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Former Microsoft chief patent counsel joins law firm

Bart Eppenauer will join Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP as a partner in its new Seattle office

According to Microsoft GC Brad Smith, the company’s recent acquisition with Nokia helped them gain direct control of one of the two companies that holds important patent portfolios for wireless devices (along with Qualcomm). However, the job of applying that expanded portfolio will now fall elsewhere, as Microsoft’s chief patent counsel is now leaving the company.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP has announced that former Microsoft Corp. chief patent counsel Bart Eppenauer will join the firm as a managing partner in its new Seattle office, which is set to open on Dec. 1, 2013.

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