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Microsoft's Cloud IP Protection: A Solution Without a 'Patent Troll' Problem?

Microsoft's conversations with customers have led it to tackle an emerging risk through Azure IP Advantage, but others say the 'umbrella' program may not yet be legal necessity.

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Microsoft's conversations with customers have led it to tackle an emerging risk through Azure IP Advantage, but others say the 'umbrella' program may not yet be legal necessity.

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  • In-house Counsel

    MSFT has leaped ahead of AWS on this issue. While some may say it is largely a marketing move, as counsel at a large corporate user of cloud services, I can say this protection is meaningful to us. While the difference in the functionality and services will be highly weighted in selecting on which platform to grow our use, the legal terms, and this protection is one example, matters. Right now, MSFT / Azure are more customer friendly than AWS which has adopted a "take it or leave it" approach. Further, improvements to the Ts&Cs are needed from both and the other competitors in the market.

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