Telecommunications and Wireless


HEA’s telecommunications, wireless, and electronics team has years of experience obtaining, negotiating, and enforcing intellectual property and commercial rights on behalf of some of the largest global companies in the telecommunications industry.  Representative clients include a former “Baby Bell,” a global telecom carrier, a satellite carrier, and one of the largest telecom data equipment manufacturers.

In addition to our legal experience, our team includes a former telecom engineer and software developer (who worked at fixed line broadband startups and a satellite carrier), USPTO patent examiners that examined hundreds of patent applications directed to communications technologies. Our team also includes members holding advanced engineering degrees in the relevant fields.  This combination of legal and technical experience has resulted in hundreds of telecom related patents and positive business and technology transaction related outcomes for our clients.

We develop comprehensive business solutions for our clients by assisting with the following intellectual property and technology transaction matters:

  • Patent Drafting and Prosecution of US and international application
  • Technology Transactions for Communications Technology including:
    • Procurement, Licensing, and Sale of Communications Technology
    •  Joint Venture, Development, and Teaming Agreements
    • Building and Negotiating Custom and Template Agreements
    • Pre-release Product Review and Clearance
    • Product White Labeling
    • Build vs. Buy Legal Analysis
    • NDA
    • Trademark Clearance and Protection
  • IP audit (trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret)
  • Counseling regarding “patent versus trade secret” calculation
  • Validity, Infringement, and Freedom-to-Operate Opinions
  • PTAB litigation
  • District Court Litigation
  • Confidentiality issues
  • Open Source Issues
  • Minimizing Risks in Third Party License Audits