Optical Devices & Systems

Initially associated with microscopes and telescopes, the field of optics has experienced vast and rapid change since the early 17th century. With the introduction of lasers in the 1960s, the field of optics entered a new phase of rapid technological advancement that has impacted fields ranging from manufacturing and medicine to communications. More recently, the optics industry has witnessed accelerated growth in the area of displays, which was critical in enabling the computer age.

Nixon Vanderhye represents optics industry clients around the globe ranging from large companies to start-up ventures. With decades of intellectual property experience in the optics field, we possess the critical insight necessary to prepare and prosecute patent applications in every aspect of optics.


  • Optical and Magnetic Recording
  • Lasers
  • Displays
    • LEDs
    • Liquid Crystal and OLED Displays
    • Plasma/CVD Processing
    • Television Systems
  • Imaging
    • Cameras
    • Scanners
    • Microscopy