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Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
Yasser Mourtada, Ph.D.

Mind + Muscle

Yasser Mourtada, Ph.D.



Dr. Mourtada is an associate in the Electronics Group. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, client counseling, and patent office litigation.

Dr. Mourtada has extensive technical experience in the areas of wired/wireless communications, digital and analog signal processing, and networking systems and protocols. He also has wide experience protecting inventions in a diverse range of technologies, including multi-access wireless networks (e.g., 3G/4G/5G, WiFi, etc.), cable and optical networks (e.g., DOCSIS, EPON, EPoC), Internet of Things (IoT), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), wired/wireless transceivers, digital/electronic circuits, memory architectures, Software, and Quantum Mechanics.

Dr. Mourtada's graduate research focused on the analysis and design of routing and mobility management protocols for self-configuring wireless sensor networks.

Dr. Mourtada has also served as in-house counsel for a pioneering publicly-traded wireless technology developer. His responsibilities included multi-jurisdictional patent portfolio development and management and supporting the company's licensing program of Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs).

Dr. Mourtada is a member of Golden Key National Honor Society and Eta Kappa Nu. He is also the winner of a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for excellent achievement in the study of Patent Law. 

Technical Publications
Y. Mourtada and S. Wicker, "Localized Gradient Management Algorithm for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks, " Smart Sensor Networks I, Orlando, Florida, 2004.

Y. Mourtada, B. Krishnamachari and S. Wicker, "The Energy-Robustness Tradeoff for Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks, " IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Anchorage, Alaska, May 2003.

Y. Mourtada, S. Wicker and M. Swanson, "Statistical Performance Analysis of Address-Centric Routing vs. Data-Centric Directed Diffusion Approach in Wireless Sensor Networks, " Proceedings of SPIE 2003 Aerosense Symposium on Battlespace Digitization, Orlando, Florida, April 2003.

  • Admissions
      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

      • District of Columbia

  • Education
      • J.D., Georgetown University
      • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University
      • B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa with highest distinction

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