Ms. Harwood is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to becoming a patent agent, Ms. Harwood worked for Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector, later Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., where she was a Fellow of the Technical Staff.
Ms. Harwood’s experience includes patent drafting and prosecution, integrated circuit design and verification, hardware and software process development, systems-on-chip (SOC) development, and technology transfer.
While at Motorola/Freescale, Ms. Harwood worked as a design engineer, and held management positions in product design, design methodology, and IP licensing. She led company-wide initiatives on IP reuse, design productivity, and standardization of design methodologies and EDA tools. She also served as a trained assessor for internal SEI, QS9000, and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award assessments.
Ms. Harwood was a co-inventor on three patents, was co-author of four articles published in technical trade journals, received two Motorola Cycle Time Awards, and was a speaker at Embedded Processor Forum (1999).