Cooley's Semiconductor group includes lawyers from all of the Firm's major practice areas. Our team-oriented approach allows clients to work directly with lawyers who have the right skill set and experience to get the job done efficiently and effectively. It also enables us to meet virtually every need of both growing and established semiconductor companies.

Equally important is our team's in-depth understanding of the semiconductor industry. Whether it is ASICs or EDA tools, SiGe process technology or CMP polishing pads, our lawyers have the business, legal and technical acumen needed to provide the highest quality legal services to semiconductor clients.

From Arrow to Avnet, Intel to IBM, Microsoft to Motorola and TSMC to UMC, we have represented, negotiated or litigated against virtually every company with a major presence in the semiconductor industry. Here is a sampling of our work:

  • Public offerings for companies such as AMCC, Leadis, Metron Technology, NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Volterra
  • Significant private equity financings for companies such as Catena Networks, ChipX, Cortina Systems, Open-Silicon, Princeton Optronics, Sequoia Communications, Silicon Wave and Zagros Networks
  • High-stakes IP litigation, complex commercial disputes, anticounterfeiting enforcement actions and shareholder securities suits for companies such as Applied Materials, National Semiconductor, NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Synopsys
  • Strategic deals—including joint ventures, acquisitions of IP assets, patent cross-licenses, complex divestitures and spin-offs and multi-billion dollar public company mergers—for clients such as Applied Materials, AMCC, Conexant Systems, Cymer, LSI Logic, NVIDIA and Wind River
  • Strategic patent counseling for companies such as Applied Materials, MIPS, NVIDIA, Sequoia Communications and Silicon Image
  • Antitrust counseling for clients such as LSI Logic, NVIDIA, SanDisk, Synopsys and Wind River
  • Commercial and licensing agreements—including foundry agreements, distributor agreements, global supply agreements, sales rep agreements, software licenses and joint development agreements—for companies such as Cymer, Leadis, MIPS, Primarion, and Volterra.

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"We demand outstanding service from our outside counsel. Cooley's capability is unsurpassed by any other firm we have worked with."

Jim Pursiano Senior Director
New Business Development
Applied Materials

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