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Jonathan Wells, PhD MBA

Jonathan Wells, PhD MBA

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Pleasanton, California 94566

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Dr. Wells specializes in wireless technology, and specifically cellular and wireless standards (GSM, UMTS, CDMA, WCDMA, HSPA, HSPA+, LTE, 3GPP, 3GPP2, WiMAX, 802.16), cellular networks and infrastructure equipment (cellphone, handset, cell site, base station, antenna and mobile backhaul), RF devices and networks, and wireless rules and regulations (FCC, ETSI, CEPT). He is lead inventor on three patents and is author of "Multi-Gigabit Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Wireless Communications," (Artech House, 2010).


Dr. Wells is an experienced testifying expert offering litigation support, expert witness and expert consulting services in the areas of wireless patents and technology.

Litigation Support Services

Dr. Jonathan Wells has provided trial testimony, has been deposed and has submitted numerous expert reports. He also provides litigation support and expert consultation in wireless technology and patent litigation.

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Jonathan Wells PhD MBA is President of AJIS LLC, and provides wireless technology and telecommunications consulting and expert witness services to a client base of intellectual property attorneys, investment and research institutions, public listed and private companies. Dr. Wells specializes in RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products for 3G and 4G cellular networks, mobile backhaul, and other Next Generation Networks. Dr. Wells has been active on domestic and international regulatory committees. Dr. Wells has over 30 publications and conference presentations, and is author of the book "Multi-Gigabit Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Wireless Communications." Dr. Wells has expert witness testimony experience and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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Professional Experience

Dr. Wells has more than 25 years of combined industry, research, academic and consulting experience.

Legal Experience & Services

Dr. Jonathan Wells has significant testifying experience and has been a named testifying expert in many patent litigation, civil and criminal cases. He has opined on various topics including wireless patents, wireless location services, radar devices, and FCC rules and regulations.


• Toastmasters International (Distinguished Toastmaster)
• Senior Member, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
• Member, IEEE MTT-S (IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society)
• Member, CNSV (Consultant's Network of Silicon Valley)

Past member of:
• CEPT SE19 (European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations Spectrum Engineering Group 19)
• ETSI TM4 (European Telecommunications Standards Institute Transmission and Multiplex Group 4)
• WCA (Wireless Communications Association) 40+ GHz Spectrum Development Committee
• Cal Poly Electrical Engineering Industrial Advisory Committee
• IEE (Institution of Electronic Engineers, UK)
• InstP (Institute of Physics, UK)


• Co-chair, Intellectual Property Special Interest Group, Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley, 2010-12
• Technical reviewer, IEEE International Microwave Symposium, 2010-12
• Reviewer for US Government’s Broadband Technology Opportunity Program & Broadband Initiatives Program, part of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
• Session Chair and Organizer, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS2009)
• Co-chair and Organizer, IWPC workshop on Millimeter-Wave Security Sensors
• Co-chair, IWPC workshop on Extending the Life of GSM & EDGE Networks
• Co-chair, IWPC workshop on Wireless IP/Ethernet Backhaul for Next Generation Mobile Networks
• Second chair, Wireless Communications Association (WCA) 40+ GHz Spectrum Development Committee

Seminars & Training

Numerous seminars and invited papers. Recent examples include:
• Mobile Patent Wars, IEEE-SCV Communications Society, May 2012 (Invited Panelist)
• Building a Successful Consulting Practice, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) course 96-833: Fundamental Consulting Skills, USA, May 2011
• Faster Than Fiber: Enabling Multi-Gigabit Wireless Communication Links, IEEE IMS, 2009 (Presenter and Session Chair)
• The Future of Cellular Infrastructure, IEEE CNSV, 2009 (Invited Speaker)
• Wireless Backhaul Trends: The Future Role of Wireless, Fiber Optics and Copper Wire, IEEE-SCV ComSoc, 2008
• Ultra High Data Rate Radios, Wireless Fibre Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2006 (Keynote Speaker)


Author of "Multi-Gigabit Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Wireless Communications," (Artech House, 2010).

35 published papers and conference presentations. Recent examples include:
• J.A. Wells, “Backhaul for Small Cells,” Mobile Experts, USA, Oct. 2011
• J.A. Wells, “The Seven Rules for Hiring a Wireless Technology Expert,” New Matter; Official Publication of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 5-6, Dec. 2010
• J.A. Wells, “Millimeter-Waves in the Living Room: The Future of Wireless High Definition Multimedia Connectivity,” Microwave Journal, Vol. 52, No.8, pp. 72-84, Aug. 2009
• J.A. Wells, “Faster Than Fiber: The Future of Multi-Gb/s Wireless”, IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 10, No.3, pp. 104-112, May 2009 (Invited Paper)


• Graduate of AEA/Stanford Executive Institute, Stanford University
• M.B.A., Massey University, New Zealand (Graduated top 10% of class with Distinction)
• Ph.D., University of Bath, United Kingdom
• B.Sc. University of Bath, United Kingdom (Graduated 3rd in class with First Class Honors)

Articles Published by Jonathan Wells, PhD MBA

 The Seven Rules for Hiring a Wireless Technology Expert

There are a number of factors that make retaining a wireless technology expert a daunting experience. The field of wireless technology is wide, the topic is deep and the specifics are complex. This article provides seven things you should look for when hiring a wireless technology expert to help guide you through this minefield.

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