Legal Considerations for Open Innovation
Today’s industries and organizations are reshaping themselves, often propelling their businesses forward by sharing and combining code, data, and AI solutions. This shared collaboration is at the very core of open innovation. This session will discuss some of the legal considerations in connection with open innovation, touching on open source, open data and others.
Nicolas Schifano is Senior Director and Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft, leading Cloud and IP Policy and Strategy.
Among his responsibilities, Nicolas leads Azure IP Advantage, a program designed to help protect Microsoft’s customers innovations in the cloud. Nicolas is also responsible for Open Source and IP policy at Microsoft.
Prior to that, Nicolas led Microsoft’s standards and intellectual property policy engagements, first out of the Microsoft office in Brussels, then at Microsoft’s headquarters in the USA.
Nicolas is registered with the Washington bar as in-house counsel. He is also a French and European patent attorney. He has an educational background in computer science, electrical engineering, intellectual property and business laws.