Phone: 408-684-6374

Cindy is a registered U.S. patent attorney with over 20 years of legal experience focused primarily in patents and other areas of intellectual property. Her current practice focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent applications, intellectual property strategy, and patent analysis.

Prior to joining NDWE, Cindy was a Vice President and Director in the legal department of Intel Corporation where she, at various points led the patent group, the standards legal group and intellectual property legal strategy for the mobile technology group. While at Intel, Cindy advocated for improving diversity in the legal profession in her role as chair of the legal department’s Diversity Management Review Council and as a member of the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness.

Prior to her legal career, Cindy worked as an engineer at Intel where she developed test programs for microprocessors, worked as a customer quality and reliability engineer and served in various other strategic and management roles.

Cindy enjoys spending time with her kids, other family, and friends, skiing, and listening to live music. She also enjoys dabbling in foreign languages to complement her passion for travel.

Technology Competencies:

  • Semiconductor processing
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Design tools
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Mobile technology
  • Computer architecture
  • Chipsets

Speaking Engagements:

  • 2012 – PIAC (Patent Information Annual Conference of China) – Beijing – Patent and IP strategy
  • 2015 – IPBC (Intellectual Property Business Conference) Global – San Francisco – Panelist regarding appropriate royalty structure for standards-essential patents
  • 2015 – IPBC Asia – Tokyo – Panelist regarding appropriate royalty structure for standards-essential patents
  • 2015 – Innovation and IP Business Summit; Faber Entrepreneurship Center; Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina –featured speaker – importance of proper valuation of standards-essential patents

Bar Admissions/Registrations:

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • California

Law School:

  • Santa Clara University, magna cum laude

Undergraduate Education:

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University