Electronics and Hardware

From core to edge computing environments, hardware provides the foundation on which modern computing devices are built.  To support an ever-increasing number of applications, hardware constantly evolves as a complex system of integrated circuitry and underlying IP that provides the processing power, efficiency, and connectivity necessary for an optimal user experience.

At Colby Nipper, our attorneys’ and agents’ extensive experience in hardware design and implementation uniquely positions our team to assist you in protecting your hardware-related IP, from individual semiconductor devices to high-density integrations of complex systems for comprehensive on-chip or in-package computing solutions.

Our team’s hardware industry experience includes work with Hewlett-Packard, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Agilent Technologies, Itron (wireless communications), and Micron Technology.  Colby Nipper weds this technical knowledge with decades of electronics and hardware patent drafting.

Areas of hardware experience include:

  • Processors
  • Memory and chipset architecture
  • System-on-Chip (SoC) / Multichip Module (MCM)
  • Graphics processing units
  • Image sensors and processors
  • Clock systems
  • Power supplies and management integrated circuits (PMICs)
  • Battery charging and maintenance systems
  • Wireless power transfer and charging systems
  • Transformers, variable frequency drives, switchgear, and generators
  • Distributed power systems
  • Embedded controllers
  • Mixed signal and I/O circuitry
  • IoT devices
  • Storage controllers and media
  • Wired connectivity and networking (Ethernet and fiber channel)
  • Design, fabrication, and testing of ICs and printed circuit board assemblies
  • Encryption, security, and authentication
  • Automotive computing, communication, and entertainment systems
  • Human-input and peripheral devices
  • Displays and backlighting
  • Light-emitting diode design and fabrication
  • Fibers and embedded sensors
  • Haptics and tactile technologies
  • Low-power electronics
  • Printers and 3D printing technologies
  • Wireless transceiver architectures and components (amplifiers, modulators/demodulators, mixers, DACs, phase shifters, frequency synthesizers)
  • Antenna design and antenna systems
  • Radar systems
  • EM shielding and radio frequency interference mitigation