Cirrus Logic, a leader in low-power, high-precision mixed-signal processing solutions, has been listed among the top 300 U.S.-issued patent assignees for 2022 by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). This is the third time the company was included in the annual list of innovators.
A Jackson Walker team including Brian K. Prewitt, Temple Keller, Andrea Thai, and Tori Emery assisted in obtaining 126 of Cirrus Logic’s 165 patents issued in 2022. In fact, since 2012, the team has had a hand in helping Cirrus Logic secure 738 granted U.S. patents and 332 foreign patents.
“It is an honor to serve Cirrus Logic in protecting their cutting-edge innovations,” Brian said. “Cirrus Logic’s technology connects each of us through the gadgets we hold in our hands, and each patent signals a new, future innovation that will change the world.”
The Patent 300 list, produced by IPO in collaboration with Harrity Analytics, has been published for 40 consecutive years using data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Cirrus Logic has ranked among this list in 2020, 2021, and now 2023.
Headquartered in Austin, Cirrus Logic offers hardware and software solutions that create innovative user experiences for the world’s top mobile and consumer applications. The company has more than 4,270 issued and pending patents worldwide.
Meet Our Team
Brian K. Prewitt is an intellectual property attorney focusing on matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, technology development, technology acquisition, strategic alliances, intellectual property licensing, intellectual property due diligence, counseling, and litigation. With over a decade of experience in IP law, and with industry experience in the areas of integrated circuit design, semiconductor manufacturing technology, computer architecture, and computer systems, Brian possesses both the legal and technical talents necessary for providing top-notch legal representation to leading technological companies throughout the world.
Temple Keller is an intellectual property attorney who focuses on patents and trademarks. His practice includes the prosecution of domestic, PCT, and foreign patent applications in a wide variety of technical areas, including computer software and hardware, telecommunications, semiconductors, and optical systems. In addition, he analyzes patent portfolios for licensing, conducts due diligence analysis, counsels clients regarding intellectual property strategy, and prepares non-infringement and invalidity opinions. His work ranges from Fortune 50 companies to local startups to individual inventors.
Andrea Thai is an attorney in Jackson Walker’s Austin office whose practice focuses on corporate and securities and intellectual property matters. She was a summer associate and case clerk at the Firm in 2019 and 2020.
Tori Emery is an attorney in the Intellectual Property practice of Jackson Walker’s Houston office.
Since Jackson Walker’s founding in 1887, our attorneys have represented some of the most influential companies and business leaders in the world. Today, we remain firmly rooted in Texas while serving clients around the globe. Our Patents team works with inventors and companies to file and prosecute patent applications to protect their inventions, both domestically and abroad. Working closely with attorneys in the venture capital and tax disciplines, the Intellectual Property team also drafts and coordinates various transfers of technological assets for commercial development and marketing.