Dr. Mirko Schacht, Dipl.-Ing.

Mr. Schacht studied at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and at the Michigan State University, USA, and graduated with distinction (M.Sc. equivalent). His master thesis was in the area of radar target identification. In 2004, Mr. Schacht completed his doctorate with the University of Duisburg-Essen (Ph.D. equivalent), Germany, also with distinction. His dissertation was in the area of 3rd generation mobile communication systems and was entitled “System Performance Gains from Smart Antenna Concepts in CDMA”. Mr. Schacht has received several awards for his master thesis and dissertation.

Mr. Schacht worked for DaimlerChrysler/Temic in several projects in the automotive industry before he joined Lucent Technologies / Bell Labs Innovations. Mr. Schacht was responsible for representing Lucent Technologies in international standardization (3GPP). With regards to UMTS-standardization he contributed to 3GPP-RAN-WG2 (L1/L2/L3 Protocols, IMS, HSDPA, EDCH, MBMS, LTE, etc.). Additionally, Mr. Schacht made several contributions to Lucent Technologies’ patent portfolio through his own inventions. Mr. Schacht completed his training in the area of intellectual property rights while working for the renowned international law firm Schoppe located in Pullach/Munich, Germany.

Due to his multiple years of experience in R&D and standards, Mr. Schacht has profound and in-depth knowledge in the areas of mobile communications, audio and video coding, computer, information, and encryption technology as well as in related technical fields.

Mr. Schacht is a qualified German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, and European Trademark and Design Attorney.

Mr. Schacht speaks German and English fluently.