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  • Blog Post: Microsoft convenes panel on the relationship between consumers and copyright

    Posted by Jeff Meisner Editor, Microsoft on the Issues On March 27, leading experts on copyright and innovation gathered at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C., to explore ways to promote consumer experiences, advance innovation and respect copyright. Over the last...
  • Blog Post: The Week in Tech Policy: Sept. 10th Edition

    Posted by Jeff Meisner Editor, Microsoft on the Issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on a new Pew Center study focused on mobile app privacy, the Federal Communications Commission’s plans to measure mobile broadband speeds and more. Pew Center study: app users...
  • Blog Post: Using Intelligence and Forensics to Protect Against Counterfeit Software

    Posted By David Finn Associate General Counsel In the past year, tens of thousands of people have contacted Microsoft to complain that one or another third party had sold them software that turned out to be counterfeit. Many are angry at being cheated, but their even bigger problem is that counterfeit...
  • Blog Post: A Welcome Change of Direction at the US Patent Office

    Posted by Horacio Gutierrez Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel I would like to commend USPTO Director David Kappos for the decision to rescind the proposed rules on continuation applications and claims originally published in the Federal Register in August 2007. In particular, I welcome...
  • Blog Post: Global Challenges Await New Patent Office Director

    Posted by Horacio Gutierrez Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Yesterday President Obama announced he intends to nominate David Kappos, vice president and assistant general counsel for intellectual property at IBM, to serve as Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property...