Foley’s Electronics attorneys counsel you on the effective management and protection of your high-tech, electronics, software, and emerging Internet patent portfolios, and provide a comprehensive set of legal services that help you obtain, protect, and add value to your IP assets.
In a rapidly changing and convergent industry like electronics, you need proactive advice from legal services professionals who understand your technology inside and out. Our Electronics Practice annually files approximately 1,500 patent applications, totaling one-quarter of the firm’s total applications. Couple that with our attorneys’ depth of understanding, technical background, and commitment to client service, and it is easy to see why high-tech industry clients look to Foley for innovative IP services.

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Conducted a monthly patent watch for a client's important and well-patented electronics product that revealed patent applications filed by a competitor attempting to design around the client's patents. Foley held a brainstorm session and used the client's patent applications to learn what the competitor was thinking. We then filed our own blocking patent applications. When the competitor's product emerged, several of our patent applications covered their product.
Successfully revived a patent application inadvertently abandoned by prior counsel. Obtained allowed claims for the client, a leading research university, within about one year of reviving the application. The allowed claims cover the cornerstone of the client's revolutionary photodetector technology, and Foley has already begun filing continuation and divisional applications to broaden coverage.
Acted as patent strategy counselors for Vibrant Media Inc., a developer of in-text advertising platforms. Foley also worked with Vibrant Media on patent portfolio development and licensing as well as pre-litigation counseling.

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