Nicholas Psyhogeos - Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC

President - Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC

Nick Psyhogeos is president of Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC. In that capacity, he oversees the patent licensing strategy for Microsoft, including the Android licensing programme, as well as acquisition and sale of IP assets to support the licensing business. His team leads in-bound and out-bound licensing, the management of patent licensing for all component technology programmes and new business development.

Before his current role, Mr Psyhogeos served as a vice president of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) division responsible for licensing, programmes and policies with Microsoft’s OEM partners globally. In that capacity, he also led the Windows unlicensed PC and piracy strategy across the OEM division and was the corporate executive sponsor for the China OEM business.

Mr Psyhogeos is a lawyer and held multiple roles within Microsoft’s legal and corporate affairs group before joining the OEM division. He served as legal and corporate affairs director for central and southern Europe, based in Paris, managing the legal and government affairs teams across the region. Before that, he worked as Microsoft’s northern Europe regional counsel, based in London. In his first role for Microsoft – corporate attorney, based in the Washington DC office – he managed the anti-piracy enforcement programme for the eastern region of the United States.

Before joining Microsoft, he worked as an attorney in the litigation group of Sherburne, Powers & Needham (now Holland & Knight) in Boston, MA, specialising in trade secret, copyright and trademark litigation. He started his legal career as a law clerk to the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Professional associations

  • LES
  • State Bars of Massachusetts and Washington


  • Software

Firm details

Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC

Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
Redmond WA
United States

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