Marshall C. Phelps Jr
accounting & business administration
Life Science Div
Mr. Phelps is the former Corporate Vice President for Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy for both Microsoft and IBM. At Microsoft, Mr. Phelps was responsible for establishing global policy and strategy for Microsoft’s intellectual property, and interfacing with governments and technology companies about intellectual property issues. During his tenure at Microsoft, he also oversaw management of the Microsoft’s trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, and related divisions. Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Phelps spent 28 years at IBM. He was responsible for intellectual property and licensing, overseeing IBM’s patent licensing program and intellectual property portfolio development. Mr. Phelps holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Muskingum College, a Master of Science degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a doctorate from Cornell Law School.