Telecommunication technology is rapidly advancing into many business-to-business, consumer, and medical applications.
The expansive technology is converging Internet, wireless, and video into a new age of communication.
The telecommunications practice area of our firm extends to protection of innovations in technology areas such as:
- Audio and video compression
- Data networking
- Digital television
- Fiber optic transmission
- Internet and e-commerce
- Network protocols
- Wireless communications
Our attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists assist clients in obtaining, developing, and managing their intellectual property assets in this exciting environment. In addition to holding scientific degrees in electrical engineering, signal processing, computer science, and networking, many members of our professional staff have earned advanced degrees in these fields and/or bring to the practice significant industry experience.
In the area of telecommunications, we have handled cases involving the interworking between IP-based networks and legacy networks as well as network processors for deep packet inspection. We have patented technology regarding IP-based videoconferencing as well. In the sub-area of fiber optics, we have handled cases directed to multiplexers for fiber optic transmission, such as wavelength division multiplexers, reconfigurable add/drop multiplexers, and optical switches with integrated optical fabrics. Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds can also handle your litigation needs in the telecommunications area.
Our litigation experience includes:
- Represented a patent owner in an infringement action involving telecommunications technology in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. We successfully disqualified the defendant’s law firm, a major New York City patent law firm, and the case settled thereafter on terms favorable to our client.
- Defended a large telecommunications company at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in an Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) Proceeding.
- Defended a major communications company against a patent infringement action brought by a nonpracticing entity. Also defended the same communications company in a separate infringement action brought by a different nonpracticing entity on different patents.
- Defended a manufacturer of telecommunications hardware in a multi-defendant action filed in the Eastern District of Texas by a “Non-Practicing Entity.” We succeeded in obtaining dismissal with prejudice of our client from the action with no payment to the plaintiff.