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Image Processing, Lasers & Optics

Harness Dickey stands at the focal point of Image Processing, Lasers & Optics technology, securing our clients’ intellectual property rights and developing strategies for success in a big picture world.

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Harness Dickey is focused on the big picture strategy for protecting and leveraging Image Processing, Lasers and Optics technologies. Our patent attorneys have obtained dominant pioneering patents for laser control software, pulse shapers, laser-based machines, and optical set ups for various universities, research institutes, manufacturing companies and hospitals.  Our varied experience gives us the critical insight necessary to understand your technology and quickly develop effective plans to obtain registrations and minimize risk.

We leverage our broad experience in numerous industries to counsel clients on lucrative applications of their imaging and optical innovations.  Our attorneys work with some of the biggest names in consumer electronics and medical devices around the globe.  With deep industry knowledge of the laws, competitors, and market forces at work, we use our expertise to provide clients with sound legal and business advice.

Our clients operate in diverse segments of the image processing and optics industry, which is why we provide diverse solutions to meet their needs.  Importantly, our patent attorneys prepare and prosecute patent applications on a daily basis for new technologies directed to improving everything from the scanner next to your desk to the satellites in outer space. Did we mention that we work on technologies used around the globe? We mean that literally.

Once patents are obtained, we counsel many of our clients on licensing agreements with large, well-known companies.  Other patents are now the foundation of innovative start-up companies.  We also handle freedom-to-practice investigations, patent infringement lawsuits, joint development agreements and other confidentiality agreements related to image processing, laser and optical patents.  Our trademark attorneys ensure further protections to new technologies by safeguarding branding opportunities and mitigating trademark infringement risks.  We work closely with a global network of partner firms to ensure efficient and accurate preparation and prosecution of patent applications not only in the United States, but also in all countries where protection is sought.

We have written and prosecuted hundreds of patents in lasers, optics and image processing for both large and small clients. Recent technology areas include:

  • Automatic mirror curving mechanisms
  • Camera lenses and systems
  • Fiber optics
  • Image capture software
  • Image processing and analysis
    • Biomedicine
    • Digital video encoding and decoding
  • LED displays
  • Lasers
    • Automotive Wheel Alignment Systems
    • Chemical identification
    • Defense applications
    • Femtosecond laser pulse shaping
    • Lumber cutting machines
    • Micromachining
    • Microscopy
    • Silicon wafer ablation
    • Telecommunications
  • Light guide
  • Measurement and alignment machines
  • Medical imaging
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Photodetectors
  • Ophthalmic surgical tools
  • Optical devices
  • Solar panels
  • Spectroscopy
  • Ultrafast optics