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Technical Expertise

Optics

Patents for optical systems, devices, circuits, and processes are pursued by businesses for numerous reasons. Development and management of a quality patent portfolio including optical patents is important to create barriers to entry for competitors, to deter costly patent litigation, to reduce royalty payments to competitors, to attract investors and obtain funding, and to provide a revenue stream for the business through monetization.

Recognizing the importance of optical patents to our client's businesses, we work closely with our clients to protect their intellectual property worldwide. Optical patent applications are drafted and prosecuted with an eye toward litigation, taking into account the legal differences among countries where appropriate. We also utilize our extensive technical expertise in the optical arts to perform patent portfolio management, monetization, and opinion services.

Representative Industries and Applications

We can assist clients with domestic and/or international patent matters related to any of the following industries or applications:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Biometric Technologies
  • Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) & CNT-Based Products
  • Children's Toys
  • Communications & Telecommunications
  • Consumer Products
  • Diffusion
  • Displays
    • Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Displays
    • Laser Displays
    • Light Emitting Diode (LED) Displays
    • Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)
    • Stacked or Multi-Layer Displays (MLDs)
    • Virtual/Augmented Reality & Wearable Displays
    • Others
  • Entertainment
  • Fiber Optics
  • Gaming
  • Green/Clean Technologies
  • Holography
  • Infrared & Electro-Optical Systems
  • Interferometry
  • Lenses & Prisms
  • Light Emitting Components
    • Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFLs)
    • Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
    • Incandescent Lights
    • Lasers
    • Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
    • Others
  • Light Pipes
  • Metrology
  • Microscopy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optical Frequency Response Analysis & Processing
  • Optical Pattern Recognition (Anoto Dot, Chromatic & Other)
  • Optical Sensors & Detectors
  • Product Manufacturing
  • Reflection/Refraction
  • Semiconductor Design & Manufacturing
  • Solar Cell Design & Manufacturing
  • Thin Films
  • Visual Distortion Correction
    • Chromatic
    • Geometrical
  • Visual Interference Reduction
  • X-Ray, Gamma Ray & Particle Technologies
  • Others