Nick Psyhogeos – who, as head of Microsoft’s IP licensing operation, played a central role in its headline patent deal with Xiaomi in the first half of 2016 – left the company towards the end of last year to launch a consulting practice focused on business negotiations and dealmaking, IAM has learned. We understand that following Psyhogeos's departure, Microsoft's chief patent counsel and associate general counsel for patent strategy Micky Minhas has moved into a new role that includes leading the company's licensing business.

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