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Jonathan Broyles
Sr. Forensic Examiner
18695 Pony Express Drive #490
Parker (Denver Metro Area) CO 80138
USA
phone: 303-805-5301
fax: 303-841-7386
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Mr. Broyles represents 14 years experience in providing expert witness and forensic examination services combined with 32+ years experience in research, design & development of computer software and electronic products to include forensic lab equipment and forensic audio/video/image software.  This combination of experience gives invaluable insights into the forensic processes and application in each unique case or project.  Court Qualified.  Detail CV available on request.    

Areas of Expertise:

  • Audio, Video and Voice Recordings
  • Voice Identification / Comparison / Elimination
  • Forensic Transcription / Transcriptions
  • Surveillance/Time Lapse Video Processing
  • Authentication, Enhancement, Restoration
  • Noise Reduction /Removal / Improve Intelligibility
  • Video Frame/Field Capture and Printing
  • Signal Recovery, Restoration and Clarification
  • Magnetic Microscopy and Imaging Services
  • Media Repair and Cleaning Services
  • Recording Equipment Analysis and Testing
  • Recording Equipment Restoration
  • Playback Speed Correction
  • Media Repair and Cleaning Services
  • Many Tape and Digital Formats Supported
  • Related Litigation Support
  • Technical Research and/of Forensic Applications
  • Dictaphone Restoration and Transfer Services

Specializing in Recorded Evidence Analysis, Enhancement and Restoration Services of Video, Audio, Sound, Voice, Surveillance and Time Lapse Recordings; both digital and analog; through the use of custom and professional analysis systems.

Providing court qualified expert witness services to assist litigation support, public defenders, law enforcement, attorneys, government, and the general public.  Since 2004.  Local, nationwide and international.

Stated goal is to help you get the most from your recorded evidence.   Call now to get started.

Memberships, Affiliations and Training:

  • Audio Engineering Society (AES)
  • Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
  • Law Enforcement Video and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA)
  • New York Institute for Forensic Audio (NYIFA)
  • Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
  • International Association of Identification Rocky Mtn Division (RMDIAI)
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Barry G. Dickey
DABRE, FACFE
506 Marquis Lane
Mansfield TX 76063
USA
phone: 817-539-0930
fax: 817-473-3573
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Barry G. Dickey is the certified forensic expert for Audio Evidence Lab, a laboratory specializing in the Analysis of Audio / Video Evidence. Mr. Dickey has examined evidence in over 1500 cases in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Philippines and Europe. With over 20 years of experience, he has provided expert testimony in federal and state courts on issues involving audio, video, and voice identification. Utilizing DSP technology, analytical equipment, and microscopic resolution, Mr. Dickey employs scientifically accepted techniques to provide the critical evidence required in the courtroom.

He has consulted with news networks in reference to the "Osama bin Laden Tapes" and "2012 Presidential Debates" as well as tapes released by other foreign news networks. Recent cases also include "NFL Bountygate" and "Holy Land Foundation" investigations.

Services Include:
  • Analysis Of Audio / Video Evidence
  • Digital Enhancement / Restoration
  • Voice Identification / Elimination
  • Event / Sound Identification
  • Expert Testimony / Consultation
  • Piracy / Copyright Infringement
  • Transcription
  • 4/15/2014 · Audio Forensics
    The recent proliferation of audio and video recordings coming from various terrorist organizations around the world presents two distinct areas of concern to the forensic examiner. This article presents information on the authenticity methodology of videotapes, including a perspective on "implied evidence" and the continuing necessity for voice identification.

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    Schuyler Quackenbush, PhD
    336 Park Avenue, Suite 200
    Scotch Plains NJ 07076
    USA
    phone: 908-490-0700
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    Schuyler Quackenbush, PhD, is an expert in Speech and Audio Processing and Compression, and in Media Streaming. In addition, he is an expert in MPEG, ETSI and 3GPP speech, and audio standards.

    Dr. Quackenbush has more than 30 years of professional experience in engineering and engineering consulting, including more than 15 years as Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories and AT&T Laboratories. He has authored over 30 technical articles, books, book chapters and conference papers and is a named inventor on 22 Patents in the U.S. and one in Canada. He is currently Principal Consultant at Audio Research Labs, Faculty at New York University and Chair of the MPEG Audio subgroup.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Quackenbush has more than 10 years of experience as a patent expert witness in more than 17 matters. He has been retained for both plaintiff and defense in matters including Infringement, Non-infringement, and Petition for Inter Partes Review. In this work, he has written more than 25 expert reports , been deposed more than 12 times, and testified in court (jury trial).

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Speech and audio digital signal processing (DSP)
    • Speech and audio signal compression
    • Speech and audio compression standards: MPEG MP3, MPEG AAC, MPEG HE-AAC, MPEG Surround, MPEG Spatial Audio Object Coding (SAOC), MPEG Unified Speech, and Audio Coding (USAC); 3GPP aacPlus, Enhanced aacPlus, AMR, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+; ETSI GSM
    • Measurement of speech and audio signal quality: Mean Opinion Scores, ITU-T and ITU-R quality standards
    • Operating Systems: Linux, MS Windows (hardware drivers and GUI)
    • Programming Languages: C and C++, Matlab, shell, various assembly languages
    • Web Languages: HTML, PHP, MySQL
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    Bruce E. Koenig
    Founder
    9 Kingsland Drive
    Suite 111
    Stafford VA 22556-1353
    USA
    phone: (540) 602-2706
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    Bruce E. Koenig is the senior examiner and founder of BEK TEK LLC. He has been involved in the Forensic Analysis of Audio and Video Recordings on a full-time basis since 1974. Mr. Koenig & his associates conduct forensic examinations of audio, video & still images (e.g. JPEG) media to authenticate, improve voice intelligibility, identify/classify voice and non-voice signals, compare voice samples, and enhance video & images.

    Services Offered:
  • On-Site Evaluations of Acoustical Sounds and Environments
  • Prepares Transcriptions
  • Presents Expert Testimony
  • Assists Attorneys in Preparing for Cross-Examination of Opposing Experts
  • Evaluates Appropriate Recording and Analysis Equipment
  • Provides Forensic Training in Audio/Video Analysis
  • Conducts Research Regarding Forensic Applications
  • The formal procedures for the scientific authentication of audio media in investigative matters and legal proceedings have been updated as a result of the widespread conversion from analog to digital technology since the 1990s.

    A protocol is described to improve the voice intelligibility of investigative and other forensic audio recordings collected via digital recording systems, whether audio only or audio/video units.

    11/25/2008 · Digital Forensics
    Authenticity examinations of VHS (video home system) cassettes are commonly performed in forensic laboratories and can usually determine whether a submitted recording is original, continuous, and unaltered. One of the important determinations of this analysis is identifying any portions that have been recorded over

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    Dr. Durand R. Begault, PhD
    AFC Director
    130 Sutter Street, Floor 5
    San Francisco CA 94104
    USA
    phone: 415-397-0442
    fax: 415-397-0454
    Durand R. Begault received a PhD in Computer Audio from UC San Diego in 1988 and an MFA from Mills College in 1981. He has been associated with the Audio Forensic Center and Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc. since 1996 and has worked as an expert witness, legal consultant, and acoustical consultant on a variety of audio-related cases since 1988. Dr. Begault also holds a research position at NASA Ames Research Center and is an adjunct faculty member at McGill University. He is the author of several U.S. patents and is qualified as an expert witness in both Federal and State Courts. Dr. Begault has testified in over 40 cases on a variety of audio technology and forensic audio-related cases.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Audio Technology Patent / Intellectual Property Analyses
    • Forensic Audio and Video Tape Examination / Authentication
    • Analysis of Speech, Alarms, Warning Signal Audibility
    • Voice Identification and Elimination
    • Analysis of ‘Ear Witness’ Testimony
    • Enhancement of Speech from Noisy Audio / Video Tape Recordings
    • Music Copyright Infringement and Musicological Analysis
    • Gunshots
    • Acoustical Test and Measurement - Environmental Sound
    • Noise Exposure
    • Software / Hardware Black Box Testing for Infringement
    • Videotape Image Enhancement
    • Analysis of Digital Recordings
    Please contact the Marketing Department at Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc./Audio Forensic Center for Dr. Begault’s current CV.

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    8/30/2017 · Audio Forensics
    Recordings involving cellular telephones or personal digital assistants (“PDAs”) are increasingly the source evidence in audio forensic examinations, compared to recordings originating with other devices such as hand-held digital recorders. On modern PDA cellular telephones recordings can be made either directly to the telephone or transmitted as voice mail messages. The current investigation focuses on differences in the two types of recordings in terms of dynamic range and linearity of levels. Such information can be important for characterizing the distance of sound sources relative to the microphone and are important for understanding transformation of recorded speech and non-speech sounds.

    Durand R. Begault, PhD
    Written by an author with expertise in both theory and applications, 3D Sound for Virtual Reality and Multimedia provides readers an essential technical foundation in sound and virtual reality. The book covers components of spatial auditory displays; psychoacoustics of spatial hearing; what sounds are appropriate to spatialize; applications to human-machine interfaces (including virtual reality and multimedia); computer music; and room acoustics.
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    Ray Horak
    President
    1500A E. College Way, PMB 443
    Mt. Vernon WA 98273
    USA
    phone: 360-428-5747
    fax: 360-416-3378
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    Ray Horak is an Independent Consultant with a General Practice in Wireline and Wireless Telecommunications and Related Fields such as the Internet and Voice over IP. His 45 years’ experience includes management and executive positions with Southwestern Bell, CONTEL, and Executone prior to forming The Context Corporation.

    Ray has authored the best-selling Communications Systems & Networks, (John Wiley & Sons, 1997, 2000, and 2002), Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook (Wiley-Interscience, 2008), and Webster’s New World Telecom Dictionary (Webster’s New World, 2007). He was Senior Contributing Editor for Newton’s Telecom Dictionary (12th through 21st Editions). He has written hundreds of technical white papers, case studies, articles, and columns for major print and electronic publications such as CommWeb, Computer Telephony, Network World, The Prepaid Press, and Teleconnect. He also has served as Technical Editor for several book-length works, including Deploying Secure 802.11 Wireless Networks with Microsoft Windows (Microsoft Press, 2003). He currently is the Technology Editor for Telecom Reseller Magazine.

    Ray regularly teaches public and private seminars and has spoken before tens of thousands of telecom and IT professionals in the US and abroad as a conference keynoter, seminar and tutorial leader, panel chair, and panelist at major industry conferences such as ComNet and Networld+Interop.

    He also has provided litigation support as a consulting expert and testifying expert in a number of cases involving product / service misrepresentation and intellectual property (patent; copyright, and trademark / service mark infringement). Those cases have involved a broad range of technologies, including Automatic Telephone Dialing Systems (ATDS), DSL, E911, fax, PBX, push-to-talk (PTT), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), videoconferencing, VoIP, and voice processing.

    Ray Horak is known for his ability—both in print and in person—to translate highly complex technical subject matter into plain-English, commonsense, and thoroughly understandable terms for technical and lay audiences, alike.
    2/27/2010 · Telecommunication
    In an effort to address a growing number of telephone marketing calls and certain other telemarketing practices thought to be invasions of privacy, Congress enacted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), codified at 47 U.S.C. § 227. We all know about the restrictions on unsolicited telemarketing calls..

    9/16/2008 · Communication
    Communications is a science, an art, and a field of study, depending on the context. In simplest terms, communications is the means by which people express ideas or information

    Ray Horak, Harry Newton, Mark A. Miller
    An instant classic and a best seller, with more than 65,000 in print. It served as the basis for Horak’s more contemporary works, Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook (2008) and Webster’s New World Telecom Dictionary (2007).
    Ray Horak
    A comprehensive and authoritative telecommunications dictionary of more than 4,600 terms essential to a clear and thorough understanding of voice, data, video, and multimedia communications system and network technologies, applications, and regulations. Webster’s is an absolutely unimpeachable resource written by a recognized expert in the field. Webster’s enjoys great critical acclaim, as do all of Horak’s works.
    Ray Horak
    The one book you’ll need to understand the entire telecom landscape, from copper to fiber, wireline to wireless, LANs to MANs to WANs, TDM to IP, AAL to Zigbee and everything in between. Written in a plain-English, commonsense style by an authority on the subject, this critically acclaimed book is at just the right level for the serious professional who wants to get at the whole truth—without the math.
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    David H. Williams
    PO Box 220442
    Saint Louis MO 63122
    USA
    phone: 203-423-9015
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    David Williams Telecommunications Expert PhotoDavid H. Williams is an internationally-known expert in the Wireless / Mobile Location field and President and Founder of E911-LBS Consulting. Litigation Support - Mr. Williams provides the highest quality and most impactful expert witness services related to wireless location, across the full range of IP / Patent, criminal, and civil case dimensions from the most technical to those regarding business methods. His services include forensic analysis, reports, and testimony on the validity and accuracy of various types of cell phone/sensor location surveillance devices and associated tracking using GPS, Call Detail Records(CDRs), Cellebrite data extraction, and other location data sources. He is an expert in determining how social media and other mobile application usage can play a key part in various cases.

    Mr. Williams has successfully provided expert witness services in over 100 patent, civil, criminal, anti-trust, and ITC cases, including several successful Inter Parte Reexaminations (IPRs) and numerous civil, criminal, and law enforcement administrative proceedings. His credentials in wireless location prior art go as far back as the early 1980s. He has been deposed 8 times and testified in arbitration proceedings and the Eastern District of Texas, winning both IPR and infringement cases. His work with both prosecution and defendants have resulted in numerous key wins/favorable outcomes. His experience is differentiated based not only the amount of experience but its type, having worked "on-the-inside" of various carriers and location-service application developers. This enables knowing the right questions to ask of such providers, and to "break through the wall" that such providers often put up in litigation.

    The basis of Mr. Williams' expertise is his 30+ years in mobile/wireless communications and information technology solutions design, implementation and ongoing management, Mr. Williams has extensive experience in the activities and issues needed to get mobile location applications to market, including design at the application, system, interface / integration, network, IT, operational and customer facing levels. Mr. Williams has extensive expertise in all aspects of LBS delivery across the mobile location ecosystem including enabling network communications, location technologies / sensors, map data, geospatial platform / GIS, GPS and other location chipsets, location data management, and device, infrastructure, and integration providers. David Williams has developed and implemented industry-leading product and technology strategies and solutions for numerous LBS applications and markets and provides consulting and research services to some of the leading carriers and enterprises in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. His client list includes Apple, AT&T, FedEx, GE, GM, Google, The Houston Police Department, The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, Samsung, Sprint, Toyota, Verizon Wireless, and numerous medium, small, and startup companies, plus numerous law firms of all sizes. He also provides support to various State Public Defenders Offices on a partial pro-bono basis. 

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Mobile Location-Based Services
    • Wireless 911 (E911); NG911
    • GPS Systems; Network-Based Location Determination Systems
    • Indoor Location Systems, incl. Real Time Location Systems (RTLS); RFID and other RF-based Location systems; WiFi-enabled positioning systems (WPS); Beacon-based systems; Hybrids/Combinations
    • Wireless Network Location Design
    • Location Data Privacy Protection and Data Security Design
    • People, Wearables Tracking / Monitoring
    • Asset Tracking / Location Management
    • Telematics / Driverless Car Ecosystem
    • Navigation Systems; PNDs
    • Map Data, Digital Mapping and GIS
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle; Fleet Management
    • Mobile Social / Business Networking
    • GPS Forensics; Mobile / IT Integration
    • Location-centric Process Design
    • Mobile Product Design / Implementation
    • M2M, Smart Grid / Energy Systems
    • LBS Big Data and Cloud Computing

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    Ray W. Nettleton
    Telecommunications Expert / Consultant
    23301 Ridge Route, SPC 112
    Laguna Hills CA 92653
    USA
    phone: 949-916-2960 Cell: 303-809-4223
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    Dr. Ray Nettleton is globally known for his expertise in Telecommunications, Satellite, Cellular, and Wireless Networks. Dr. Nettleton's career has included roles as an entrepreneur, corporate officer, international businessperson, engineer, educator, author, lecturer, and researcher. He is a life member of the IEEE.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Nettleton has served as consultant and expert witness in over 60 high profile regulatory, patent infringement, breach of contract, theft of IP, and other cases. He has provided expert witness testimony to Government hearings in Colombia, Brazil, New Zealand, Poland, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Philippines, and the FCC.

    Client attorneys include Wilmer Hale, Keker Van Nest, Latham Watkins, McKool Smith, Orrick, Hogan & Hartson, Freeborn & Peters, Patton Boggs, Kenyon & Kenyon, Finnegan Henderson, Alston Bird, Workman Nydegger, Ropes & Gray, Baker Botts, and Wilson Sonsini.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Telecommunications
    • Wireless
    • Radio
    • Networks
    • Wireless Networks
    • Cellular Network
  • Wireless Standards
  • Satellite
  • Wireless LANs
  • Wi-Fi
  • WiLan
  • 3G, 4G
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    David Shaw
    9 Wimpole Street
    London W1G 9SG
    GBR
    phone: 44-207-193-8355
    David Shaw is an independent Technical and ICT Expert and Consultant involved in a wide range of high profile System, Integrations, remedial work on Failed Systems and Programs, Litigation, Expert Witness, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial and Ultra-High Speed Trading Systems, Cyberwarfare and Defence work.

    Services Offered:
  • Governance
  • Strategy
  • Programme Definition
  • Capability
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Process Engineering
  • Portfolio Management
  • Programme Management Office Implementation
  • Individual Assignments
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    Jacob Sharony, PhD, MBA
    Principal Scientist
    info@wirelessexpertconsulting.com
    Deer Park NY 11729
    USA
    phone: 888-829-2457
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    Jacob Sharony, PhD, MBA, has over 25 years of experience in Mobile and Wireless Technologies. He is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching wireless technologies and applications. He also served as a faculty member of the electrical and computer engineering department and director of the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology at Stony Brook University. Dr. Sharony held engineering and management positions in diverse technology disciplines at Time Warner Cable, Motorola, BAE Systems, NEC Research Institute, and IBM Research. He has over 50 US patents (pending and issued) and has served on several government expert panels. Litigation Support - Dr. Sharony provides Patent and Class Action litigation support and expert consulting in mobile and wireless technologies. This includes patent infringement and invalidity analysis, FRAND analysis, writing expert reports, and deposition, and testimony in court. His deep knowledge of target markets, including telecom, healthcare, logistics, transportation, government, hospitality, mobile commerce and supply chain management, combined with extensive expertise in wireless and mobile technologies ensure innovative and successful solutions. Areas of Expertise:

    • WiFi
    • 4G LTE and WiMAX
    • 5G Access / Backhaul
    • Millimeter Waves (mmWave) 60 GHz
    • Bluetooth / BLE
    • ZigBee
    • MIMO
    • VoIP
    • RTLS
    • RFID
    • IoT
    • M2M
    • Wireless Sensing Technologies
    • Antenna Issues
    • Small Cell Issues
    • Security Issues

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    Keith Mallinson
    Telecommunications Expert
    8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
    Boston MA 02109
    USA
    phone: 617-418-3977
    fax: 617-848-3796
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    Keith Mallinson Telecommunications Expert PhotoKeith Mallinson has more than 25 years of experience in the Telecommunications Industry: as a research analyst, consultant and testifying expert witness. Complementing his industry focus, he has a broad skill set including technologies, market analysis, regulation, economics and finance.

    Background Information - Prior to founding WiseHarbor in 2006, Mallinson led Yankee Group's global Wireless/Mobile research and consulting team as Executive Vice President, based in Boston, from 2000. Until then, he had overall responsibility for the firm's European division, as Managing Director from 1995. Prior to that he was the European Research Director.

    Keith Mallinson started his career in military communications design, project management and commercial systems engineering at the UK Ministry of Defence. He also worked as an engineer at an electronic security systems company. For several years he was a director at a seed capital investment firm specializing in ICT and biotechnology. He has an undergraduate electronic engineering degree from London University's Imperial College and an MBA from the London Business School, including an academic exchange with Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Illinois.

    Mr. Mallinson has published numerous articles and speaks publicly at major industry events on a wide variety of topics including next generation mobile network technologies, broadband wireless, fixed mobile convergence and substitution, handset semiconductor technologies, intellectual property patents and licensing, emerging markets in developing nations, mobile search and advertising.

    Litigation Support - Having published research on a wide variety of commercial, technical, and regulatory matters, Keith Mallinson applies his skills in market and competitive analysis, in advocacy, and expert testimony. He couples sector knowledge with financial and economic analysis to derive valuations or estimate litigation damages. His skills span Telecommunication Industry Analysis and Patent Licensing. Mr. Mallinson's services are available to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cell Towers, Cell Masts and Micro Sites
    • Radio and Core Network Equipment
    • Devices including smartphones
    • Telecommunications Chips and Software
    • Mobile Voice and Messaging
  • Video Processing
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Telecommunications Innovation
  • Telecommunications Competition
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing
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    In March 2015, IEEE significantly amended its patent policy in what was couched as an "update" but that seeks to significantly revise commitments from parties holding patent claims essential to IEEE standards to license those rights on reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) terms. Changes disallow patent holders from receiving any value attributable to the standards, require licensing at the smallest saleable patent practicing unit level, and deny these rights holders entitlement to seek an injunction against an unlicensed implementer until appellate review is exhausted. IEEE’s stated objective was to protect implementers from patent holdup, which was alleged without any substantiation.[1] IEEE is promoting, by reducing technology licensing costs, the short-term interests of certain implementers while undermining standard-essential patent values and the ability of SEP owners to receive adequate compensation, they are entitled to, from licensing their SEPs.

    8/24/2018 · Telecommunication
    At last, American authorities are also beginning to do the right thing for owners of standard-essential patents. Under the previous administration of President Barack Obama, America's agencies did the wrong thing by seriously undermining standard-essential patents in various ways. For example, this existentially threatened the independence of Qualcomm, which relies substantially on its patent-licensing business to fund long-term R&D including that in upcoming 5G mobile communications. Thankfully, President Donald Trump's administration has recognised the important need to support, not undermine, the nation's technology innovators, and uphold their patent rights, as enshrined in the US Constitution.

    In a major ruling that underscores judicial independence, federal judge Richard J. Leon has just unconditionally approved the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, rebuffing the US government's effort to stop the $85.4 billion deal.

    7/10/2018 · Telecommunication
    Major innovations in cellular technologies arise largely from the substantial Research and Development (R&D) investments and inventions of relatively few companies, followed by widespread collaborations including many more in the process of standard setting.

    6/14/2018 · Telecommunication
    While Ericsson is a leading contributor to mobile communications standards, a US District Court in California has significantly undervalued Ericsson's standard-essential patents (SEPs) by relying heavily on flawed "top-down" valuation analysis that prorates royalties by company for 2G, 3G and 4G based on SEP counting. This analysis applies a series of inaccurate assumptions which whittle down royalty rates from an understated notional maximum in a succession of unreliable steps. The resulting rates derived are a lot lower than those found in a European court's FRAND determination for the same company in the same year (2017) and for the same 2G, 3G, and 4G patent portfolios. The differences between these US and European determinations are irreconcilable.

    5/24/2018 · Telecommunication
    Radio spectrum is the lifeblood of wireless networks. Traditional methods of doling out spectrum have somewhat hindered rather than helped maximize the availability of affordable Internet access, even if this was not the case with voice and text. Instead of seeking to aggrandize auction proceeds by creating scarcity, more flexible allocations including shared as well as traditional licensed and unlicensed assignments are required.

    5/4/2018 · Patents
    I participated as a panelist in a session entitled, "Economists: Do They Have a Place?," at the Patents in Telecoms and the Internet of Things conference at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on November 10, 2017. This article is substantially my remarks in that conference panel session. Before my remarks, Stephen Haber of Stanford University said that I had posed the defining question for the entire conference in an audience question-and-answer exchange the previous day. It had perturbed me to hear a panel speaker mischaracterize the communications standards as platforms of preexisting technologies upon which Internet of Things (IoT) innovation will occur. In response, I said that communications standards are rich in technology innovation and patented intellectual property.

    4/10/2018 · Telecommunication
    As I explained in IP Finance last week, following President Trump's blocking of Broadcom's hostile bid to acquire Qualcomm, by remaining independent the cellular technology leader will be able to maintain its long-term commitment to high levels of R&D investment (at 23 percent of sales recently), most significantly including that in 5G communications standard-essential IP.

    3/20/2018 · Telecommunication
    The broadband performance and economics of cellular with 4G and 5G is making it possible for many of us to do without any wired connection at all - already including those who, on average, stream up to an hour of video per day. Nevertheless, most homes will continue to need fixed connections; but 5G fixed-wireless access will serve many of these.

    2/20/2018 · Telecommunication
    At a conference entitled Patents in Telecoms & the Internet of Things, at George Washington University in the District of Columbia last week, I was perturbed to hear a speaker mischaracterizing the communications standards as platforms of preexisting technologies upon which IoT innovation will occur. Major research and development investments are being made in communications technologies and standards to satisfy the anticipated demands of 5G and IoT. In fact, these investments, with significant innovations resulting already, are largely a leap of faith in advance of hoped-for IoT applications development and proof of demand for these.

    1/24/2018 · Telecommunication
    Consumers are only beginning to use LTE in unlicensed spectrum. So far chatter has mostly been about operator trials, commercial chipsets and sales of devices to seed the market before anyone is to be able to use the new service feature. Nevertheless, the commercial impact will be quite dramatic within a few years.

    The new US Department of Justice antitrust leader says antitrust enforcers are too accommodating to IP implementers when in dispute with standard-essential patent owners. Instead, patent owners should be allowed to decide how they want to exercise their property rights: "under the antitrust laws, a unilateral refusal to license a valid patent should be per se legal" – he also reminds us "the right to exclude is one of the most fundamental bargaining rights the patent owner possesses."

    10/4/2017 · Telecommunication
    Technology innovation by chip, device and equipment vendors plus intense competition among national oligopolies of mobile network operators has improved cellular performance and reduced costs to the enormous benefit of consumers. Meanwhile, recent financial gains in the mobile ecosystem are largely accruing to Silicon Valley's tech titans including Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Netflix. The massive network investments required for 5G may not be forthcoming if this imbalance persists.