Overview of selected projects: 


Project Scope

IPR strategy working for a mobile network operator

To review documents, interview the management in technical, patent and procurement departments, and to elaborate options for strategic IPR targets by proposing strategic targets and measures needed to support them.

Terminals working for a mobile network operator

To provide know-how on the handset market, technologies and key component suppliers, and to provide input for a mid to long-term terminal strategy.

Provide technical expertise and witnesses in two litigations in UK between Nokia and Interdigital. (Hillebrand CE GmbH worked for Nokia.)

  • UK1: GSM
  • UK2: UMTS portfolio of IDC containing 29 patents declared as essential by the owner. Only one was partly declared to be essential by the court, the remaining patents were either withdrawn or declared to be non-essential by the court
  • UK3

Provide technical expertise and witnesses in the litigation in the UK between Nokia and Qualcomm. (Hillebrand CE GmbH worked for Nokia.)

Qualcomm sought an injunction based on two CDMA patents they declared to be essential for GSM. The court revoked the patents.

Provide expertise on the ETSI IPR Policy to several manufacturers

These litigations were ended by an agreement between the parties.

IPR portfolio analysis

Analysis and evaluation of large patent portfolios for acquisition resp. license negotiations. Including many cases of final patent revocation/nullification.


Company evaluation working for a private equity fund

Analysis of the strength of the product portfolio and market position and expectations for a smaller mobile manufacturer.

Spectrum allocation impacts of carrier aggregation and MIMO standardization

In-depth analysis of the 3GPP status quo and work program on carrier aggregation and MIMO. Thorough technical evaluation.

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