University of Kansas School of Law
Newton is patent counsel at Qualcomm Inc., and is responsible for building and managing the domestic and international intellectual property portfolios of Pixtronix Inc. (Andover, Mass.; Japan) and Qualcomm MEMS Technologies (San Jose; Taiwan), two microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based display subsidiaries.
Newton’s practice includes counseling clients on strategies related to patentability, validity, infringement, detectability and trade secrets. Before joining Qualcomm, Newton practiced intellectual property law at Fish & Richardson (San Diego), as a patent prosecutor and IP litigator. Before law school, Newton was a researcher for the National Science Foundation, specializing in nanotechnology research and its applicability to medical devices.
Newton serves as the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association Trade Secret Committee in-house practice chairman. He is also Qualcomm’s voting representative for the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Trade Secret Committee. Newton is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the San Diego Intellectual Property Lawyers Association. He is a member of the State Bar of California, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Newton remains active with the Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity.
Newton was born and raised in Kansas City, Kan., is the proud older brother of Jesse and Tyler, and son of Roger and Maureen Newton. An avid sports fan, Newton roots for Kansas City and San Diego-based sports teams. He and his wife, Lorena, are expecting their first child, a boy, due in early August.
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