Case Studies
Client Japan based multinational provider of IT Services and Products.
Problem & Context The client engaged SPA to map the claims of some of their patents with mobile broadband standards. The client also requested SPA to identify specific products from base station vendors/cell phone vendors which could be implementing the features of client’s patented technologies.
SPA Approach & Deliverables

A 2-member SPA team was designated full-time to work on standard essential patents request.

  • SPA reviewed the patents in detail and identified key elements of the claim under investigation.
  • Keyword searches were conducted on websites dealing with ICT-enabled systems.
  • Relevant technical specifications relating to industry-specific standards were identified and mapped with claimed elements.
  • SPA mapped critical drawings in patents to the identified technical specifications (standards).
  • Searches were conducted to identify relevant products from base station vendors / operators.
  • Identified relevant products and mapped claim elements to product features.
  • SPA also identified the standards that were being used by each of base station vendors/ operators.
Turnaround time 4 - 5 weeks
Resources / Cost
  • A 2-member team from Electronics domain
  • $15,000