MG-IP Professionals


Daniel Podhajny

(703) 621.7140 x 112

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


  • University of Virginia (Computer Engineering);
  • George Mason University (J.D.).


Mr. Podhajny drafts and prosecutes domestic patent applications and PCT applications, and has managed prosecution of applications in many different foreign jurisdictions, including Japan, Korea, China, India and the EPO. Mr. Podhajny has experience in many different technical fields, including the following:

Various telecommunications session protocols, including VoIP, PTT, BCMCS, MBMS and e-MBMS, SIP, and IMS;

Various telecommunications RATs or core network types, including 3G/4G/5G, CDMA2000, W-CDMA, 1x EV-DO and LTE;

Various telecommunications features including location-based enhancements and presence;

Internal cell phone OS and power management aspects;

P2P and D2D protocols (e.g., NFC, Bluetooth, LTE-D, WiFi-Direct, etc.) related to features such as device discovery, ad-hoc session handling protocols (e.g., local leader selection, local interface configurations, etc.) and media streaming (e.g., Miracast-R1 or Miracast-R2);

The Internet of Things (IoT or IoE) related to features such as IoT control schemes, sensor deployments, and device discovery and onboarding protocols;

Network routing (e.g., TCP/IP, IPv4 and IPv6, header compression protocols such as RoHC, proxy routing schemes for enhanced compression and/or user anonymity, etc.);

Mobile advertising and e-commerce platforms;

Location-positioning systems such as SPS or GPS and hybrid terrestrial-SPS schemes;

Optics for LIDAR systems;

Database security systems; and

Video encoding/decoding (e.g., MPEG4).