pSemi Appoints New Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing

pSemi Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, has announced that Rajappan "BG" Balagopal has been named Vice President of Intellectual Property (IP) and Licensing. Mr. Balagopal will drive the strategic development and management of pSemi's patent portfolio.

Mr. Balagopal brings over 20 years of broad experience in IP management, including strategy, valuation, supply chain management, general legal counseling, business development and transactions. He has supervised interdisciplinary teams of attorneys, technologists and business professionals to solve complex IP problems, generate IP revenues and reduce IP costs and risks for large and small companies. Mr. Balagopal has also held numerous high-level positions, including Vice President of Technology IP Management at The Walt Disney Company and Director of Patent and Technology Transactions at Intel Corporation. Prior to joining pSemi, Mr. Balagopal ran an IP law and business consulting practice, serving diverse clients in industrial equipment, consumer products, semiconductors, communications, media and software.

BG brings an abundance of knowledge to the leadership team," says Jim Cable, CEO of pSemi. "His substantial IP experience will bolster our commitment to growing and defending pSemi's patent portfolio. We are thrilled to have him on board."