Medical Wearable Electronic Devices FDA Expert Witness

Is prepared to opine and give expert witness testimony in the following topics

Medical Device, Medical Imaging, Patent, Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets, Electronics, Transducer, ASIC, MEMS, FDA, Signal Processing, DFSS, Regulatory, Biometric Security, Tomography, Parallel Computing, Minimally Invasive Surgical Guidance, Ablation, Wearable Medical Devices





Expert Witness No. 2469


Award winning, Oxford Educated scientist whose areas of expertise include medical imaging, electronics, semi-conductors, medical devices, sensors, MEMS, signal processing and image processing.  Experience in industries/applications including medical devices, imaging, consumer electronics, biometric security, and electrical power delivery.  Extensive Intellectual Property experience including patent development, analysis, licensing, and strategy.  Serial inventor who holds 22 U.S. Patents with several pending.  Diverse industry experience including multi-nationals such as GE, Medtronic, Samsung and Siemens as well as several start-ups.  Well published.  Winner of grants from National Institute of Health and DARPA.  Extensive international consulting experience.  IEEE Senior Member since 2004.  Three years’ experience teaching electrical and computer engineering.  Holds BA and MA in Physics from Oxford as well as Doctorate from Oxford in Materials Science.

CURRENT WORK includes: 

  • Consulting with counsel on a trade secrets case
  • Advising start-ups on patent strategy, product positioning and business strategy
  • Development of wearable cancer monitoring device
  • Portable point-of-care imaging (research supported by a grant to River Sonic Solutions from the National Institutes of Health)
  • Design of beam formation and image reconstruction techniques
  • Acoustics and transducer design for medical and industrial applications
  • Design of MEMS devices, front-end electronics and integrated circuits


  • Senior Key Expert, Siemens AG, February 2009: Siemens defines the Key Expert position as “a career path for key technology experts analogous to that for our top managerial talents.”
  • Willis R. Whitney Technical Achievement Award, GE Global Research, August 2000: For participating in the development of a Six-Sigma software toolkit, which was widely deployed within GE.
  • Six-Sigma Certified Green Belt, GE Global Research, April 1998: A certified Green Belt at GE has taken classes and completed several projects resulting in cost savings for the company. In my case these involved Design for Six-Sigma (DFSS).
  • Dushman Award, GE Global Research, June 1994: GE’s highest-ranking team award for contributions to the introduction of their first premium ultrasound product, the LOGIQ 700.


  • IEEE Senior Member: September 1987 to Present.  The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
  • IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Member of Technical Program Committee: October 2005 to Present.  This committee is responsible for the technical content of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.
  • IEEE Consultants Network of Silicon Valley: 2012 to Present.  The Silicon Valley chapter of the IEEE Consultants' Network brings together consultants, clients and interested parties.
  • Associate Member, American Bar Association, July 2016 to Present.  Member of Intellectual Property Law section.

EXPERTS FIRM (2012 – present)
Consultant in the areas of ultrasound, MEMS, electronics, patent strategy and litigation support.

CEPHASONICS, INC. (previously Samplify; 2011 - present)
Chief Scientist
Responsible for technical direction of a start-up seeking to commoditize front-end and beam formation electronics.  
Advised CEO on all technical matters, deeply involved in angel and VC fund-raising.
Extensive customer interaction: marketed products to imaging and non-traditional customers.

Senior Manager, Engineering, Mountain View, CA: 2005-2011
Delivered 3 ASICs on tight schedule to support new Silicon Ultrasound product line. 
Managed team of eight engineers to design, test and manufacture all electronics needed for introduction of Silicon Ultrasound transducers. 
Technology evangelist presenting weekly to customers at Siemens’ Innovation Center. 

Manager, Research and Development, San Leandro, CA: 2003-2005
Managed group which created electronics for first 2D and 3D images using silicon ultrasound transducer. 
Co-authored successful grant proposal to DARPA on battlefield ultrasound imaging and surgery.  $7.5 M was awarded to Sensant and its collaborator. 
Senior Staff Engineer, San Leandro, CA: 2000-2003
Design of new types of imaging systems using capacitive micro-fabricated ultrasound transducers (cMUTs, also known as Silicon Ultrasound.) 
Co-authored several successful SBIR grant proposals.                  

Physicist, Corporate R&D, Niskayuna, NY: 1990-2000
Designed algorithms for IC implementation; resulting beamforming IC was the heart of GE’s successful entry into the premium ultrasound market. 
Developed statistical methods (now patented) for robust simultaneous design of transducer and imaging system to six-sigma quality standards. 
Much transducer design, acoustic field simulation and measurement. 
Research in signal processing for improved image quality and blood flow estimation.  Several of these signal processing innovations are used in current GE products.      

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Urbana, IL: 1987-1990
Research in scanning laser acoustic microscopy to characterize tissue, and applications of neural networks to ultrasonic imaging. 
Taught courses in circuit theory, medical imaging and acoustics.    

D.Phil. in Materials Science, Oxford University, UK: 1984-1987.
B.A. and M.A. in Physics with 1st class honors, Oxford University, UK: 1981-1984.

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