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Expert Witness No.2186


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:

  • patent/portfolio valuation and technical analysis
  • application/claim drafting and prosecution
  • licensing/litigation/IPR support (reverse engineering, claim charts, damages, depositions, etc.)

Technical and managerial experience:

  • broadband access networks (wired, wireless, and optical interfaces)
  • analog/RF and high speed digital circuit design
  • electrical and optical sensor circuitry
  • video and audio technologies
  • embedded software and mobile device technologies (tablet, smartphone, IoT, etc.)
  • system architecture for IP networking, data switching, and radio communication
  • cloud computing, client/server architectures, and data center infrastructure


Sep 2003 – Present, Principal Investigator

  • Forensics services and reverse engineering for consumer and industrial electronics.

Durestec (Part time) Aug 2006 – Present, Consultant

  • Licensing, litigation, and IPR support services.
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small business Technology TRansfer (STTR) support services.

NK Patent Law PLLC / Olive Law Group PLLC / Withrow & Terranova PLLC May 2015 – Present

  • Patent Agent
  • Patent application drafting and prosecution.

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.

  • Acquisition patent valuation and due diligence (emphasis on wireless carrier and handset technologies).
  • Technology research on advanced bandwidth management and next generation mobile advertising.
  • Disclosure development, application filing, and prosecution support including accelerated exam.
  • Portfolio preparation and support for contingency firm analysis.

Principal Patent Analyst (Concert Technology Oct 2007 – Nov 2009)
Completed portfolio analysis and conducted research into advance audio/video services and applications.

  • Patent valuations, market analysis, and due diligence for portfolio acquisitions.
  • Technology research on next generation Internet radio and cloud based multimedia services.
  • Licensing materials for acquired and developed portfolios.
  • Portfolio preparation and support for execution of patent litigation.

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.

  • Continuing prosecution of large patent portfolio relating to advanced IP networks.
  • Technology research on digital camera, digital rights management, and advanced networking.
  • System definition on advanced advertising, fixed and mobile multimedia services.
  • Market analysis for technology research focus areas.

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.

  • Developed system architectures for DWDM 10Gbps grid test beds and smaller wireless ad-hoc networks.
  • Researched advanced network protocol stacks using out-of-band control planes.
  • Completed research proposals from SBIR/STTR through multi-year Broad Agency Announcements.
  • Developed multiple collaborative partnerships with industry and academia.
  • Maintained position on technical review board for corporate IP (MCNC).

SheepShank LLC May 2002 - Apr 2004
Founder & Senior Partner:
Start-up seeking funding via VC/Seed/Grants for Innovations in VLSI & data networking.

  • Partnership with Duke VLSI Design Center on joint DoD SBIR proposals.
  • Multiple speaking engagements on product innovation techniques and SBIR/STTR opportunities.
  • Business case development to venture community.

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.

  • Developed two generations of core ATM switch fabric modules for broadband multiplexers.
  • Completed five feature releases of Element Management System software for Pulsecom product line.
  • Operated remote 40 engineer R&D facility conducting multi-site projects with less than 15% overhead.
  • Successfully transitioned site from Pulsecom to ECI Telecom ownership in April 2000.
  • Completed office and lab fit-ups while enlarging facility and increasing staff.
  • Direct reports represented company within DSL Forum, IETF, and ATM Forums.

Engineering Manager (Jun 1997- Dec 1998):
Technical and Project Management of Engineering Staff for Board Level and FPGA development.

  • Successfully staffed R&D Team.
  • Transitioned product IP from 3-COM to Pulsecom for product implementation.
  • Developed first generation packet based DSLAM including three board level developments.

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.

  • Managed 12 first-pass success ASIC developments.
  • Successfully staffed R&D teams for ASIC and board level developments.
  • Managed and completed eight joint IP/corporate developments.

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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