Richard Ogawa serves as Inphi’s General Counsel, responsible for overseeing legal matters as well as corporate, intellectual property, and government affairs. Mr. Ogawa is a Registered United States Patent Attorney and a Member of the California State Bar with more than 25 years of experience specializing in technology companies. Prior to Inphi, he was a top Partner at Townsend and Townsend, a law firm focused on IP. While at the firm, he was Chair of the Asia Practice Group and served on its Policy Committee. He is the founder and owner of Ogawa, P.C., his own law firm, and serves on the board of Amesite, Inc. He has also held a variety of engineering and management positions at NEC Electronics. Richard is a frequent speaker, instructor, and writer on emerging legal issues and growing companies. He is a Charter Member of the Indus Entrepreneur Group (TIE) and has been a Board Member of the Asian Law Alliance, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and others. Mr. Ogawa also serves as a Partner Member for Technology Group 2800 of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 1984, and a J.D. from Mc. George School of Law, University of Pacific in 1991.