NC licensed professional engineer and USPTO registered patent agent
Over thirty years in R&D for telecom, military, and consumer products
Over ten years in intellectual property management
Named inventor on over ninety issued patents
Intellectual property experience:
Technical and managerial experience:
Sep 2003 – Present, Principal Investigator
Durestec (Part time) Aug 2006 – Present, Consultant
NK Patent Law PLLC / Olive Law Group PLLC / Withrow & Terranova PLLC May 2015 – Present
OTO Technologies / Concert Technology / Flashpoint Technology Jan 2006 – May 2015
Chief Technical Officer (OTO Technologies Dec 2009 – Jul 2010)
Developed and executed technical strategy for research, acquisition, and licensing of 3G/4G mobile technologies.
Principal Patent Analyst (Concert Technology Oct 2007 – Nov 2009)
Completed portfolio analysis and conducted research into advance audio/video services and applications.
Principal Research Engineer (Flashpoint Technology Jan 2006 – Sep 2007; Sep 2010 – May 2015)
Researched and developed patent disclosures for application oriented IP for newly emerging technologies.
RTI International (Formally MCNC Research & Development Institute) Apr 2004 – Jan 2006
Principal Scientist & Engineering Hardware Manager
Principal investigation for “Center for Advanced Network Research” and management of hardware team for wire-speed protocol implementations.
SheepShank LLC May 2002 - Apr 2004
Founder & Senior Partner:
Start-up seeking funding via VC/Seed/Grants for Innovations in VLSI & data networking.
ECI Telecom (Formally Pulsecom) Jun 1997 - May 2002
Director, Centennial Campus R&D Lab (Dec 1998 - May 2002):
Overall technical, project, administrative, and budget responsibility ATM/DSL ASIC and board level development, system integration/test and verification/compliance.
Engineering Manager (Jun 1997- Dec 1998):
Technical and Project Management of Engineering Staff for Board Level and FPGA development.
BroadBand Technologies Inc. (Formally Siecor / FiberLAN) Jan 1985 - Jun 1997
Engineering Manager & Founder (Oct 1987- Jun 1997):
Founding member. Technical and project management for system definition and development of Fiber-to-the Curb products, VDSL drop technology for ATM transport (UTP and COAX), low-cost high bit-rate optic transceivers, DS1, DS3, and SONET interfaces, and video compression technology.
Senior Engineer (Jan 1985 - Oct 1987):
Optic Transceivers and Clock Recovery Design. DS1 and Telephony Line-Card Circuit Design. Completed four board levels designs for LAN optical communication products.
ITT (Transmission Division / Fiber Optics) May 1981 - Jan 1985
Senior Engineer (Oct 1984- Jan 1985):
Project and technical management of engineering team for fiber optic transmission systems. Project managed joint IP and development with Samsung for telecommunications system for 1988 Olympics.
Engineer (Dec 1981 - Oct 1984):
Switch-Mode Power Supply Design, DS3 Transceiver Design, TTL and ECL Logic, RF Design, and Circuit Simulation. Completed three board levels designs for long-haul optical transmission systems.
BSEE (1981) North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
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