December 21, 2014 4:09 PM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of Andrew LLC

Company Overview

Andrew LLC designs, manufactures, and delivers communications systems and products to telecommunications original equipment manufacturers and wireless service providers. Its solutions include tower base station antennas, cable systems, radio frequency, signal distribution, and network optimization. The company serves wireless networks; third generation technologies; and voice, data, video, and Internet services, as well as applications in microwave, satellite, radar, and HF communications. The company was founded in 1937 and is based in Westchester, Illinois. It has facilities and distribution centers internationally. As of December 27, 2007, Andrew LLC operates as a subsidiary of CommScope ...

3 Westbrook Corporate Center

Suite 900

Westchester, IL 60154

United States

Founded in 1937

9,453 Employees





Key Executives for Andrew LLC

Group President of Antenna and Cable Products
Age: 65
Group President of Network Solutions
Age: 65
Executive Vice President and Group President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing
Age: 52
Chief Accounting Officer
Age: 56
Vice President and Treasurer
Age: 66
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Andrew LLC Key Developments

Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited Wins Remote Electrical Tilt Patent Cancellation Case Against CommScope, Inc. and Andrew LLC with No Chance of Appeal

Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited has won an antenna patent lawsuit against Carlyle Group subsidiary CommScope, Inc., where the patent was irreversibly cancelled in China. In the legal action by Comba Telecom against CommScope and its subsidiary Andrew LLC to invalidate the antenna-related patents in China, the Beijing High People's Court and the Patent Reexamination Office of the State Intellectual Property Office revoked the patent on remote electrical tilt (RET) technology used in base station antennas as asserted by Andrew in the litigation. The ruling by the Patent Reexamination Office was final and conclusive, and CommScope no longer has any avenues to appeal. The ruling echoes similar cases against CommScope and Andrew: other antenna vendors have successfully applied for the cancellation of Andrew's RET patents in Europe where Andrew's appeal was rejected and the patents finally revoked by the European Patent Office in November 2011. In response to CommScope's statement on 4 February 2013, Comba Telecom takes the position that CommScope's patent infringement case on phase shifter technology is without merit and has appealed the court decision and the decision has not become effective yet and the litigation process is still ongoing. Furthermore, based on the relative small amount of the damages, the Group does not consider that there will be any material implications on the Group in respect of such litigation and court decision.

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