At HLK we pride ourselves on the specialist knowledge and experience of our attorneys, and the ability that gives us to understand our clients’ technologies.
Since the invention of the first transistor in 1947, the complex devices and systems that are enabled by electronic circuits have played an increasingly important role in all our lives, from the way that electricity is distributed to our homes, to the vehicles we drive, and the tiny devices that continuously monitor our health.
The pace of innovation in the electronics field is unrelenting and competition is fierce, so obtaining strong patent protection for key innovations can be crucial to the success of a business.
We believe that, to achieve the strongest patent protection in this area, it is vital that the attorneys working on a patent application understand the intricate details of an invention; in many cases what appears on paper to be a small change to a circuit may be the key to unlocking valuable technical benefits.
The attorneys in our Electronic Systems and Circuits team have the rare ability amongst patent attorneys to understand electronics inventions at the circuit level. Every team member has extensive experience of working with innovators on cutting edge electronics technologies to understand and protect their inventions.
Increasingly we are using that expertise to support not only electronics clients but also clients in other sectors, as they develop electronic technologies to replace or complement traditionally more mechanical systems in areas such as vehicle electrification and industrial processes.
We are always very happy to discuss the issues around patenting electronic circuits and to advise on effective strategies for protecting innovations in this area, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like our help.