The consumer electronics industry continues to evolve rapidly, as companies race to be the first-to-market with the latest technological breakthrough. New products packed with digital features are becoming more powerful and efficient while heightened connectivity is making even everyday household items such as vacuums, refrigerators, and washing machines “smarter.” Billions of devices connecting to each other and the Internet feed consumer demand to know everything going on everywhere at any moment, transforming the industry—and society at large—while opening up endless opportunities for product innovation.
O'Melveny lawyers understand the issues affecting the global consumer electronics markets and serve as trusted advisors to leading companies in this sector. The consumer electronics technologies on which our lawyers stay current include computer hardware and semiconductors; software, Internet, and videogame; global positioning and mapping; memory and storage; security; LCD and LED displays; mobile and wireless; user interface; and others. From industry-standards and patent pools, to US customs, international trade, privacy and antitrust and regulatory compliance issues, we counsel established and emerging consumer electronics companies in commercial, business, and intellectual property litigation, and on a wide range of corporate business transactions, including licensing transactions, public offerings, private equity and venture capital financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and collaborations, and technology transfers, working always to determine and execute the competitive and legal strategies that help further and achieve our clients’ business goals.
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