven a variety of challenging technology transactions to close.

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