Thompson & Knight's technology attorneys serve the complex legal needs of technology based businesses and institutions. We have extensively counseled developing science- and technology oriented clients, including emerging companies, Fortune 500 companies, multinationals, venture-capital funds, high-technology incubators, and academic and commercial research institutions. Our clients' technologies include aerospace, computer hardware and software, biogenetics, semiconductors, electronics, telecommunications, power generation, pollution control, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and petrochemicals, and waste treatment.
In marketing their innovative products and services around the world, technology companies encounter complicated and novel legal issues that transcend traditional areas of law. Our skill at counseling these companies reflects our attorneys' industry knowledge and their scientific and technological training and backgrounds. Several of our attorneys have degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, and aeronautics, and a number were employed as engineers and scientists before their legal careers. This interdisciplinary background in industry, technology, and law, combined with years of experience with emerging technology companies, enables us to shape comprehensive business solutions that encompass strategic planning, product development, marketing, manufacturing, employee relations, compensation strategies, and intellectual asset protection and management.
Thompson & Knight attorneys work in close partnership with technology clients, keeping current on the developments and innovations that affect their operations and markets. Whether the issue involves financing growth, developing new products, strengthening operations, or resolving disputes, our attorneys give technology clients answers that are on-point and on-time.
We are proud that Thompson & Knight received a top national ranking for Technology Law in the 2018 edition of "Best Law Firms," the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices from U.S. News - Best Lawyers®. Partner Bruce S. Sostek is one of only 17 attorneys in Texas named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 by Woodward/White Inc. for Technology Law.
Our attorneys' expertise in the semiconductor industry enables us to counsel semiconductor companies on all aspects of their operations, from formation and corporate management to litigation and dispute resolution in domestic and international forums.
Thompson & Knight's IP representation of semiconductor companies encompasses all aspects of the field. Our IP attorneys have assisted clients in domain-name disputes, trademark protection, invention agreements, and trade secrets, as well as in patent prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We have developed a sophisticated practice in counseling clients on the use of intellectual property as a tool for strategic business planning and in assisting clients in technology development, acquisition, licensing, strategic alliances, and electronic commerce.
For many years, Thompson & Knight has represented semiconductor industry clients in a broad range of matters, from patent and trademark infringement to breach of contract and other complex commercial litigation.