of interdisciplinary team The Intellectual Property
Patents are a key element of Microsoft's strategy - from establishing the value of Microsoft's longstanding R and D investments through our patent licensing programs to creating and maintaining industry differentiating intellectual property to augmenting Microsoft's patent position through targeted licenses, acquisitions, and alliances with industry players. The Intellectual Property Group's (IPG) Patent Engineering group is a collection of interdisciplinary teams at the center of these activities. We are looking for a unique individual who combines a deep knowledge of multimedia technologies, a curiosity to understand technology markets, compete ecosystems, product implementations and the underlying trends driving them, and a passion for creative, strategic thinking about the future of Microsoft with an interest in learning about patents and intellectual property.
In this role you will work closely with licensing executives, engineers in Microsoft's various businesses, and patent prosecution and litigation attorneys in support of Microsoft's patent development, licensing programs, litigation efforts and acquisition efforts. Exemplary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: • Contributing to IPG's strategy development process by applying your technical proficiency and creative problem solving skills to recognize market trends, opportunities and threats • Researching emerging technology areas, including working with Microsoft engineering
Desired qualifications : • Ideal candidates will have prior experience with signal processing algorithms, developing multimedia standards, competitor investigations and/or analysis, black box testing, reverse engineering, hardware and software debugging. • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex situations to diverse audiences • Demonstrated outstanding written and verbal communication • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of Excel, proficiency in PowerPoint and ability to ramp quickly on a variety of analytical patent tools • Demonstrated ability to partner