Patent Assistance Worldwide Highlights Patent Complexity in T-Mobile Lawsuit

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As T-Mobile is served with a lawsuit from an Israeli firm, claiming patent infringement with regard to the cell phone carrier’s near field communications technology, Patent Assistance Worldwide highlights the sheer complexity of patent law, and the need for inventors to seek legal assistance.

Becoming successful in a technology-related field obviously requires a great degree of technical and scientific expertise, as well as creativity and bold marketing. Yet these are only a handful of the many qualities it takes for technological success, a lesson recently learned by T-Mobile. According to PC Magazine, the cell phone carrier has been served with a lawsuit from an Israeli firm, alleging copyright infringement. A company called Patent Assistance Worldwide, meanwhile, has issued a statement, saying the T-Mobile case highlights not only the complexity of patent law, but also the need for inventors to seek the very best in legal assistance.

According to PC Magazine, the suit against T-Mobile is concerned with the near field communication (NFC) technology used in the carrier’s smartphones. The Israeli tech firm, called On Track Innovations, says T-Mobile’s technology infringes on one of their own patents. The case is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 12-CV-2224.

Meanwhile, Patent Assistance Worldwide spokesman Mark Fallows says this case is an example of how badly things can go afoul in technology-related fields. “Patent infringement suits like this one are sadly commonplace in technology-related fields,” notes Fallows. “What’s more, they are often rather difficult to sort through. The technology itself can be very complex, and judging whether one piece of technology truly overlaps with another is a laborious process.”

It is precisely because of this high level of complexity that Fallows says inventors ought to seek the very best patent attorneys. But while many patent attorneys come with high price tags, Fallows says his company can help inventors save money. “Patent Assistance Worldwide is not a law firm, but rather it is a clearinghouse of legal services,” he explains. “We can get inventors in touch with excellent lawyers, often at a much discounted rate. It’s an affordable way to see that an inventor’s intellectual property rights are upheld to the full extent the law will allow.”

Fallows goes on to say that filing the proper patent paperwork on the front end is the best way to reduce the odds of these infringement suits down the line. “For inventors zealous for protecting what is rightfully theirs, contacting an attorney to help with the initial filing for a patent is the best way to go,” he confirms.

And his company offers many other services, too. Patent Assistance Worldwide offers everything from professional illustrations to patent search assistance, research and documentation help, and licensing negotiation. According to Fallows, the company’s basic goal is simply to help inventors make money off their brilliant ideas. “What we hope to see is inventors prospering off of their innovations, with our help,” he concludes.


Patent Assistance Worldwide is a clearinghouse of services geared toward inventors seeking to protect or market their intellectual property. The company places clients in touch with professional illustrators, patent researchers, and patent attorneys, and typically offers inventors more affordable rates than traditional legal firms can offer. More information about Patent Assistance Worldwide can be found at

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