Fenwick provides comprehensive legal advice to some of world’s leading hardware companies, including Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Logitech.
Our hardware clients range from emerging innovators to market leaders and represent all sectors of the hardware industry, from computers, printers and handheld devices to routers, storage area networking equipment, game consoles, digital cameras, medical devices, optical components and peripherals.
Our collaborative approach to serving our hardware clients includes attorneys, patent agents, engineers and staff scientists who have a deep understanding of the current business, legal and technical issues facing the hardware industry
The group’s primary services include:
Intellectual Property—We help our clients build powerful, highly valuable portfolios and protect and enforce hardware IP rights globally, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and licenses; our sophisticated IP counseling also supports the firm’s litigation and M&A groups.
Litigation—Our IP litigation practice has an excellent track record of resolving hardware industry disputes, including “bet-the-company” litigation.
Licensing—We have extensive experience negotiating development agreements, OEM agreements, distribution agreements, manufacturing agreements and strategic partnering agreements.
Mergers & Acquisitions—Our integrated M&A deal teams tackle complex corporate, intellectual property, antitrust, benefits and tax issues specific to the hardware industry.
Securities—We work with analysts and regulators who cover the hardware industry, and have expertise in complex and creative financing transactions, including IPOs, convertible debt, high-yield debt, PIPES and shelf offerings.
Tax—We are recognized as one of the top cross-border tax practices in the United States, in both transactions and tax litigation.