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Strategic Counseling: Knowing Standards and the Technologies Behind Them

As technology advances, it becomes increasingly complex.  Standards are created, in part, to enable interoperability of components of complex technologies.  Navigating standards, Standards Development Organization (SDO) compliance, and patent pools can be just as complex as the technology.  We’re here to help.

With the largest electrical practice group in Philadelphia, we have a deep bench of professionals experienced in various standards, especially wireless communication standards.   Some of the standards we work with most commonly are listed below, and a more complete listing may be found by following the links embedded below:

  • CDMA2000 1xRTT, EVDO
  • IEEE 802.11b/e/g/n and 802.16e/m
  • HDMI
  • MPEG4

Volpe and Koenig professionals work closely with many clients who participate in SDOs.  We understand how critical the timing of standards contributions can be to their adoption.  We know the unique prior art issues presented by prior versions and releases of standards.  We also have experience  assisting clients with their declaration of essential intellectual property rights (IPR) to SDOs.

Perhaps most importantly, Volpe and Koenig professionals understand the technology behind the standards.  In addition to preparing claim charts to various standards, our professionals recognize the challenges in crafting detectable claims that cover various implementations of a standardized technology.

Contact us today to learn how we can best help navigate standards and to sign up to receive our newsletter.