Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law



With expansive vision and striking clarity, our Optics Group has long been a leader in providing superior IP law services to the optics industry. For more than three decades we have applied our vast technical and legal expertise to help our clients protect and license their innovations in virtually every aspect of optics, including fiber optic lasers, sensors, and amplifiers, MEMS displays, lasers for phototherapy and machining, LED lighting, consumer eyewear, optical waveguides and switching, solar technology, holography, complex lens systems, spectroscopy, ophthalmic diagnostics instruments, and intraocular devices.

Our team of attorneys and scientists is perhaps unmatched for the depth of its optical expertise. This gives the members of our Optics Group the uncommon ability to quickly appreciate the nuances of our clients’ inventions and procure quality patents with richly detailed embodiments and strategically important claims for even the most exotic and sophisticated optical technologies. In addition, our Optics Group, with their extensive knowledge of the field, can assist in protecting clients from potential infringement by providing creative solutions to address third party patents, thereby helping our clients swiftly establish, introduce, and profit from new technologies. Our understanding of underlying technologies saves our clients invaluable time and money, allowing them to focus on revenue generating activities while we confidently manage all phases of patent prosecution and enforcement. 

Our attorneys have experience in all areas of Optics, including:

  • Displays
  • Endoscopes
  • Fiber Optics
  • Holography & Diffractive Optical Elements
  • Image Processing
  • Laser Micromachining
  • Lasers
  • LEDs
  • Lens Systems
  • Lighting
  • Medical Lasers & Phototherapy Treatment
  • MEMS
  • Nanostructures
  • Ophthalmic Devices
  • Ophthalmic Diagnostic Equipment
  • Optical Amplifiers
  • Optical Coatings
  • Optical Devices
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Optical Materials
  • Optical Switching
  • Optical Waveguides & Integrated Optical Devices
  • Photolithography Systems
  • Polarization Control
  • Sensors
  • Solar Energy
  • Spectroscopy
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