From transistors in circuits to GPS satellites in space, electronics have transformed and permeated every aspect of modern life. Even now, everyday consumer goods are becoming “smarter” with the help of electronics. However, regardless of transformative impact or “smartness,” every electronic device has one thing in common: they all first started as a novel idea to overcome a prevailing problem. Intellectual property, in particular patents, are designed to protect such novel ideas, and Haug Partners understands how to navigate the patent landscape in the electronics space including everything from the prosecution leading up to the granted patent, the licensing and/or acquisition of already-granted patents, and, if necessary, litigation.
For companies large and small, our attorneys understand that, like the underlying technology, no two patent strategies should be alike. Haug Partners prides itself on developing unique strategies for each matter and client based on years of technical, industry, and legal experience. Representative technical and industry experience includes semiconductors, optoelectronics, computer architecture, energy management systems including industrial automation/control and electrical distribution, linear synchronous motors (LSMs), oil and gas industry technology including turbomachinery and pipeline sensors, LCDs, switched mode power converters, semiconductor devices and fabrication including CMOS image sensors, telematics, and telecommunications and wireless communications including TDMA (IS-54, IS-136, and GSM), CDMA (IS-95), and OFDMA/OFDM. The electronics team also boasts multiple advanced degrees in electronic/electrical engineering. With regard to legal experience, the team has extensive experience in procuring patents as well as successfully litigating numerous patent infringement actions before federal district and appellate courts, as well as the International Trade Commission. Our attorneys have also successfully represented numerous clients in contentious proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes reviews, covered business method reviews, and reexaminations.
Our team also understands that the current patent landscape requires a global perspective. This is particularly important for patent prosecution, where U.S. companies may need to file internationally and international companies may need to file in the U.S. To that end, Haug Partners has cultivated a network of experienced and reliable international firms, creating a seamless experience for both our U.S. and international clients.
Haug Partners is also ready to assist the electronics industry with due diligence, licensing, technology and IP transactions, patent valuation, and risk assessment services.