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Semiconductors & Electronics

Providing legal solutions to a myriad of industries, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies

Semiconductors & Electronics

Semiconductors & Electronics

We represent clients in connection with various technologies in the electronics, semiconductors, and computer hardware fields. Our representation centers around three main areas – patent procurement, opinions and counseling, and dispute resolution.

In patent procurement, we advise clients seeking patent protection for their technology. We speak with inventors, both individual and corporate, research the applicable technology areas to keep abreast of advanced developments, draft and prosecute patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and other patent offices around the world to secure broad patent protection for our clients. Our practice is supported by attorneys, patent agents, and scientific advisors, many of whom have advanced degrees in areas related to electrical engineering and the computer sciences, as well as industry experience.

We provide clients with sound advice concerning the complex business decisions surrounding the patentability of technology, the freedom to operate around other companies’ patents, and the potential infringement and validity of other companies’ patents. We also perform due diligence on target companies’ intellectual property portfolios in the mergers and acquisition context. Our attorneys use their experience in patent procurement and litigation to help clients avoid potential conflicts before they occur.

In dispute resolution, we represent clients on potential and existing conflicts. In this context, we respond to licensing requests received by our clients, including assertions of infringement before and after a lawsuit is filed. We also represent clients seeking to license or assert their own patents, perform pre-filing investigations, execute licensing campaigns, and litigate these cases if necessary. Our attorneys have decades of experience litigating IP cases involving electronics and computer technology on behalf of virtually every type of entity in this field.

Industry areas in which we have experience include:

  • Electronics
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Displays (LCD, plasma displays)
  • Cameras and Imagers
  • Scanning and Imaging Devices (bar-code scanners, MRIs)
  • Recording media (DVDs, CDs)
  • Digital audio and video
  • Telephone and VoIP
  • Microprocessors
  • Speech Processors



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