Associate General Counsel – IP Policy & Strategy, Microsoft
Jule L. Sigall is Associate General Counsel, IP Policy & Strategy in Microsoft’s Legal & Corporate Affairs department. Before joining Microsoft, Jule served as Associate Register for Policy & International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office, where he led the division responsible for providing domestic and international copyright policy advice to both the Legislative and Executive branches. He headed U.S. delegations to WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights and was principal drafter of the Office’s Report on Orphan Works. He was also an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School and is a frequent speaker on intellectual property in both domestic and international conferences. Prior to his government service, Jule practiced in the Intellectual Property & Technology Group of Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and received his A.B. from Duke University.