Edward M. Roney

Edward M. Roney: Attorney with Troutman Sanders LLP
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Biography

Ed is an attorney with the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Atlanta and Chicago offices of Troutman Sanders LLP. He concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property law and corporate law. His intellectual property practice is centered on computer, electronics, software and semiconductor technologies in the areas of counseling, patent preparation and prosecution, patent licensing, patent litigation, trade secrets and unfair competition litigation, patent portfolio management, reexaminations, and patent validity and infringement analyses opinions. His corporate practice is focused on emerging growth, high-tech companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies, and private equity transactions. He has served as counsel to private companies and private investors in negotiation and documentation of acquisition, sale, financing, joint venture and restructuring transactions.

Ed is a former technology executive with extensive experience developing, marketing, selling, licensing, and standardizing technologies. From the mid '80s to early '90s, he was responsible for developing and commercializing Motorola's first digital cellular handsets. He left Motorola in 1994 and founded PrairieComm, Inc. as a fabless semiconductor manufacturer, providing highly integrated chipsets, software, and licensed intellectual property to leading consumer electronics companies serving the telecommunications industry, including Motorola, Samsung, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Siemens and others.

Ed has negotiated and drafted many technology licenses and has represented consumer electronics companies such as Research In Motion, Motorola, Samsung, Google, Freescale and others with the patenting of their technology, including assisting them with the integration of their patents into various U.S. and international industry technical standards. In addition, he has received multiple patents in the telecommunications area and has received several awards for his leadership in industry.

Representative Litigations

Ed has litigated and supported the litigation of various cases, including:

· Nautilus Medical, Inc. in Sorna v. Nautilus Medical, No. 2011-cv-01953 (D. Minn. 2012).

· Drafted briefs and motions for various patent and trade secret litigations, including for Integrated Technology Corp. v. Rudolph Technologies, Inc., No. 2006-cv-02182 (D. Ariz. filed 2006).

· Miyano Machinery USA Inc. v. MiyanoHitec Machinery, Inc., No. 08-cv-526 (N.D. Ill. 2009), and Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. v. M-I LLC, 514 F.3d 1244 (Fed. Cir. 2008)

· Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. v. WI-Tronix, LLC, No. 2005-cv-05837 (N.D. Ill. 2006).

Patents

Ed received multiple patents, including:

· Method for eliminating acoustic echo in a communication device, US 5,222,251, FR 2,690,581.

· Speech decoding in a zero BER environment, US 5,402,447, CA 2,116,908.

· Bit error rate estimation, US 5,406,562, CA 2,116,735.

· Automatic gain control of transponded supervisory audio tone, US 5,410,741, CA 2,118,553.

· Decoder selection, US 5,453,997.

Representative Technologies

Ed has litigated, counseled, and/or prepared and prosecuted patent applications in many technology areas, including:

Ad Hoc Networks

Advanced R&D Topics

Analog & Digital Circuit Designs

Antenna Designs

Application Software

Audio Signal Processing & Vocoders

Broadband Communications

Business Methods

Channel Equalization

Consumer Electronics & Goods

Content-Based Networks

Cryptography & Network Security

E-Commerce

Electrical Connectors & Assemblies

Enterprise Software

LTE & LTE-A Protocol Stacks & Physical Layers

MIMO Receivers & Transmitters

Medical Electronics & Information Systems

Networking

Patch & PIFA Antennas

Physical Layer Algorithms & Architectures

Protocol Stacks

Radar, Sonar & Inertial Navigation Receiver & Transmitter Designs

RF Circuit Designs

RF Control Algorithms

Satellite Technology

Semiconductors

Smart Antennas & Beamforming Antennas

Software

User/Control Plane Procedures & Architectures

User Interface Software

Video/Image Processing

Wireless Communications

Representative Licensing Activities

Ed has negotiated and drafted licensing agreements for various technologies, including:

Analog/Digital Circuitry

Bluetooth Transceiver

CDMA ASIC

Computer Peripherals

Digital Signal Processors

GPS Receiver

Medical Devices

Microprocessors

Operating Systems

Protocol Stacks

Software Development Kits (SDK)

Turbo Decoder

Vocoders

Voice Recognition

Standards Bodies Activities

Ed has represented numerous companies including Motorola, Samsung, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic on various U.S. and international industry technical standards groups such as 3GPP, 3GPP2, ANSI, ETSI, and TIA/EIA.

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Ed has presented on various intellectual property issues impacting industry, as well as appeared on various telecommunications industry panels, including:

Moderator, IP and Antitrust Issues in the Collaborative Standard Setting, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) & DePaul College of Law, Chicago, Ill., Apr. 2012.

Moderator, The Evolving IP Marketplace: Issues for Patent, Competition, and Innovation Policy, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) & DePaul College of Law, Chicago, Ill., Apr. 2011.

Panelist, EDGE Deployment Panel (sponsored by AT&T Wireless), Cellular Telecommunications Industry Ass'n, New Orleans, La., 2000.

Panelist, 3GPP/UMTS Feasibility Panel (sponsored by Vodafone), 3GSM World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 2001.

Panelist, 3GPP/UMTS Interoperability Testing Panel (sponsored by Nortel), Cellular Telecomm. Ind. Ass'n, Orlando, Fla., 2002.

Publications

Ed is a contributing author on various telecommunications technical standards, including:

EIA TIA/IS-95-A, Mobile Station-Base Station Compatibility Standard for Dual-Mode Wideband Spread Spectrum Cellular System

EIA TIA/IS-127, Enhanced Variable Rate Codec, Speech Service Option 3 for Wideband Spread Spectrum Digital Systems

EIA TIA/IS-136.1, TDMA Cellular/PCS-Radio Interface-Mobile Station-Base Station Compatibility Digital Control Channel Addendum

EIA TIA/IS-137, TDMA Cellular/PCS - Radio Interface - Minimum Performance Standard for Mobile Stations

EIA TIA/IS-641, TDMA Cellular/PCS - Radio Interface - Enhanced

Other Distinctions

Ed has received professional honors for his leadership in industry, including:

Honored in 2000 for PrairieComm being named one the fastest growing companies in the U.S. and the fastest growing telecommunications company by Inc. magazine by achieving the 25th position on the Inc. 500.

Honored in 2001 for being named by the Wall Street Journal to the Unstrung 25 for his leadership and contribution to wireless communications.

Memberships

· Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC), Vice Chairman, IP & Antitrust Committee

· American Bar Association (ABA), Member, Patent Litigation Committee, Member, Patent Inter Partes Proceedings Committee

· Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Intellectual Property

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
804-396-2295  Phone
404.885.3038  Phone
404.885.3900  Fax
www.troutman.com
University Attended:
Purdue University, B.S.E.E., 1988; National Technological University, M.S.E.E., 1992
Law School Attended:
DePaul University, J.D., 2008
Year of First Admission:
2009
Admission:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 2009, Illinois
Memberships:
American Bar Association (Member, Patent Litigation Committee; Member, Patent Inter Partes Proceedings Committee).

Birth Information:
Houston, Texas, May 11, 1966
ISLN:
920588091

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