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 2020 by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). This is the second year the company was included in the annual list of innovators.
A Jackson Walker team led by Austin partner Brian K. Prewitt, and including senior counsel Temple Keller and associate Andrea Thai, assisted in obtaining 150 of Cirrus Logic’s 180 patents issued in 2020.
“Undoubtedly, the gifted technologists and internal legal team at Cirrus Logic did the heavy lifting in achieving this recognition,” Brian said. “We’re grateful to our client for bringing us along for the ride and giving us to opportunity to assist them in protecting their cutting-edge innovations.”
“We’re grateful to our client for bringing us along for the ride and giving us to opportunity to assist them in protecting their cutting-edge innovations.”
The Patent 300, produced by IPO in collaboration with Harrity Analytics, has been published for 37 consecutive years using data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Cirrus Logic is among just 29 organizations making the list for the first time.
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 3,450 issued and pending patents worldwide.
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 focused 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. 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.