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Semiconductor Technologies

Semiconductor Technologies


Fitzpatrick’s experience in the semiconductor industry spans over three decades and involves all aspects of the industry, including materials, devices, processing equipment and processing techniques. Our knowledge is broad and deep, including expertise in silicon-based devices, devices based on compound-semiconductors, complex integrated circuits, amorphous films, and epitaxial films, as well as nano-scale deposition, etching, lithographic technologies and hardware tools. We have attorneys that are technically trained in the field, some with masters degrees and doctorates, as well as former engineers with industry experience.

In addition to our technical expertise, our legal expertise extends to all areas involving intellectual property, including litigation, interferences, licensing, and due diligence, as well as freedom-to-operate opinions and invalidity opinions. Moreover, since the mid 1970s, Fitzpatrick’s prosecution expertise has enabled us to obtain thousands of U.S. patents involving various aspects of semiconductor technology for our clients. We represent and counsel small start-up companies, as well as multi-national corporations including Canon, Entegris, and Sirona Dental Systems. Our attorneys are comfortable efficiently handling complex legal matters as well as routine tasks. We are flexible and work closely with our clients on a regular basis to adapt to their business requirements.

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