The electronics and semiconductor industries are driven by three simple goals: smaller, faster, and cheaper. Due to fierce competition and strong consumer demand, there is constant pressure to improve upon technologies that were considered state of the art only a few months before.
To keep pace, this sector outspends all other industries in research and development—on average, 10 to 15% of revenue. However, intellectual property violations are rampant, requiring a strong focus on IP protection to achieve proper returns on this tremendous investment.
Deep Industry Roots
We have deep roots in the semiconductor industry. Since our founding in 1996, we have secured thousands of patents for one of the world’s top semiconductor giants, Applied Materials. Our decades-long relationship with Applied Materials demonstrates our ability to partner with large institutions that require cost-effective, yet superior, IP services.
In addition, other industry leaders, such as Toshiba, and a range of emerging growth and midsized companies turn to us for advanced electronics and semiconductor expertise. Our experience spans the full spectrum of technologies in this sector, including:
- Integrated circuit design and fabrication
- Multi-core processor architecture
- Graphics processing
- Seismic signal processing
- Network devices
- Flat-panel screens
- Solar photovoltaic cells
- Flexible electronics
- Energy-efficient glass
- Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)
- Flash memory
- Wireless communications
- Display drivers
- RF front-end, audio, and other analog circuits
- Artificial neuron circuits
- Storage devices
- Touch sensing controllers
Technical Training and In-House Experience
As engineers and scientists, as well as trained intellectual property specialists, our attorneys can quickly understand complex inventions in this fast-paced industry. We hold advanced degrees in chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineering; chemistry; materials science; and physics. We also boast significant in-house experience, including National Semiconductor’s former Chief Patent Counsel and Applied Materials’ former Chief Patent Counsel.