Smartphone wireless patents: issues, strategies, and new business opportunities seminar
COM-19/VTS-06 Joint-Chapter Event
Time: 6pm-8pm, Thursday, 8/22
Place: Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Avenue Northeast
Speaker: Alex Lee, Ph. D.
Title: Smartphone Wireless Patents: Issues, Strategies, and New
Abstract: As represented by “Smartphone Patent Disputes,” patents
for smartphone became the most important strategic competition
tool among market leaders. Recent big deals for patent acquisition
among smartphone incumbents are a good example to reveal such
recognition of patent as important strategic tool for competition.
This talk is designed to present issues, strategies, and new business
opportunities regarding recent developments surrounding
smartphone wireless patents. This talk will cover following topics:
Review of current smartphone and related wireless technologies
business ecosystem; A holistic review of current issues in
smartphone patent disputes; Evolving recognition of patent’s roles:
strategic v. revenue generating tool; Strategies for developing and
exploiting smartphone wireless patents, new business opportunities
and risks for smartphone related start-ups and incumbents under the
evolving recognition of patent’s roles; and Case studies of LTE,
NFC/RFID, and emerging wireless applications for smartphones.
Bio: Alex Lee is a principal of TechIPm, LLC, which is a research
and consulting firm for emerging technology & intellectual
property management in the field of IT & telecommunications.
He is a technology and patent expert in mobile computing and
wireless communications with 20 years of experiences in research,
standardization, strategy, business development, and intellectual
property management as a researcher, manager, executive, advisor,
and professor both in the US and S. Korea. His clients include
Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Alcatel-Lucent, and Korea Telecom. He
earned his Ph.D. in physics from the Johns Hopkins University. He
is going to earn his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in
January, 2014. He is registered to practice before the US Patent and
Trademark Office. He is a member of IEEE, LES, and AIPLA.