Ana Lucia Pinheiro, Ph.D.

Technical Advisor


Ana is an accomplished patent engineer who focuses her practice on all functions and components of cellular technologies, including the mobile device, Radio Access Network (RAN), and Core Network. With over 20 years of industry experience working for OEMs, RAN and network vendors, and cellular operators, Ana has a deep understanding of not only the technical aspects of the entire system, but also implementation related aspects. As a named inventor on almost 100 US patent families, she is comfortable having very detailed technical discussions with inventors.

Ana approaches her practice with an eye on the end goal, while still being able to deep dive into all of the relevant technical details. She enjoys working with clients creating technical specifications that are complete, organized and clear. She is passionate and takes pride in the results of her work.

Previous Work and Industry Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Ana held several senior leadership positions at several wireless technology companies. Her responsibilities included system design and architecture, overall product strategy, and leadership and management of small teams.

Life Beyond Law

In her spare time, Ana enjoys interior design projects, and she is working towards obtaining an interior design certification. In addition, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her dog Jasper.



Ana has vast experience with technologies such as:

  • 3GPP technologies including 3G, 4G, LTE, and 5G
  • System and Functional Requirements
  • UE (User Equipment) design
  • Design of various functional blocks for RAN and Core Network
  • 3GPP Standards (RAN, SA, CT)
  • Open RAN architecture and design
  • CBRS technology and procedures
  • IETF transport protocols


Rutgers University, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering

Hofstra University, M.B.A.


  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
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