GARLAND, TX – AmpThink announced today that Jim Banowsky has joined the company as General Counsel. In his new role Mr. Banowsky will handle a wide array of legal duties, with special emphasis on helping AmpThink to grow its patent portfolio.
Mr. Banowsky’s distinguished career includes several years as a software engineer for Boeing and TRW, and 12 years at Microsoft where he was a Senior Patent Attorney. Jim’s patent work includes extensive experience with software patents, and he has worked in areas of patent policy, portfolio management, preparation and prosecution, both domestically and internationally.
“Jim is a well-rounded attorney that will strengthen our company in many ways,” said Bill Anderson, President of AmpThink. “In particular, our data collection and analytics practice is growing fast and exploring many new frontiers. Jim’s expertise in IP will help to define and protect our inventions as they emerge from our R & D group.”
Jim is a Texas native and a graduate of Oklahoma University, where he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Chemistry and Computer Science. He also holds a JD degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
“I’m thrilled to be back home in Texas, and excited to be joining the innovative team at AmpThink,” said Mr. Banowsky.