Morrison & Foerster has a long and successful history of working with clients in all aspects of the semiconductor industry, including semiconductor manufacturers; fabless design companies; merchant fabs and foundries; packaging, assembly, and test houses; manufacturers of equipment and materials for wafer processing, packaging, and testing; electronic design automation tool vendors; manufacturing services companies; semiconductor core and semiconductor intellectual property vendors; and OEMs and systems vendors that purchase and integrate semiconductor products.
Our semiconductor practice is one of the most active of any international law firm, with extensive experience in all aspects of the global semiconductor and semiconductor equipment and materials industries.
Our corporate practice has helped facilitate investments, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of all sizes that are essential to the vitality of the industry. Our semiconductor litigation experience is driven by our expertise in the chemical and engineering sciences, IP regimes, and major venues in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. We have helped structure and negotiate some of the largest and most complex licensing transactions of semiconductor patents.
Our semiconductor clients include Advantest, Altera, Credence, DSP Group, Fujitsu, Intel, Matsushita, Nikon, Novellus, and Toshiba.