PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3LP Advisors ("3LP"), a leading intellectual property advisory firm, is pleased to announce an expansion of its senior professional team. Mr. Andrew Filler recently joined 3LP to enhance its licensing and general patent operations, with a particular focus on supporting the recent licensing services agreement between 3LP and ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRKR).
Mr. Filler comes to 3LP with over twenty years of experience managing intellectual property and general legal matters across an array of technology and medical companies. He joins 3LP from Nanosys, Inc., where he served as General Counsel and Vice President of Intellectual Property. In that role, he created and managed one of the largest nanotechnology patent portfolios in the world with over 800 patents and applications, as well as negotiated hundreds of complex licensing and collaborative agreements with multinational companies including Samsung Electronics, 3M, LGIT (a subsidiary of LG Group), Sharp, Intel, SanDisk and Medtronic. Prior to Nanosys, Mr. Filler served as Chief Patent Counsel at Caliper Life Sciences, where he advised the company on numerous licensing transactions. Mr. Filler's expertise also includes IP litigation, strategy and counseling on behalf of a number of semiconductor and technology companies while he was with the Silicon Valley office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
In recognition of his extensive experience and dedication to the field Mr. Filler was named as one of the top two corporate IP attorneys in Silicon Valley by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2011.
"We are very excited to add someone with Andy's background and experience to the 3LP team," said Kevin Rivette, co-founder and Managing Partner of 3LP. "Andy could not join us at a more exciting time, as we are experiencing a significant expansion in activities related to ParkerVision's licensing program. Andy will truly enhance this effort."
"Andy has just the right kind of legal and business acumen and his deep experience in licensing, patent portfolio management and business development makes him an ideal talent for our growing team," said Mark Blaxill, also a co-founder and Managing Partner at 3LP. "We expect Andy to devote substantially all of his time to our deepening relationship with ParkerVision."
3LP Advisors is a leading intellectual property advisory firm with offices in Boston, MA and Palo Alto, CA. Its founders -- Kevin Rivette, Mark Blaxill and Ralph Eckardt -- are listed among "The World's Leading Intellectual Property Strategists" by Intellectual Asset Management magazine. The firm has extensive experience helping clients integrate their technology, intellectual property and business strategies to fully realize the market value of their innovations. 3LP's team of professionals leverages its methodologies, know-how and proprietary tools to develop customized road maps that assist companies in navigating innovation and related intellectual property matters. The firm's clients range in size from some of the world's largest companies to venture-backed start-ups.
ParkerVision, Inc. designs, develops and markets its proprietary radio-frequency (RF) technologies that enable advanced wireless solutions for current and next generation communications networks. Protected by a highly-regarded, worldwide patent portfolio, the Company's solutions for wireless transfer of RF waveforms address the needs of a broad range of wirelessly connected devices for high levels of RF performance coupled with best-in-class power consumption. For more information please visit www.parkervision.com. (PRKR-G).