Semiconductor Devices & Fabrication

Semiconductor technologies underpin modern electronics.  We work with a variety of clients in different semiconductor industries, for example:

  • Analog ICs
  • Mixed signal ICs
  • Volatile and non-volatile memory
  • Microprocessors
  • Power semiconductor devices
  • MEMS
  • LEDs
  • Optical devices
  • Lab-on-a-chips (LOCs)
  • Solar cells
  • Semiconductor packaging
  • Semiconductor fabrication

Software & Internet Technologies

Despite the growing importance of software to our modern ways of life, patenting software in the U.S. can be challenging.  We have the experience and knowledge necessary to guide software designers through the patenting process.  We also have the technical expertise to patent inventions from a large variety of different software-related fields, such as:

  • Cloud computing
  • Media content delivery
  • Data storage system
  • Image processing
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR) management
  • Social networking
  • Web-based real estate listings
  • Voice recognition

Mobile Apps & Gaming

Mobile platforms have dramatically expanded the market for software applications and video games.  Implementation on mobile platforms, however, requires unique development considerations.  We can help you patent new software or hardware designed to implement video games and other applications on mobile devices, as well as related technologies such as:

  • Mobile games
  • Mobile user interfaces
  • Mobile back-ends
  • Security and authentication
  • Online user management systems
  • Distributed systems

Nanotechnology

The nanoscale paradigm has opened an exciting new world of innovation.  With the assistance of our experience practitioners, you can patent different nanoscale products, such as:

  • Carbon nanostructures
  • Semiconductor nanostructures
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanomedicine structures and devices

Wireless Technology

The expansion of mobile device usage has created a need for new infrastructure, systems, and methods to manage the influx of network traffic.  We have the expertise to help you patent various hardware and software inventions related to wireless networks.  We understand the complex legal issues associated with developing components of new wireless standards.

For example, we have experience with the following technologies:

  • IEEE 802.11 standards
  • Wireless local area network
  • Bluetooth
  • LTE, LTE-Advanced
  • Network architecture
  • Network algorithms

Medical Devices

We share your passion for engineering and improving healthcare.  Our experienced practitioners understand the industrial and technical considerations necessary for developing new healthcare tools.

We can help you patent a variety of medical devices, such as:

  • Surgical tools and non-invasive surgical devices
  • Imaging devices
  • Prosthetics
  • Diagnostic devices and methods
  • Microfluidic devices
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Catheters

Clean Tech

As our understanding of the long-term detrimental effects of industry and human activity on the environment grows, developing new clean technologies can be a rewarding way to creatively make the world a better place.  Obtaining patent protection can be one of the first steps to getting your new technologies adopted by companies and consumers.  New products and methods designed to reduce energy consumption, improve sustainability, and/or protect the environment are all eligible for protection under the patent system.  Whether your invention is mechanical, electrical, or chemical, we can help you protect your new inventions so that you can focus on bringing them where they are needed.

A few examples of clean technologies that we can help you patent include:

  • Water purification processes
  • Solar cells
  • Solar panel designs
  • Secondary battery and other energy storage mechanisms
  • Recycling methods

Chemistry & Materials Science

Specific chemicals are essential to a variety of different industries, such as the pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and energy industries, to name a few.  When your company designs a new organic or inorganic formulation, we can help you protect every aspect through the patent system – from the formulation itself, to new chemical production methods and chemical applications.

Our professionals have scientific experience in a range of chemical compositions, materials, and processes, including:

  • Polymers
  • Water purification processes
  • Small-molecule pharmaceuticals
  • Biomolecules
  • Metals and metal alloys
  • Cold-working processes
  • Ceramics

Biotechnology

Inventions utilizing biological principles and systems have revolutionized fields like medicine and agriculture.  We apply our biological and engineering expertise to help you patent new biomolecules (proteins, nucleic acid products, etc.), certain organisms (yeast, plants, etc.), nutritional supplements, and other related materials.  Our attorneys also have experience with using biological principles to carry out related processes, such as processes for bioreactors or diagnostic assays.

Our attorneys have experience in several areas of biotechnology, including:

  • Antibodies
  • Nucleic acid products
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Diagnostic assays
  • Small molecule pharmaceuticals
  • Genetic sequencers and related software