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Semiconductor Processing & Devices

Harness Dickey works with clients across the semiconductor industry to evaluate, obtain and safeguard their key technologies in a marketplace expanding at phenomenal speeds.

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Harness Dickey’s team of intellectual property professionals includes more than 40 attorneys with electrical, chemical or materials engineering degrees, giving us critical insight into your semiconductor technology and its role at the center of countless devices. Our deep bench of attorneys takes a “big picture” view of semiconductor technologies and counsels our clients on the most strategic ways to maximize their business potential and safeguard them from legal disputes.

We work with clients from diverse corners of the semiconductor industry, from electronics start-ups to research labs to major semiconductor manufacturers.  With attorneys working in diverse but related industries — including automotive, consumer electronics, medical devices, telecommunications and beyond — our team can navigate the intersection of semiconductor technology and the rapidly evolving marketplace.

Harness Dickey works with key stakeholders to develop a business strategy that understands our clients’ unique needs and objectives. This allows us to develop a patent portfolio that aligns with the stated goals of our clients and work more efficiently to achieve them. Where our deep experience and technical training helps us keep costs within budget, our legal expertise allows us to build creative solutions to real world developments affecting the semiconductor industry.

From inception to manufacturing and application, Harness Dickey sees our clients through the entire lifecycle of their semiconductor technology.  We prepare and prosecute patent applications, conduct freedom to operate analyses, file trademark applications to protect branding opportunities, prepare joint research agreements, protect our clients’ rights in court and negotiate licensing opportunities that can lead to profitable new revenue streams.

Our experience with semiconductor technology includes the following areas of semiconductor development:

  • 3D integrated circuits
  • Complex integrated circuits
  • Compound semiconductors
  • Etching
  • Industrial fabrication
  • Integrated circuits and systems
  • Semiconductor materials
  • Semiconductor fabrication equipment
  • Semiconductor process integration
  • Silicon-based devices

Additionally, we work with clients seeking to apply their innovations to the following technology areas:

  • Aerospace and drone technology
  • Computer technology
  • Digital cameras
  • Game design
  • Image processing
  • Medical devices
  • Microelectronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Networking applications
  • Signal processing
  • Telecommunication and mobile device applications

Harness Dickey works with semiconductor companies in the U.S. and abroad.  Our vast network of legal and business connections ensures that we are continually up-to-date on the news affecting the semiconductor industry and the methods for best protecting them in court and in the free market.