Seminar on Wireless Technology, Spectrum Allocation, and Telecommunications Regulation

Former FCC official Dr. Michael Marcus will be speaking on the spectrum policy regulatory pitfalls in getting new technologies to market on June 19th at the Centergy Building located in the Technology Square Research Park on the Georgia Tech Campus. The Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), associated with Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, and the Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies (GCATT) are co-sponsors for this exciting and informative workshop.

The Center for Advanced Communications Policy and GCATT present:

Spectrum Policy for the Wireless Engineer: Avoiding Regulatory Pitfalls
in Getting New Wireless Technology to Market

Speakers: Dr. Michael Marcus and Anne Linton, Esq., Marcus Spectrum Solutions LLC

Two former FCC staffers, an engineer and a lawyer, will discuss the process of getting a new wireless product or service out of the lab and into the civil marketplace. For such technologies regulatory issues are just as real as Maxwell’s Equations. But unlike the famous four equations, policies can change if the change is realistic and you have allowed enough lead time.

Michael J. Marcus joined the Federal Communications Commission in 1979 where he worked for almost 25 years before retiring in March 2004. At FCC he initiated and directed pioneering efforts that resulted in the creation of the unlicensed bands used by Wi-Fi and other products, the world’s first rules for civil use of spread spectrum/CDMA, and the world’s first rules for civil use of frequencies greater that 55 GHz. He had a key role in the FCC’s Spectrum Policy Task Force and directed the preparation of the FCC’s recent cognitive radio proposals. He also directed the successful technical investigations into the “Captain Midnight” and “Playboy” satellite jamming incidents that both resulted in criminal convictions. In 2004 he was recognized as a Fellow of the IEEE “for leadership in the development of spectrum management policies.”

Anne Linton, Esq. is associated with Patton Boggs LLC after serving as a managing partner at Washington Federal Strategies, LLC, where she represented clients before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Departments of State, Health and Human Services (HHS), Transportation (DOT), Defense, and Education, as well as before elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, foreign telecommunications regulatory bodies, and other governmental organizations

Thursday, June 19, 2008, 3:30 pm – 5:00
Centergy Building, 85 Fifth St. NW, Atlanta GA, Room 5126

*Please register by Monday, June 16th to:
Jennifer.Moen@cacp.gatech.edu, or (404) 385-4614

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