Mr. Svihla’s expertise includes prosecuting patent applications for rechargeable batteries and battery management and overprotection circuits for Samsung SDI, complemented by his engineering experience in distribution, transmission and substation projects for electric power utility.
Before joining NSIP, Mr. Svihla worked for two other patent law firms in the Washington, DC, area, where he focused his practice on patent prosecution. Before entering private practice, he was a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined U.S. patent applications in the color television and facsimile arts, and a staff engineer for Public Service Company of Indiana, Inc., now Duke Energy Indiana, an electric utility, where he designed distribution, transmission, and substation projects, monitored construction projects, acted as a liaison between the company and contractors, wrote planning studies, prepared long-term construction budgets, and evaluated proposed construction projects for economic and operating justification. He is also a registered professional engineer in Indiana.
Mobile Communications including 3GPP and 802.Xx Standards
Analog and Digital Television including DTV and A-VSB
Coding and Decoding Technology such as LDPC
Error Detection and Correction
MRI, CAT, X-Ray, Ultrasonic and Endoscopic Imaging
Acoustic Measuring and Testing
Ion Electrophoresis and Other Analyzers
Copy Protection and Data Encryption
Optical, Magnetic, Video, Digital Recording, Reproducing, Storage Technologies including Blu-Ray, DVD, RAID, HHDD, ENAV
Flat Panel Displays such as LCD, PDP, FED and OLED Displays including both Panel Structure and Driving Circuits and Methods
Surface Plasmon Resonance Devices and Sensors
Copying and Printing Systems
Power Conversion and Power Control Systems including Switching Power Supplies
Optical and Electron-Beam Lithography
Mr. Svihla is not a member of the DC Bar, and is supervised by members of the DC Bar.