Marshall Phelps

Marshall C. Phelps, Jr. is a consultant and advisor to a number of companies including ArticleOne Partners, Waggener Edstrom and Viral Genetics. He also serves on the University Related Intellectual Property Committee of the National Academy of Science and six boards of directors. He is a recognized expert on the management and monetization of intellectual and intangible assets, entrepreneurship and innovation. He has written and spoken extensively on these subjects at numerous business forums and universities, including Duke Business and Law Schools, The University of California at Berkeley, Cornell Law School, The University of Washington, The University of North Carolina, and Keio and Waseda Universities in Japan. He recently served as Executive in Residence at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and served on its Board of Visitors. He is currently Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Cornell Law School. In 2006, he was elected to the initial class of the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame. His book, “Burning the Ships”, Intellectual Property and the Transformation of Microsoft, was published in 2009. Until recently, Mr. Phelps was Corporate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Licensing and Assistant Secretary, Microsoft Corporation. At Microsoft, his duties entailed worldwide management of Microsoft’s intellectual property portfolio, patent prosecution, licensing, standards and business development. Mr. Phelps holds a B.A. and D. HL from Muskingum University, an M.S. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a J.D. from Cornell University Law School.

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