Randall S. Svihla

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.

Mr. Svihla is not a member of the DC Bar, and is supervised by members of the DC Bar.

Technical Expertise

  • Wireless Networking
  • MIMO
  • Mobile Communications including 3GPP and 802.Xx Standards
  • VoIP
  • Packet Switching
  • Optical Communications
  • Analog and Digital Television including DTV and A-VSB
  • Coding and Decoding Technology such as LDPC
  • Turbo Coding
  • PRML
  • Viterbi Decoding
  • 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
  • Computer-Related Systems
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance Devices and Sensors
  • Copying and Printing Systems
  • Power Conversion and Power Control Systems including Switching Power Supplies
  • Plasma Processing
  • Optical and Electron-Beam Lithography

Technology

  • Wireless Networking
  • MIMO
  • Mobile Communications including 3GPP and 802.Xx Standards
  • VoIP
  • Packet Switching
  • Optical Communications
  • Analog and Digital Television including DTV and A-VSB

Admissions

  • Virginia Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • USPTO

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D. 1992
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, B.S, 1978

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