In the wireless communications industry, intellectual property has taken center stage as numerous companies vie for a piece of the enormous, yet rapidly growing, smartphone and tablet market. In addition to numerous small and midsize innovators, we have worked alongside major players in the wireless industry—including a major wireless technology pioneer and leading smartphone manufacturer—helping them build valuable patent portfolios and navigate the increasingly litigious wireless environment.

Due to our attorneys’ engineering backgrounds and advanced telecommunications training, we can speak with inventors at their level and quickly assimilate the technical aspects of their inventions.

Wireless Standards

We have drafted hundreds of standards-essential patents (those deemed essential to certain wireless standards) and analyzed the applicability of wireless standards to numerous other patents.

Our expertise covers a range of wireless standards, including:

  • 4G GSM / LTE (Long Term Evolution)
  • 3G UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System)
  • CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access)
  • Wi-Fi
  • GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications)
  • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)

Pre-Litigation Counsel

Although patents play a crucial role in wireless standards, they are also a major cause of disputes, as the explosion of patent litigation in the smartphone industry demonstrates. We have successfully avoided lawsuits for both patent owners and potential infringers through strong pre-litigation due diligence activities and creative solutions and by negotiating agreements with adverse parties. Our pre-litigation strategies include:

  • In-depth analysis of the patents at issue and their prosecution histories
  • Review of prior art
  • Opinions
  • Negotiation of license agreements and other settlements
  • Cease and desist letters
  • Securing preliminary injunctive relief

Related Team:

Orson Bell

Associate

James Bender

Associate

Josh Blanton

Associate

Jesus Cano

Associate

Abhishek Chopra

Patent Agent

Carleton Clauss

Partner

Puja Detjen

Partner

Patrick Garrett

Of Counsel

Edgar N. Gonzalez

Associate

Marcus Hammack

Partner

Jessie D. Herrera, Jr.

Partner

John Johannes

Associate

Preston Kent

Of Counsel

Johnny Lam

Associate

Aaron Leiter

Associate

Michael Lew

Associate

J. Mitchell Lowe

Associate

Jorge Lozano

Associate

Maggie Martin

Associate

Eric Moore

Associate

Michael Pate

Of Counsel

B. Todd Patterson

Partner, Practice Head

Aaron Perkins

Associate

Shannon D. Powers

Of Counsel

Steven E. Roberts

Partner

Sammy Samman

Technical Advisor

James Sinton

Associate

Joe Stevens

Partner

Jon K. Stewart

Retired Partner

Frank Tolin

Of Counsel

Steve VerSteeg

Partner

Craig Williams

Associate

John Wojton

Associate

Fumiko Yamaguchi, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Jay Yates

Partner

Charles Yeh

Of Counsel

Sepp Zangeneh

Partner

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