Telecommunications

Although traditionally identified as a distinct industry segment encompassing service providers and related hardware and software vendors, telecommunications today intersects more and more aspects of our daily lives. It was not too long ago that the best way to communicate with a friend was to pick up the phone and dial their number; if they answered, you could have a verbal conversation with just a bit of static on the analog wire line. Now, we all have smartphones that wirelessly provide us everything from texting to two-way video chats and allow us to read the news and watch videos on those handheld devices. All enabled by innovations in telecommunications. And time keeps marching rapidly onward. With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) more and more everyday devices in the home and office will have intelligence and communication capability. What will they think of next?

Intellectual property rights, particularly patents, are all about protecting valuable innovations. Telecommunications innovation is a driving factor in large swaths of increasingly high tech industries. Attorneys and agents at our firm who focus on telecommunications and related hardware and software industries have experience with innovative technologies, such as:

Wireless communications, including:

  • Cellular networks
  • Local and personal area networks
  • Mesh and point to point wireless communications
  • Optical networking
  • RF and optical signal processing
  • Speech, image and data processing and recognition
  • Location determination and related location based services
  • Voice, data and image communication protocols
  • Consumer electronics
  • Computer hardware and programming
  • Human-machine interfaces
  • Computer or Internet implemented eCommerce
  • Networking and related computer processing for control or automation, including:
    • Lighting control
    • Building and automation control
    • Vehicle control

Our services for enterprises involved in the telecommunications industry sector include strategic counseling on portfolio development, preparation of original applications and prosecution to obtain patents, counseling on enforcement of and defense against patents, as well as representation in contested matters.