Mr. Micky S. Minhas
Micky Minhas, Eng ’89, was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2020.
Micky is senior vice president at the Marconi Group, an intellectual property licensing firm based in Dallas, Texas. As part of the Marconi management team, he plays a vital role supporting Marconi’s vision of transforming the fundamentals of intellectual property licensing through providing better ways to share patented technology.
Before joining Marconi in March 2020, Micky was chief patent counsel for Microsoft, managing the Microsoft patent group since 2012. Primarily responsible for outbound and inbound intellectual property licensing, patent strategy, patent acquisitions and divestitures, he also managed patent preparation and prosecution of patents and was responsible for Microsoft’s conflicts, indemnification and prelitigation practice. Prior to Microsoft, Micky served as vice president of intellectual property strategy at Qualcomm in San Diego, California.
Micky holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Marquette, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from George Washington University, and juris doctor and master of law degrees from the University of New Hampshire, where he continues to work as the Franklin Pierce Distinguished Professor of Intellectual Property Practice.
Micky served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2016-2020, serving as president for 2019-2020. He met his wife, Jennifer, Nurs ’89, while attending Marquette. They have two children, the youngest of whom currently attends Marquette’s College of Health Sciences. Micky and Jennifer reside in Seattle, Washington.