CHIEF PATENT COUNSEL AT MICROSOFT
Micky Minhas serves as the associate general counsel and chief patent counsel for Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. Mr Minhas leads the patent group, responsible for IP strategy, managing its worldwide patent portfolio and advising on IP issues such as risk avoidance. Since joining Microsoft, Mr Minhas has led groups of engineering and legal experts in obtaining patent protections, assessing and executing patent acquisition and divestiture opportunities and analysing patents for strategic purposes, in order to implement IP strategies for Microsoft’s various businesses and licensing programmes. Previously, Mr Minhas served as vice president of Qualcomm Incorporated, where he worked in IP strategy and served as Qualcomm’s patent portfolio manager.