Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering and electronics are not only the basis for computer technology and telecommunication-related inventions, but also and in particular for many of today’s consumer products. Our specialized attorneys have experience in all aspects of electrical engineering in industrial or academic research, covering such technical fields as navigation systems, digital signal processing, smart cards, semiconductor devices or video/audio circuits.

When drafting claims for inventions in this field, special care must be taken to independently protect all separate aspects of an invention, in particular if it relates to complex systems. Directing independent claims only to the overall system may not be sufficient and may lead to problems when enforcing such a patent against a competitor only producing or distributing components of the overall system.