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Cynthia L. Pillote

Cynthia L. Pillote

Counsel| Phoenix


Cynthia Pillote’s practice focuses on working with clients to develop, implement and manage business strategies for procuring, maintaining and enforcing intellectual property rights. Her practice includes U.S. and foreign patent, trademark and copyright prosecution; patent due diligence; technology transfer and licensing; and business transactions. Cynthia’s technical experience has primarily focused on nanotechnology, semiconductors and semiconductor manufacturing, renewable technologies, batteries and electrochemical devices, medical devices and products, organic and inorganic chemistry compounds and processes, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, cosmeceuticals, electronic commerce, mechanical devices, mining technology, green technology and electronic communication.

  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D., 1997)
  • Arizona State University (M.S., Materials Science Engineering, 1991)
  • Arizona State University (B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1987)
    • Tau Beta Pi
  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • "Getting Off to a Good Start: Strategies for Startup Companies to Identify, Protect and Defend their Intellectual Property," Presenter, AzCI Workshop (October 2014)
  • "Getting to the Bottom of Protecting Your Nanotechnology," Presenter, ASU Law Nanotechnology Seminar (April 17, 2014)
  • "Strengthening Your Patent Portfolio, Improving Current Processes for Identifying, Protecting and Commercializing Innovations," AUTM 2010 Eastern Region Meeting (June 2010)
  • "An Overview of IP Law and Nanotechnology," Presenter, ASU Law Nanotechnology Seminar (April 2010)
  • "Deposition of Hard Carbon Films for Hard Disk Protection Layers," Materials Science and Engineering Master of Science Thesis (December 1991)
  • Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster, Board Member
  • Center for Applied Nanoionics at ASU, Board Member
  • Community Health Charities of Arizona, Board Member
  • Arizona Yacht Club, Board Member
  • Motorola, Inc., Senior Engineer
  • Digital Equipment Corporation, Engineer
  • Arizona
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit