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Corporate Counsel, Patents

Protecting Innovation: You provide analytical skills and collaborate with one of the world’s leading research organizations, Microsoft Research, to harvest inventions, evaluate idea submissions, and make recommendations about how to best protect key innovations for Microsoft. You engage regularly with the researcher community through researchers themselves, patent champions within Microsoft Research, and the leadership for Microsoft Research. You will also help prosecute the Microsoft patent portfolio by working with Microsoft colleagues and outside counsel in the US as well as internationally to continually improve every aspect of the portfolio that you manage. This includes understanding current patent law as well as identifying trends and anticipating changes to adapt strategy.