Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Electronics & Semiconductors

Electronics & Semiconductors

We represent electronics and semiconductor clients of all sizes, in all matters.

Our clients include semiconductor chip and equipment manufacturers, circuit designers, chip packaging companies, leaders in the microelectronics and nanotechnology industries, medical device companies, communication systems companies, network equipment manufacturers, mobile phone manufacturers, and manufacturers of personal computer systems, to name but a few. Our services encompass extensive due diligence, patent drafting and prosecution, patent portfolio development, counseling on adversarial matters (e.g., infringement and validity analyses), trademarks, technology licensing, and litigation.

However, we are more than legal advisors. We are business allies. Our intimate knowledge of the electronics and semiconductor landscape gives us insight into the forces that shape the industry. Using that knowledge, we are able to craft solutions tailored to our clients’ specific challenges and opportunities. And because we possess more than a mere academic or technical understanding of patent issues, we can anticipate the impact of these issues on a client’s bottom line.

We are also experienced patent prosecutors with an impressive record in matters ranging from reexamination of patents to appealing PTO rejections to creating patent portfolios. In addition, we also have assisted clients in the areas of product development, licensing, and other matters that have contributed favorably to their long-term success.

When litigation is required, we stand more than ready. Our team of seasoned litigators is well-versed in the complexities of electronics and semiconductor technology, giving them the ability to quickly identify salient points and creating winning strategies. Many of our attorneys hold advanced technical degrees, have served as clerks at the District and Federal Circuit Court levels, and regularly handle cases in all districts where patent cases are filed. In addition to appearing before U.S courts, we also represent our clients’ interests worldwide, working with our foreign colleagues to enforce and protect our clients’ complex IP assets wherever, whenever the need arises.

Our attorneys have experience in all areas of Electronics and Semiconductors, including:

  • Clean Technology
  • Computers
  • Digital Cameras
  • Display Technologies
  • Image Processing
  • Instrumentation
  • Integrated Circuits & Systems
  • Medical Devices
  • MEMS
  • Mobile Devices
  • Networking
  • Semiconductor Fabrication Equipment
  • Semiconductor Process Integration
  • Sensor Technologies
  • Signal Processing
  • Telecommunications
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