Azure IP Advantage, a new program designed
to help protect against intellectual property risks in the cloud.
customers and partners across all sectors embrace digital
transformation, and accelerate cloud adoption, new challenges are
emerging, including an increase
in intellectual property risks. A recent study from Boston Consulting
Group found a 22% rise in cloud-based litigation over last five years.
Over the same period non-practicing entities (sometimes called patent
trolls) have increased their acquisition of cloud-related
patents by 35%.
help address this growing challenge, the Microsoft Azure IP Advantage
will provide Azure customers with industry leading IP protection in the
cloud and will
allow developers, entrepreneurs, enterprises and customers to innovate
details on this announcement, including the key benefits of the program
and the approach Microsoft is taking to help its customers and partners
can be found
in a post from Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft
or in this animated video.
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