The core of our electronics practice is our highly regarded IP department.  Many of our attorneys hold bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and have significant industry experience both as engineers and in-house counsel.  Our patent prosecution team draws on experience from both the courtroom and the private sector, which gives us the ability to take complicated technical issues and present them as simple, easy-to-understand concepts.

We litigate, negotiate licensing agreements, counsel clients on corporate patent acquisition strategy, and evaluate patents relating to a variety of technologies, including semiconductor devices, digital and analog circuits, optics, cryptography, telecommunications, computer hardware and software, spread spectrum radio navigation and communication, digital signal processing, neural networks, and data encryption.

Steptoe’s IP attorneys often team with other practices within the firm, including antitrust, international trade and investment, employment, and tax, to deliver comprehensive solutions to complex legal problems faced in this highly competitive industry.  Our active practice in all areas of corporate transactions, litigation, and corporate counseling enhance the range of advice we offer.