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Investors Clamor for Softbank to Bail Out Sprint's Prospects

Softbank's Folly? Or Is This Just the First Step in a Long Distance Race?

Investors have witnessed telecommunications companies enter into a new stage of industry consolidtion spurred by the growing appetite for LTE data centric mobile network carriers to devoir companies in satellite and media segments of the emploding formation of the ICT, Information and Communications Technology, industry.

 AT&T is likely to get the go ahead from the DOJ and FCC regulators to acquire DTV, Direct TV, the largest US based satellite service provider.  Upon Comcasts failed attempt to acquire Time Warner, Charter is likely to gain approval to acquire TW plus Brighthouse, forming the second largest US cable company. Meanwhile, Charlie Ergen's DISH Networks has proceeded further in talks to acquire T-Mobile than has been seen in past attempts to enter the mobile space: in this go, DISH and T-Mobile US are said to have negotiated who will head up the joint company, with Ergen becoming the COB and strategic director while T-Mobile's Legere is to become the CEO of the merged company.  However, parent company, Deutshe Telekom has reacted with a fishing expedition of its own... tolling for bidders and also indicating the parent can stay put during this period of TMUS's ascension in the competitive ranks.  

How do you propose Sprint is going to acquire any company that has hopes to change their competitive position? Sprint is financially leveraged past the point that it can make major acquisitions of spectrum or companies or pursue a game changing built of networks. 

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 Wireless and ICT Patent Services 


The Maravedis Wireless ICT Patent Services assists companies engaged in evaluating, acquiring, negotiating or litigating in the field of 4G ICT wireless and SDN technologies. Our research database of over 20,000 patents in the field{tip Tooltip Title::Patents of countries include 18 patent offices including USA, EU, China, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and individual European counties as deemed necessary. Primary focus is on US, Japan and EU patents with some focus on specific Chinese, S. Korea, and Taiwanese companies.Patents of countries include 18 patent offices including USA, EU, China, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and individual European counties as deemed necessary. Primary focus is on US, Japan and EU patents with some focus on specific Chinese, S. Korea, and Taiwanese companies.}{/tip} as essential and of further impact to the 3GPP LTE, IEEE 802.11, 802.16, standards. Recent research extends to segments of patents in Social eCommerce, SDN, SDWN, which will impact the ICT industries.


SIP, Software for Intellectual Property, GmbH, has assigned Maravedis as the North American representative for support of the company's patent database research software tools and pre-sales support. SIP provides a highly effective software package for search, evaluation and analysis of patents and prior art documents.  The IPR research solution is scaled from the needs of the individual to multiple departments within large corporations. We think SIP offers a cost effective and highly effective solution for both in-depth patent analysis and strategic analysis of portfolios. Maravedis with SIP, Software for Intellectual Property, GmbH

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Purpose of the service

Gain Business Negotiating and Market Advantage


A Focus on IPR Research Brings Clarity and a New Perspective to Your Business:

A seasoned review of prior and cited patents and documents using Maravedis' optimized, searchable database of over 20,000 ICT patents.

Evaluation of plaintiff or defense strategies or development of independent alternative positions.

Licensing Program support or defense of patent claims.

Analysis of mapping to wireless standards and defined pivot segments. Broader strategic portfolio analysis.



Long term patent positioning:

Research in emerging areas of patents that may yield product, service and IPR advantages and help in strategic planning.

Mapping of licensing, acquisition, and defense strategies prior to consequences.

Short-term assignments and Aide to Fast-track/rush litigation review and case preparation

Maravedis can work with clients on an expedited basis to aide in patent litigation preparation..

Quick, structured review of patent portfolios and IPR strategic positions

Executive summary of IPR for acquisitions, risk and opportunity analysis



Current IPR Reports:

Research in Segments of Technology Currently or Soon to Shape Products, Services and Business Fortunes 


SeC, The New IPR Frontier, a Report on Social eCommerce Patents and Business Methods, 2013

LTE, LTE-Advanced and B4G Wireless Patents and Impacts, 2013

WiMAX & LTE Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Market Impact Report, 2nd edition, 2008



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