Consulting electrical engineer with several decades of hands-on industry experience developing products and software for industrial, consumer, enterprise, military, and medical applications. Former professor who has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in electronics design, computer networks, and control theory. Has performed R&D in corporate and academic laboratories and worked in testing, sustaining engineering, and manufacturing organizations. Has designed software and electronics for servo systems, data detectors, signal processors, and test equipment for magnetic and optical storage media as well as computer peripheral devices for PC, EISA, and VME bus interfaces. Also skilled in the characterization of electronic and electro-mechanical components for performance and failure.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Career Highlights

  • As a professor, taught courses on computer, linear control theory and analog and digital electronics
  • While a researcher at 3M, reviewed a large insurer’s operation and designed the architecture for a new digital document capture, storage, and retrieval system
  • As a consultant, designed and developed dozens of bespoke products including a VME board to connect a color image workstation to a high quality image digitizer through a German interface called SEAP as well as battery charging and monitoring circuits
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in electrical engineering
  • Named inventor on two U.S. patents relating to rotary control valves

Expert Qualifications

  • Testifying expert for both plaintiffs and defendants in technology litigation related to the products and services offered by a range of companies including Amazon, Cisco, Dell, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Google, LG, Lenovo, Nike, Nintendo, Sega
  • Over a period of about two years, worked as a consulting expert to the plaintiff in a U.S. District Court litigation alleging patent infringement in Brother multifunction print/scan/copy/fax devices
  • Testified at deposition and trial in a patent dispute about “stun guns”
  • Submitted an expert report on validity and testified at deposition in a case involving two patents in wireless data communication systems
  • Testifying expert in a pair of U.S. ITC investigations relating to optical disk technology