Marshall Phelps

Marshall Phelps is chairman of the innovation-on-demand company ipCreate, where he works with global technology leaders like Philips and Sony to forecast the direction of disruptive innovation in fast-growing new product markets and then create foundational inventions at the chokepoints of looming market change. Previously, he ran both IBM’s and Microsoft’s global intellectual property operations—the only person to hold such a role at two of the world's largest technology companies.

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