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Geoffrey Creighton

Microsoft Corporation
Senior Attorney
Redmond, , WA, USA

Geoffrey M. Creighton is a Senior Attorney in Microsoft's Corporate Standards Group, which is responsible for Microsoft's legal, strategic, and policy engagements worldwide regarding technology standards and interoperability among computing platforms.

His current engagements include work in support of the Patents and Standards Interest Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the governing boards of standards-development organizations such as the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), Advanced Message Queuing Protocol consortium (AMQP.org), Open Networking Foundation (ONF), Object Management Group (OMG), Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), and legal support for those engaged at ISO/IEC, the China Electronics Standards Institute (CESI), and others.

Before joining Microsoft in 2007 Geoffrey was, among other things, a small-company general counsel (Global IP Sound, a Voice over IP software developer), medium-sized-company chief counsel (ZD Events, producers of COMDEX), large-company licensing counsel (Sun Microsystems Inc.), and a trade-secrets litigator (McCutchen Doyle Brown and Enersen, now known as Bingham McCutchen). He co-authored a chapter in the California Continuing Education of the Bar treatise on trade secrets, and has given presentations at the national meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel, among other professional activities. Before attending law school he spent a couple of years in the publishing industry.

Geoffrey is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School, and is a member of the California Bar.


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