Software and Telecom

Computer technology encompasses much of human advancement over the last twenty years, from software on desktops, to telecommunications for mobile devices, to interconnectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Colby Nipper continues our experienced attorneys’ and agents’ decades of protecting computer innovations for multinational clients.  We have deep technical know-how, with on-the-ground experience through our team’s prior careers at Hewlett-Packard, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Agilent Technologies, Itron (wireless communications), and Micron Technology.  Colby Nipper weds this technical knowledge with years of telecom and software patent-application drafting for current and prior clients, including Adobe, Google, HP, Microsoft, and Nest.

Our experience includes:

Wireless Communications

  • 4G and 5G telecommunications
  • Standards-setting patents for telecom protocols
  • Mesh networks
  • VoIP (Voice over IP)
  • Analog and digital beamforming
  • Signal processing and filtering
  • IoT communications
  • Personal area networks
  • Wireless speech and channel coding
  • Space-time coding
  • Smart grids and metering


  • Internet-of-Things software for wearables, home devices, and automobiles
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • User interfaces, including touch and in-air gesture recognition
  • Authentication
  • Encryption, cryptography, and digital rights management
  • Home automation
  • Data mining and analytics
  • Battery and wireless charging protocols (e.g., Qi wireless charging standards)
  • Software simulation, design, and testing
  • Image, audio, and video processing
  • Graphics processing and rendering
  • Operating systems and APIs
  • Web browsing and searching