Bart Eppenauer

Bart Eppenauer

Bart Eppenauer is the Managing Partner of the Seattle office of Shook Hardy & Bacon. Prior to rejoining Shook, Hardy & Bacon, in 2013, Bart served as Microsoft’s Chief Patent Counsel for more than a decade. In this role at Microsoft, Bart led the Patent Group in the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department, where he developed Microsoft’s patent portfolio of over 35,000 issued patents worldwide and managed a team of more than 100 patent professionals offering patent counseling and product development support across all of Microsoft’s business and research divisions.

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Posts by Bart Eppenauer


Cuozzo at the Supreme Court – Determining the Future Value of Inter Partes Reviews at the Patent Office

If the Supreme Court’s recent track record in patent cases is a guide to the potential outcome in this case, it seems quite likely that the …
By Bart Eppenauer
3 years ago 2

Emerging Antitrust Regulation of Intellectual Property Licensing in Asia

Both Korea and China are major players on the global patent stage, and the leading companies of these countries file and obtain thousands of patents annually. But …
By Bart Eppenauer
4 years ago 2

Halo v. Pulse – Progress on Willful Infringement Law at Risk?

While there are several facets of willful infringement law that the Halo concurrence would have the full court reconsider, the one that could have the greatest impact, …
By Bart Eppenauer
5 years ago 2