Alexander Resources

 
 Wireless Patent Analysis Services

Alexander Resources specializes in the analysis of infringement, validity, and valuation of wireless communications patents. Over the past twenty-one years, we have analyzed hundreds of patents covering a variety of wireless technologies, networks, standards, spectrum, devices, phones, services, business and billing practices.






 
Our patent analysis services are focused on the following technologies, standards, networks, products and services:
3G 4G CDMA
Cell Phones Cellular Bluetooth
GSM LTE Messaging
Mobile Mobile Phones Smartphones
Spectrum UMTS WCDMA
Wireless

Our work in wireless communications began in 1990. This work has included numerous patent analysis projects, product development projects, expert witness engagements, research reports, and seminars. As a result, we have developed an in-depth knowledge and understanding of nearly every facet of wireless communications.

We regularly assist law firms and corporate clients in defending against and asserting claims of patent infringement and patent validity. Our patent analysis services include:

Our wireless patent analysis, consulting, and research services have addressed:
  • 2G, 3G and 4G wireless network technologies, architectures, and standards
    • Including functions, protocols, interfaces, signalling and messages for:
      • 3GPP, GPRS, EDGE, GSM, GSM MAP, HSPA (HSDPA, HSUPA & HSPA+), SAE, EPS, EPC, LTE, OFDM, OFDMA, UMTS, WCDMA, 3GPP2, 1xRTT, CDMA, CDMA2000, EV-DO, IS-95, IMT-Advanced, IMT-2000, FDMA, TDMA, IS-41C & WIN, IS-54, IS-136, FDD & TDD
      • European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and Third Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2) standards
      • Wireless Radio Signaling (modulation and encoding)
        • Analog (Amplitude, Frequency and Phase); Digital Amplitude (ASK), Frequency (FSK), and Phase (PSK)
    • Wireless network terminals, phones and devices
      • Including 2G, 3G and 4G wireless phones, feature phones, smartphones, iPhones & Android devices
      • Architecture, functions, Operating Systems/OS, Graphical User Interfaces (GUI), text input, SIM cards, USIM cards, UICC smart card, activation, registration, authorization, Web browsers, filters and access control
    • Wireless network messaging: Email, SMS, EMS, MMS, voice mail, mobile instant messaging, picture/video messages, ringtones, ringback tones, and answer tones
    • Systems, methods, practices, standards and technologies used to manage, store, generate, send, and receive voice, text, MMS and SMS messages
    • Wireless communications applications and services
    • Wireless network triangulation and location determination
      • LoCation Services (LCS) and Positioning methods (/locating methods) and technologies
      • Wireless phone tracking data/cell site data
      • Sender and receiver identity and location
    • Wireless network billing and charging systems including usage information (Charging/Call Data Records - CDR), usage collection, rating, charging, call event, accounting and billing
    • Alternative Wireless Voice and Data Networks
      • IEEE 802.11/Wi-Fi/WLAN
      • IEEE 802.15.1 Bluetooth
      • IEEE 802.15.4 Zigbee
     

    Patent Infringement Analysis and Patent Validity Analysis

    As a result of our ongoing consulting, research and analysis in wireless communications we are qualified to help you:

    • Defend and counter a claim of infringement against your patents and products
    • Identify other patents or products that infringe your patents
    • Identify wireless communications standards (and the products and systems that incorporate these standards) that infringe your patents

    Our Patent Infringement Analysis and Patent Validity Analysis programs address three aspects of patent infringement and validity:

    Examination of a patent's validity

    Determine infringement between a client's and a competitor's patents, products and services

    Determine if any wireless technical standard(s) infringes a client’s patent

    This program consists of the following elements:

    Determine if a patent is valid based on an analysis of corresponding/related patents and products at the time the subject patent was granted.

    Determine the extent to which a patent’s claims, capabilities, technologies, and features were novel, or were obvious in light of the state of the art at the time patented.

    Evaluate the technical merits of the claims and technologies of the patent to determine if they are applied in a meaningful way to the patent’s product/service.

    Examine the patent's claims for accuracy and completeness.

    This program consists of the following elements:

    Identify and analyze the key technologies, features, and capabilities in each of the competitor’s and client's patents, products, or services that closely match or are equivalent to each other and a patent's key claims, capabilities, technologies, and features.

    Determine to what extent any infringement exists (literal or equivalent) and what type (direct, indirect, or contributory) by performing a claim-by-claim/technology/
    feature/capability evaluation.

    This program consists of the following elements:

    Identify the key technologies, features, and capabilities in each standard that closely match or are equivalent to the client’s patent key claims, capabilities, technologies, and features.

    Determine to what extent any infringement exists (literal or equivalent) and what type (direct, indirect, or contributory) by performing a claim-by-claim/
    technology/feature/
    capability evaluation

    The typical deliverable from these programs is a report and/or presentation (privately, at deposition and trial) that includes claims charts (proof packages), infringement and validity arguments

    • Our report/presentation provides a detailed technical analysis of the patent or device in question, interpretation of the patent and review of the claims. It presents the hard evidence needed to prove or disprove patent or product infringement or validity in an easy to read, understandable format. We deliver our reports on time and in a format suited to our clients’ needs.
     

    Patent Valuation Analysis

    In addition to our Patent Infringement and Patent Validity programs, we are qualified to provide two other services: Market Valuation and Royalties & Damages Assessments

    Market Valuation Patent Royalties & Damages Assessment
    We identify a patent’s technologies or capabilities that may be valuable to a potential licensee or purchaser.

    Perform a Patent Infringement Analysis to insure the patent in question does not infringe on any other patent.

    Perform a Patent Validity Analysis to evaluate the quality, novelty, and technical merits of the claims and technologies of the patent and determine if they are applied in a meaningful way to the patent’s product/service.

    Qualify and quantify the potential market value of a product/service developed from the specific patent and its technologies or capabilities.
    For the computation of royalties and damages we are qualified to assess the market value of a patent and its claims via:

    Entire market value rule (EMVR) analysis.

    Product value apportionment analysis: how much value a patented and non-patented component or feature contributes to the customer demand for the entire product.

    Analysis of the "smallest salable patent practicing unit" and the value of the incremental benefit

    Determining the extent to which a patented feature constitutes the basis for customer demand

    Determining whether a patented feature was critical to market acceptance

    Methodology for Computing the Value of an Infringing Feature: Feature Valuation Analysis and Computation Algorithm

    Scenarios for Royalty Computation


     

    Patent Consultations, Examinations and Infringement Avoidance programs

    In addition to our Patent Infringement Analysis, Patent Validity Analysis, and Patent Valuation Analysis Services we offer:

    • Consultations on Patent Infringement Avoidance
      • A patent infringement avoidance program provides a comprehensive evaluation of the client's product or process. It may include evaluations of alternatives to the client's current products or processes and identify patent validity issues.
    • Patentability Examinations
      • This program examines questions of priority of invention and questions of patentability between a pending patent application and one or more unexpired patents and/or applications claiming the same subject matter.
    • Patent Reexaminations
      • This program addresses the issue of patentability of one or more claims of an issued patent in view of prior art patents and printed publications.

    Scope

    Our work in patent infringement and patent validity is limited to technical and business analysis of mobile, cellular or wireless technologies, networks, standards, spectrum, devices, phones, services, markets, business and billing practices.

    While we serve both law firms and corporate clients, we primarily limit our work to patents involving mobile, cellular and wireless technologies, networks, standards, business practices, products and services. We will however, be happy to discuss patents involving other telecommunications products and services.
     

    Management

    Our Patent Infringement Analysis, Patent Validity Analysis, and Patent Valuation Analysis Services are headed by Jerry Kaufman, the president of Alexander Resources. In addition to managing all patent projects, he directly manages the research and production of all reports and testimony. He personally testifies at trial and depositions.

    Please refer to Mr. Kaufman's biography for additional information on his background and capabilities.




    For a confidential review of your requirements please contact Jerry Kaufman at 972-818-8225 or via e-mail at JKaufman@AlexanderResources.com




















 
For a confidential review of your requirements, please contact Jerry Kaufman at 972-818-8225 or via e-mail at: JKaufman@AlexanderResources.com

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