We know that your business deals with electronics or computers and not the practice of law. So we appreciate that you need counsel that not only understands the technology and legal matters at hand, but also their impact on your company and its business goals. At Fitzpatrick, we make it our business to learn your business so that we can provide informed and efficient legal counsel that meets your needs.
Our experience here is as diverse as the field itself: we’ve handled matters involving digital cameras, relational database management systems, video games, computer network routing, medical imaging, wireless and land-line telephony, semiconductors, global positioning systems and interactive CD-ROMS, just to name a few. Our lawyers who practice in this area hold bachelors and advanced degrees in electrical engineering or computer science, and typically have several years of industry experience as well. Given the breadth and depth of our expertise, there is simply no matter that is too complicated for us to handle.
We provide a wide range of services, including:
Litigation, including trial and appeal, in District Courts, the ITC and Courts of Appeal
Alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation
Prosecution of patents before the U.S. Patent Office, including interferences and post-grant proceedings
Managing prosecution of foreign patents
Licensing transactions & negotiations
Patent portfolio development and management
IP enforcement strategies
IP risk assessment
Freedom to operate and patentability opinions
We provide zealous yet cost-effective representation, focus on you and your goals and hold them paramount in every decision
A lawyer cannot understand your legal issue without also understanding your business.
At Fitzpatrick, we are not in the business of providing legal services for our clients’ own sake, but rather to advance their business goals. Assisting in the achievement of those goals demands a thorough understanding of our clients’ technology (or other intellectual property), as well as business trends and practices in the industries within which they operate.
Our attorneys bring that knowledge in the form of education, industry research, and frequently long years of industry experience. A great many of Fitzpatrick’s attorneys have scientific degrees relevant to their clients’ industries — others bring extensive work experience in their clients’ fields. Our industry group leaders include Jonathan Berschadsky, who launched commercial spacecraft before heading the Telecommunications and Networks group; Lock See Yu-Jahnes, Ph.D., who researched thin-film electronic devices before heading the Semiconductor Technologies group; and Robert S. Schwartz, Ph.D., who investigated biomedical research before co-leading our Biotechnology group.
In all of our industry areas, our attorneys bring similar levels of industry-specific learning and experience to inform their work for clients. We invite you to contact our industry group leaders for more information.