With about 5,500 patents, Canadian firm MOSAID Technologies is becoming an important player in the mobile communications and semiconductor industries. WIPR spoke to the president and CEO, John Lindgren.
How did you end up in your current role?
My father has a PhD in electrical engineering and is a patent attorney, so I followed his lead and obtained my bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and took a job out of Duke University with Texas Instruments (TI) in Dallas.
I did failure analysis engineering there for several years. One of my first side clients within TI, other than the product business, was the law department, because I had all the skills to take apart TI chips to figure out the causes of failure, whether it was a packaging, design, circuit or manufacturing problem.
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