Friday, June 06, 2003

WSJ.com - Microsoft Hires Patent Lawyer Formerly Employed at IBM

WSJ.com - Microsoft Hires Patent Lawyer Formerly Employed at IBM "Microsoft Corp. has hired a former top patent lawyer at International Business Machines Corp., hoping to better legally protect its technology while simultaneously making it more accessible to outsiders.
The software company said it has named Marshall Phelps, 58 years old, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel for intellectual property. Mr. Phelps retired from IBM in 2000 after 28 years, last serving as vice president for intellectual property and licensing. Mr. Phelps will join Microsoft June 16."
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