Semiconductors

We have considerable expertise in the field of semiconductor devices and device fabrication. A significant number of our electronics attorneys have relevant university degrees and industrial experience, as well as specific, patent-related knowledge. As a result our attorneys have a deep understanding of the technologies and the sector,  and are able to offer clients insightful, practical advice to help them obtain the best protection.

Examples of areas in which we have particular experience include memory and logic devices and circuits, quantum-effect devices, sensors and photonic devices. We are familiar with not only devices implemented in silicon, III-V, II-VI and other inorganic semiconductor material systems, but also structures fabricated using organic semiconductors. Our expertise also extends to inventions which relate to fabrication technologies, such as electron-beam lithography, electroplating and plasma processing.

Drafting and prosecution form the cornerstone of our services in this area. However contentious proceedings are becoming more common and our attorneys frequently represent clients in oppositions and appeals at the EPO. We also advise on infringement and validity opinions. Our litigators capabilities are further enhanced by our team of lawyers who can advise on any issues occurring.