LOS ANGELES (March 5, 2008)—Christie, Parker & Hale LLP (CPH), one of Southern California's leading intellectual property law firms, today announced that it completed the sale of a U.S. patent earlier obtained on behalf of one of its clients, Dr. Irving Reed, a well-known mathematician and engineer in the area of telecommunications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The patent relates to communication technology and, more particularly, to a self-synchronizing adaptive multistage receiver for wireless communication systems. Specifically, the patent is directed to an adaptive near-far resistant receiver for wireless communication systems, such as asynchronous DS-CDMA systems without the use of prior synchronization. The only requirement for the receiver is knowledge of the spreading code of the desired user. Also there is no need of a training period or of data-free observations.
This technology may be used for voice and data communications, and is keenly suited for mobile phones. The identity of the buyer remains confidential, according to Raymond R. Tabandeh, the CPH partner who prosecuted the patent, negotiated and closed the deal.
Tabandeh said, "It was an honor to be able to work with Dr. Reed to prepare and obtain the patent. As people familiar with the industry know, Dr. Reed is best known for co-inventing error-correcting and error-detecting codes known as Reed-Solomon codes, as well as co-inventing Reed-Muller code.
"We are pleased by the final negotiated terms of this deal and for being able to provide our client with substantial and well-deserved value for his high-quality patent," concluded Tabandeh. "Our firm’s considerable expertise in telecommunications intellectual property enables us to leverage the value of a patent like Dr. Reed’s to its fullest, drawing on resources from all areas of our practice."
Tabandeh described Christie, Parker & Hale's experience representing patent clients in the telecommunication industry as "extensive and encompassing a veritable ‘blue-chip’ list of companies." The clients have included Broadcom Corporation, Qualcomm, Alcatel-Lucent, Cielo, KDDI Corporation, Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, and Santur Corporation, among others, Tabandeh added.
About Christie, Parker & Hale
Christie, Parker & Hale is a leading intellectual property law firm operating at the intersection of science, technology and the law. Engaged exclusively in all aspects of intellectual property law, most of the firm’s attorneys hold degrees in engineering or the sciences, bringing added value and perspective to client service. Drawing on a 54-year heritage, the firm continues to propel innovation and stimulate business growth by protecting its clients’ most valuable assets – intellectual property.
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