With offices in Northern and Southern California, Rutan is sought by many companies throughout the United States, including Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach, for its technical expertise in developing strategies for protecting hardware through patents, copyrights and other types of intellectual property (IP). Our clients include public and private companies ranging from young entrepreneurs looking to place their first product in the market to well-established, multinational corporations seeking to grow their market share. Some of these clients are leaders in the development and manufacture of computer technologies, wearables, semiconductor technologies, chip packaging, medical devices, network equipment, and mobile devices.
For decades, we have advised and guided companies through all stages of corporate growth, from formation to mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. During this time, our attorneys have guided these clients in developing valuable patent portfolios. Following an aggressive approach in prosecuting patent applications, combined with the respect and trust that our attorneys have earned by working with examiners at the U.S. Patent Office over the past decade, Rutan has secured patents that have brought immense value to our clients.
Besides securing valuable IP assets for our clients, we also counsel clients on product development and indemnification issues, extensive licensing services (both outbound and inbound), and comprehensive programs for pre-litigation, licensing and litigation for enforcement purposes. We defend our clients in patent and trademark infringement litigation brought by competitors and non-practicing entities as well as initiate patent and trademark infringement litigation to enforce our clients’ IP rights. Our vast expertise coincides with our goals in protecting our clients’ technologies that touch every aspect of modern life.
Our attorneys have experience in all areas of hardware, including:
- Display Technologies
- Image Processing
- Integrated Circuits & Systems
- Medical Devices
- Mobile Devices
- Semiconductor Fabrication Equipment
- Semiconductor Process Integration
- Sensor Technologies