Back to page 3
During our initial work for LSI Logic, our offices were at the Greater Mack location. This is where I practiced Patent Law in the Greater Detroit area in the early 2000s.
In 2004, we moved the office to the Harper location. The Harper location is managed by a sister company Maiorana Properties, LLC. The ownership interest in the property presented a number of advantages - and some challenges. Aside from the overall pride aspect, the new location offered stability that allowed us to weather the storm created by the financial crash of 2008. I remember the day Lehman brothers went bankrupt. I was looking out the window at the leaves of a big tree thinking - hang on, this could be rough.
2008 was interesting in a personal sense as well. That is the year I began waterskiing more seriously and drove to lakes with a ski course - a pursuit that involves dedication in a blend of mind, body and spirit. As a Patent Attorney, I was always thinking about the sport, which led to Patent No. 8,115,644.
I enjoyed the early days at LSI Logic where I meet a lot of great Engineers, Patent Attorneys and Paralegals. Besides Sandeep Jaggi, the in-house Patent Attornys included the group that made it until 2014 - Tim Croll, Henry Groth, and Peter Scott. Other notable mentions along the way were Leo Peters, Lloyd Stafford, and others. I think Sandeep worked as a consultant for a while, then moved on to Intel.
I still keep in touch with Henry. We enjoy discussing sports. His knowledge of the NBA is exceptional. Tim Croll moved on to a company that was spun off from AMD - Spansion. Spansion was then acquired by Cypress - so the interwoven world of Silicon Valley marches on. On the Cypress front, I was surprised to hear that T.J. Rogers stepped down as CEO. So the lawfirm outlasted TJ - go figure.
I take a step back to the early years on page 5.
If you would like us to analyze your particular situation, call us to set up an appointment to discuss starting an engagement. Please do not send confidential information prior to negotiating an engagement.