PA\'s IPR Services In Wireless Technology - May 2009

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PA\'s IPR Services In Wireless Technology - May 2009

  1. 1. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology Introduction to PA’s IPR Services Graham Bell May 2009
  2. 2. Contents • Introduction to PA • PA’s Communications and Electronic Systems • Examples of our Technology Development • PA’s Intellectual Property Services Page 2 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  3. 3. Introduction to PA. . . Summary of PA • Founded 60 years ago Lysaker Helsinki • Utrecht Stockholm More than 40 offices in 20 countries Moscow Copenhagen UK: Dublin Prague Kazakhstan London Frankfurt Cambridge, MA Paris Romania Madison Cambridge Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan Bosnia & Herz Georgia New York Boulder Chicago • Belfast Armenia Beijing Tajikistan Princeton Around 3,000 people Turkmenistan Tokyo Los Angeles Birmingham Washington Houston Jordan Glasgow Egypt Pakistan Manchester Mexico Bangladesh Hong Kong Barbados • Bangalore Major focus on technology Nigeria Kuala Lumpur Singapore Jakarta • Lima Major presence in wireless and 3G Buenos Aires • = PA office Sydney Pioneer in Software Defined Radio (SDR) for Auckland Melbourne Wellington wireless infrastructure and terminals • Leading provider of support in wireless IPR HQ in London Cambridge Technology Centre Page 3 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  4. 4. PA’s Communications and Electronic Systems … PA’s Communications and Electronic Systems Part of PA’s Global Technology Group. We are a group of engineers and Networks scientists based in our Cambridge Technology Centre in the UK. Applications Our skills cover all aspects of technology development, including: • Radio front-end design Protocol Stack • Baseband hardware, FPGA and ASIC • Embedded software and protocol Embedded Software stacks • Handset Applications • Network design Baseband hardware Radio front-end We provide expert technical services to our clients in wireless technologies Page 4 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  5. 5. PA’s Communications and Electronic Systems … PA’s Communications and Electronic Systems We help our clients develop and grow their businesses through Innovation and the application of Technology. We do this in three main areas: • Providing strategic advice on the application of technology • Improving our clients’ effectiveness in product innovation and manufacturing • Complementing our clients’ capability by developing technologies for them Page 5 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  6. 6. Technology Development … Two decades providing leading edge technology 2005: World’s first 2001: Real time video 1999: First 3G 3G software telephony over packet video call demo, defined channels, with with Motorola interference test Alphamosaic simulator 2007: PA helps 1989: GSM develop the first equaliser Vodafone-only demo branded handset 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 1985 1995: GSM chipset development for 2007: Mobile 2006: PA leads a Far Eastern WiMAX 1999: Ubinetics consortium Manufacturer 2002: multi-mode development using spin-out – developing 3G base station SDR techniques World’s first 3G technologies for baseband, with test mobile Galileo ADI Page 6 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  7. 7. Technology Development … 3G Development: PA Ventures: UbiNetics • Formed in January 1999 - spun off from wireless technology • Using IPR developed by PA Consulting to deliver products • Wireless solutions to voice and data centric markets • Solutions for 3G in test and tools markets • Customisation of wireless technology using established agility • Sold to Cambridge Silicon Radio and Aeroflex in 2005 Page 7 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  8. 8. Technology Development … PA’s 3G developments – fixed wireless access • Hardware and Radio for innovative service • Wireless “last mile access” • Complex modulation • High power output • Thermal management • Engineered for initial production run • Plastics designed and prototyped in house Page 8 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  9. 9. PA helped Vodafone to develop the first Vodafone-only branded handset • Vodafone decided to commission Huawei Technologies to develop and manufacture a customised, competitively-priced 3G handset. • Vodafone asked PA to help ensure a successful outcome within the challenging nine-month timescale • PA helped Vodafone to gain the benefits of offshore development – fast delivery at lower cost – with minimal risk and no sacrifice of quality • The project was outstandingly successful. The Vodafone 710 3G handset was delivered on schedule, and Vodafone launched the product across Europe in October 2006. Page 9 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  10. 10. PA’s role coordinating Galileo Development • PA led a consortium of European companies developing technologies for Europe’s Galileo Satellite Navigation System. • The GREAT has delivered a library of IP blocks, which deliver “best in class” price/performance for a Galileo receiver for Location Based Service applications – exploiting the special capabilities of the Galileo signal. • The programme has demonstrated a system built using the results of the work by different members of the consortium including advanced baseband algorithms Page 10 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  11. 11. IPR Services … PA’s IPR Services PA Consulting Group has been active in IPR in mobile technologies for over 12 years. We are engineers, not lawyers, but we have a good understanding of claim language. About 80% of our business is technology development for our clients in 2.5G/3G and beyond 3G technologies. We use of understanding of patents and our expertise in the standards to provide IPR services to our clients. We offer two services in IPR: • Standard reports • Custom IPR consulting Services We are members of ETSI, UMTS Forum and the WiMAX Forum and have links with IP thought leaders including the European Commissions and a network of patent attorneys and law firms. We have supported a number of high profile litigation cases in the US, UK and Europe. Page 11 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  12. 12. Standard IPR Reports … PA’s Standard IPR Reports We currently offer a number of standard reports including: • How to license GSM - which summarizes who owns Essential IP, how they tend to behave, what royalty rate they are likely to charge and licensing strategies • PA’s patent-by-patent analysis of patents declared Essential to 3G. PA’s reports are well known in the industry and have been purchased by more than 20 leading manufacturers of infrastructure and handsets • Customers include some of the biggest players in 3G • Customers range across Europe, US, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. We believe we are the only independent source of information on the truly Essential patents and this is reflected in the industry recognition for our services. Page 12 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  13. 13. Standard IPR Reports … PA’s 3G Essential IPR reports – a patent-by-patent analysis PA has taken the lists of patents declared to ETSI and ARIB (several thousand families) and evaluated each one against the 3G specifications to understand whether it is really Essential or just a useful implementation. This information has been captured into a database (part of the deliverable) and we provide a report analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of various companies. We have packages for: • WCDMA/HSDPA • cdma2000 1x/EV-DO • 3GPP-LTE Page 13 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  14. 14. Custom IPR Consulting Services … Custom Consulting Services in IPR In addition to our standard reports we also provide customized IP consultancy: • Patent strategy – Although companies recognize that patents have value, they often don't maximize the benefit of this early enough when developing IP. PA provides strategic consulting services to help companies target and exploit IP to achieve maximum value. • Patent mining – We search your patent portfolio to locate patents you own which might be Essential to the various wireless standards. Our evaluation methodology allows us to rapidly cut down hundreds of candidate patents into a few tens which can be further evaluated. Claim charts can be developed if required. • Patent Evaluation – Our skills in patent evaluation and ten years' experience in wireless patent evaluations and the licensing industry are at your disposal. Typically we are asked to develop claim charts for specific patents or assist in developing a licensing strategy. • Prior Art Searching – We provide technical expertise to identify if components of the invention claimed in a patent were known prior to the filing of the patent and thus are invalid. This information can be used by patent attorneys as defense against alleged infringement action, or as leverage in negotiation with other parties for patent acquisition. • Litigation Support – Either direct support to attorneys or testifying expert. PA provides individuals with technical experience in developing wireless products with specific expertise and real industry knowledge. Page 14 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  15. 15. Custom IPR Consulting Services … WiMAX Patent Evaluation - Siemens Siemens has an extensive portfolio of Intellectual Property (IP) including WCDMA, cdma2000 and WiMAX. To optimize licensing revenues, Siemens’ licensing division needs to understand which patents are Technically Essential. Siemens turned to PA for help. PA used its rapid patent evaluation skills to locate potentially Essential patents from large candidate lists. PA’s engineers then worked with Siemens’ patent attorneys and engineers to evaluate these potentially Essential patents in detail, including developing claim charts where appropriate. PA’s efforts helped Siemens grow its Essential IP portfolio in the technologies of interest and present a clear picture of the portfolio to its licensees. Page 15 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology
  16. 16. Contact details For more information, contact: Graham Bell Communications and Electronic Systems Cambridge Technology Centre Melbourn Hertfordshire Tel: +44 1763 267 325 E-mail: graham.bell@paconsulting.com Page 16 © PA Knowledge Limited 2009. Intellectual Property in Wireless Technology

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