Innovations in optics—the science and application of light—have made numerous modern technologies and products possible, from the displays on smart phones and computing devices to the optical fiber that carries the information on the Internet.

We have secured hundreds of patents for Oclaro, one of the world’s largest suppliers of optical components, modules and subsystems for the global optical communications market, as well as industrial and consumer laser applications. For nearly a decade, we have worked with this optics leader to develop one of the most extensive and vertically integrated patent portfolios in the fiber optics industry.

Full Spectrum of Optical Expertise

Our optics experience covers nearly the entire spectrum of optical technologies, including components, modules, and subsystems that transmit, receive, and amplify light signals over fiber optic networks.

Our attorneys, whose backgrounds include chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, and computer science, provide the full range of intellectual property services to our optics clients, from patent preparation and prosecution, to counseling and strategic insight, and IP litigation and disputes.

As our largest optics client grew through mergers and acquisitions—Oclaro now boasts combined optical technology innovation from companies such as Hitachi, Nortel, Alcatel, Marconi, Corning, Opnext, Bookham and Avanex—we served a critical role, providing IP due diligence and strategic assessment and transfer of numerous IP assets.

Related Team:

Orson Bell


Kyrie Cameron


John-Paul F. Cherry, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Carleton Clauss


Hunter Dentino

Technical Advisor

Chloe Dixon


Jordyn Dougherty


Patrick King


Michael Lew


Maggie Martin


Ashley Maskus


Shannon D. Powers

Of Counsel

Steven E. Roberts


Joe Stevens


Charles Yeh

Of Counsel


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