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Telecommunications

Venner Shipley has thorough experience in a broad range of telecommunications technologies including 5G, with many of our patent attorneys having relevant university degree, industrial, and in-house experience.

Our attorneys have extensive experience drafting telecommunications patents, as well as prosecuting such patents at the EPO, and our attorneys have also been heavily involved in handling 5G technology patent drafting and prosecution work for universities, SMEs and a number of large multinationals. For example, our attorneys have experience working on RANs, service-based architecture (SBA), Next Generation Core Network, standalone and non-standalone 5G infrastructures, and antenna design for beamforming.

Not only do our patent attorneys have a deep understanding of 5G technology, we also have a deep understanding of the importance of the relevant Standards in this area. In particular, we appreciate that not all 5G patents that are declared by companies as being essential are actually essential. As a result, we fully appreciate the need to ensure whether possible that 5G patents are not just granted by the EPO, but that they are granted covering what is in the Standard.

Our patent attorneys also have contentious experience in the telecommunications field, working on oppositions and appeals in this area. In addition, our legal team is able to handle litigation in the telecommunications field, and our lawyers have worked on a number of high profile cases before the UK courts relating to SEP/FRAND matters. We believe that our patents team is able to expertly handle telecommunications patent prosecution and that our legal team is able to expertly handle litigation matters in this area.

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