Silicon Valley Counsel: Cadence's Smith McKeithen

Law360 (July 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- At Cadence Design Systems Inc., maker of electronic design technologies, corporate life revolves around IP. For the company’s long-time general counsel, Smith McKeithen, that means directing plenty of energy to patent matters while juggling the company’s other legal fronts.

McKeithen is a man of varied experience, with more than three decades of practicing law under his belt. He’s a former Wall Street lawyer with Shearman & Sterling, he worked on the impeachment of former president Richard Nixon, and he’s worked at several Silicon Valley innovators, including...
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