In addition to the finding that your patent claim is actually used in a device, the importance of the described function in the implementation determines the achievable patent yield or compensation and accordingly defines the procedure. This means a clear focus of patent infringement analysis on key technologies.
Our core competencies have already found application in the following areas of technology.
Industry standards and implementation suggestions provide a good starting point for assessing patent infringement.
We offer detailed experience with standards in video and audio coding (e.g. MPEG etc.), broadcast technology (e.g. DVB, ATSC etc.), mobile communications (e.g. 3G / 4G / 5G, BT, WiFi etc.), as well as encryption and security (e.g. CI +, HDCP etc.).
Once the relevant findings have been compiled from the standards, we assess the technical relevance and the commercial implementation in commercial applications for you.
An infringement proof “in” a standard does not necessarily mean a patent infringement in a device implementing the standard. TIPAG shows you whether parts of the standard are used in the device or not.
The user interface is an essential part of the success of your products in the market. A pleasant, flawless appearance and functioning of the graphical user interface (GUI) is a must.
We analyze applications of your protected ideas and implementations in terms of function, arrangement, synchronization etc. in all types of human-machine interfaces.
Animated transitions, dependencies and design of user interfaces are tested and documented by us.
Frequently, inventions are implemented into software. For us, this means getting into existing systems to gain access to the relevant code in order to extract or prove it. Again, we have many tools and strategies to reliably prove your intellectual property.
We analyse source code, manipulate data at interfaces and / or within the system of a running device. We extract temporary data and record signals at accessible interfaces (e.g., WiFi, BT, USB). By using specifically modified test signals, we generate stress tests and force the devices to perform certain functions that we need to prove patent infringement.
For our analyses, we mostly rely on the most up-to-date and publicly available Linux and Android applications and adapt them to the situation as needed.
Integrated circuits often include thousands of functions and elements. Are you looking for a specific element within a complex integrated circuit? We help you to open the IC’s and prove the relevant elements for you.
We provide the know-how to extract the integrated circuits, to isolate the structures and to trace the schematics for simulations.
Mechanics & Design
Mechanics and design patents have a major impact on your business interests. A nice and recognizable design sets you apart from the competition. A practical mechanical solution not only facilitates production and repair, but also greatly simplifies the application and handling of your device.
Mechanical craftsmanship and skills are still in demand in the digital age. Our laboratory has a complete workshop and our engineers have the appropriate manual skills to test all types of equipment for their mechanical properties.
The products to be examined are neither too big nor too small for us — we have the right tools for almost every situation.
Our many years of experience and our trained eye let us quickly guess where and how your specific mechanical or design patent could be applied.
Are you looking for possibilities for complex material analysis? We know how to disassemble complex products into their relevant components. We isolate the samples and prepare them for the analysis in external laboratories.
Optical, chemical and physical analysis are needed to prove the connection with your patents?
We prepare the analysis cost-effectively and reliably, define the analysis objectives and perform the measurements ourselves or in cooperation with specialized laboratories.
Of course, the technology areas shown above are not to be considered exhaustive.
We are happy to extend our support to any other technologies and thereby strengthen our know-how in new fields.