Electronics | Intellectual Property Research Services

Capability Overview

Aranca’s team of electronics engineers have executed several prior art searches, technology landscape studies and patent drafting assignments in the electronics industry spanning multiple technology domains like integrated circuits, control systems, semiconductors, microprocessors, digital signal processing, display devices, power distribution, computerized automation, robotics and other medical, home and industrial devices.

With over 3.2 million patents filed in the last decade, the electronics sector continues to be in the forefront of innovation and Aranca is a valued intellectual property research partner to 70+ companies in this sector ranging from large semiconductor companies to start-ups, law firms, universities and design houses.

Aranca: Patent Research Experience in Electronics

Semiconductor
  • Material preparation (crystalline perfection, solder material, chip bonding...)
  • Fabrication Technique (wafer test, PVD, CVD, ECD, MBE, microlithography, Die preparation...)
  • Testing (scan chains, built-in self-test...)
  • Chip design (PCB, Flexible Circuits, IC design EDA, VLSI, Simulation, CDC Check, ATPG...)
Optoelectronics
  • Optical Cable (OFC, OFNG, OFNR, ADSS, Multi-fiber cable, Jacketing materials, PVC...)
  • Optical Isolators (magnetic isolators , capacitor-coupled isolators, GMR...)
  • Manufacturing techniques (cables material, SMF, MMF, coating...)
  • Attenuation control (light scattering, UV-Vis-IR absorption...)
  • Interconnect bottleneck (capacity extension, high computation/second , optical interconnects...)
Power Electronics
  • Power convertors (diode rectifier, power transistors, inverter, voltage control...)
  • Switch (MOSFET, BJT, IGBT, RF switch, thyristors, relays, toggle...)
  • Energy Management Circuits (regulator, SMPS, UPS, power automation, energy distribution...)
Signal Processing
  • Signal processing optimization (detection, filtration, recognition, compression...)
  • DSP Applications (audio signal processing, audio compression, digital image processing, video compression, speech recognition, digital communications, RADAR, SONAR, biomedical signal processing, seismic data processing...)
Control Systems
  • Control circuits (design methods, HSPICE, SPICE, SCADA)
  • Sensors (MEMS, NEMS, transducers, thermostats , pressure sensors , trimmers...etc )
  • Microcontroller (real time control systems, EEPROM , flash, optimize interrupt latency, computerized automation...)
  • Robotics (human-robot interaction, sensing technique, dynamic balancing, synthetic voice...)
  • Biomedical (diagnostic & monitoring device for cardiac, neurological and urological, medical imaging technologies, biosensors, glucose monitors...)
Home & Industrial Utilities
  • Home electronics & Accessories (MP3 players, games, audio equipment, cameras, home appliances, batteries...)
  • Communication (laptop, computers, mobile phone, FAX, tablets...)
  • Industrial utilities (display systems, process automations, monitoring and control devices, integrated panels, I/O devices... etc)

Assignment Examples

Prior Art Search

  • Invalidity search related to semiconductor wafers for a large Europe based semiconductor manufacturing company
  • Novelty search related to a processor enabled motor for a leading power solutions provider in the US
  • Novelty Search report related to an electronic virtual leash for a leading law firm in the US

Prosecution Support

  • Patent drafting related to programmable features of an appliance and web access control, for automobile company in Europe
  • Patent drafting related to design of an electronic cigarette for a leading law firm in Europe
  • Office action response related to switched capacitor for battery equalization for a leading international patent and trademark consultancy based in Netherlands

Patent Analytics

  • Landscape analysis related to Photocromic lenses for one of the world’s leading firms that provide ophthalmic lenses
  • Landscape analysis related to backlit illumination for one of the world's largest research institutes
  • Patent to Product Map related to power amplifier for a leading mobile platform supplier

Patent Valuation

  • Patent valuation related to radiation detector for a patent firm Sweden
  • Patent valuation related to alarm management for one of the leading communication solutions providers in the US
  • Patent valuation related to battery management for a world leader in power equipment manufacture

Out-Licensing Support | Technology Transfer Support

  • Licensing study related to low-k dielectrics for a production solution for wafer processing across multiple markets
  • Licensing study related to bio electrodes application for a leading research lab in Europe
  • Technology assessment related to SIO2 etching for a leading research lab in Europe

Case Studies

Project:
Patentability analysis for advance module integration in RFID

Client:
A European IP firm engaged Aranca to conduct a patentability search for an advance module integration in RFID

Project:
Technology Landscape analysis related to CMOS sensor fabrication using backlit illumination

Client:
A US based independent research institute engaged Aranca for technology landscape analysis related to CMOS sensor fabrication using backlit illumination