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Jennifer Yokoyama

Jennifer Yokoyama

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief IP Counsel

Microsoft Corporation

Jennifer Yokoyama is the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief IP Counsel at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA. In her current role, she oversees the team of attorneys responsible for managing Microsoft’s worldwide patent litigation docket and provides support and legal advice for her business partners throughout Microsoft as needed. Jennifer’s experience in IP litigation spans the globe from numerous jurisdictions and venues across the United States to countries throughout the Asia Pacific region including China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan as well as in jurisdictions throughout Europe. Prior to joining Microsoft, Jennifer was Principal Counsel for Patent Litigation at Apple Inc. Prior to that, she was Assistant General Counsel for IP Litigation and Strategy at Nike. Jennifer started her career as a patent litigator with McDermott, Will & Emery where she was a partner in the Irvine office before she made the move to in house. She received her Bachelors of Science degrees from University of California, San Diego where she double majored in biology and sociology. Jennifer received her J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.

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