Electronics

The electronics industry continues to be a strong driving force behind many technological innovations—impacting such diverse areas of our lives from toothbrushes and toasters, to smartphones and automobiles.

Merchant & Gould’s professionals advise clients in the electronics industry daily regarding intellectual property issues. Our attorneys are well versed in electronics, many having degrees in related fields such as electrical engineering, computer engineering, and materials science. Prior to their respective practices in law, many of our professionals worked in industry as electrical or electronics design engineers.

The law relating to the protection and enforcement of electronics technology is continually changing in the United States, as well as in countries outside of the United States, and our professionals work collaboratively to keep up to date on these issues. For example, our Electrical and Computer Law Practice Section meets regularly to discuss changes in the law and brainstorm best practices in view of these changes.

With more than 100 professionals across the United States and a history dating back more than 100 years, our firm has experience in a vast array of different electronic technologies. Several examples include computer hardware and peripherals, telecommunications hardware, sensors, power systems, video recording components, audio recording components, medical instruments and devices, radio frequency communication technology, analog electronics, digital electronics, control systems, magnetic media, semiconductors, and fabrication technology.

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7/14/17
Impressions from the Heartland
The Supreme Court recently issued two opinions changing patent law in ways that will affect a number of companies in Minnesota.   Is it Good-Bye, Eastern Texas? First and foremost, in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, the Supreme Court overruled 30 ...
Press Releases
6/20/17
Merchant & Gould Grows New York Office with Three Hires
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce the recent expansion of its New York office upon hiring three new attorneys: two electrical engineering partners, Jonathan Berschadsky and Frank DeLucia, Jr., and an industrial engineering associate, Luciano Ricondo. ...
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6/6/17
Merchant & Gould Listed in IAM Patent 1000
Three Merchant & Gould offices and fourteen individuals were recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 list of “the world’s leading patent professionals” for 2017.In its rankings of firms and individuals, IAM Patent 1000 includes Merchant & ...
White Papers
12/9/16
Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc.: Redefining Design Patents’ “Article of Manufacture” Standard
Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc.: Redefining Design Patents’ “Article of Manufacture” StandardThe Supreme Court addressed the scope of design patents for which a patentee may recover an infringer’s “total profits” under ...
Events
10/29/15
Rachel Hughey to speak at Computer & Technology Law Institute
2015 Computer & Technology Law InstituteThe former General Counsel of Lawson Software and one of that company’s litigators on the ePlus v. Lawson case share insights, stories and lessons learned in an extended software patent fight – ...