February 21, 2022

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes new attorney Cynthia A. Dixon as Counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Dixon joins the firm’s national Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Practice, having a deep background in electrical engineering and computer science patent prosecution matters.

Dixon focuses her practice on providing counsel on electrical engineering and computer science patent prosecution matters. She is experienced in supervising and prosecuting applications for patents, domestically and in foreign jurisdictions, for inventions, such as communication systems, satellite design, electromagnetic devices, semiconductor design, circuit design, artificial intelligence, and more.

“We are pleased to welcome Cynthia to our Los Angeles office and look forward to having her intellectual property experience,” said Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Patent Prosecution Practice Chair Gregory P. Durbin. “Cynthia brings some of the highest-level of IP experience in the industry, and we look forward to collaborating with her.”

Dixon has prepared opinions of counsel regarding patent invalidity, freedom to operate, and non-infringement. She is experienced in due diligence of patent and trademark portfolios, and in intellectual property litigation, such as patent infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret, and trade dress.

“Polsinelli’s ongoing demonstrated leadership and forward-thinking intellectual property capabilities were extremely desirable to me when presented with an opportunity to join the firm,” said Dixon. “I look forward to connecting with my new colleagues across the country and carrying forth Polsinelli’s commitment to excellent client service.”

Prior to attending law school, Cynthia was an electrical engineer with a defense and aerospace company. She has a broad range of experience designing antenna subsystems and payloads for satellites. During her work as an electrical engineer, Cynthia served as a lead payload engineer for a NASA satellite, and is an inventor on multiple U.S. and European patents.

Dixon is a member of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Dixon earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University Long Beach in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in communications before receiving her master’s degree from University of Southern California in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in communications. She obtained her J.D. from Loyola Law School Los Angeles, where she also served as the Chief Production Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.

Dixon expands Polsinelli’s Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Practice. The Intellectual Property Department ranks nationally in Tier 1 for Patent Law, Trademark Law and Litigation – Intellectual Property in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 “Best Law Firms.” As one of the largest IP practices in the nation, Polsinelli has a deep bench of attorneys, patent agents, scientists and other professionals who handle some of the most complex issues facing technology and high-tech companies, bioscience and life sciences companies, animal science, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, software and business methods.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 950 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.