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Greenberg Traurig Congratulates Robert Cousins, Named 2020 Inventor of the Year

SILICON VALLEY – Feb. 4, 2021 – Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder Andrew B. Schwaab will present the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association’s (SVIPLA) annual 2020 Inventor of the Year award to prolific inventor and technologist, Robert Cousins.

Cousins holds over 20 patents in cutting-edge areas, such as solar energy, data storage and security, filesystem design, imaging and medical instrumentation, high frequency RADAR, and virtual credit cards. Over the course of his distinguished 35-year career, he has served as chief technology officer and engineering vice president of multiple technology companies across the U.S.

“I am honored to congratulate Bob on this significant achievement,” Schwaab said. “He is a true visionary whose pioneering patents and inventions have helped shape the modern world.”

Cousins will be honored at the SVIPLA’s February webinar, to be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. PT on Feb. 25, which will include a panel presentation with inspiring stories and mentorship opportunities. 

Schwaab, a former president of the SVIPLA, is a member of global law firm Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology and Patent Prosecution Practices, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. He focuses his practice on strategic intellectual property matters, including counseling, global patent prosecution, patent litigation, licensing, validity and infringement analyses/opinions, due diligence, and freedom-to-operate issues. With more than 25 years of experience, Schwaab handles matters related to a wide range of computer and software technologies.

The SVIPLA is a professional association of members who focus their practice on intellectual property matters, such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, litigation, and other related fields.

For more details on the event, visit the SVIPLA website.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice: With more than 200 intellectual property attorneys and patent agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Trademark Law and a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law and Litigation, Copyright Law, and Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2020 “Best Law Firms."

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: