Computer scientist with over forty years of industry experience in design of computer systems, communications systems, electronics, and software. Worked on packet-switching networks, including the ARPAnet and early TCP/IP systems at BBN, custom VLSI circuits and the single-chip optical mouse at Xerox PARC, and led custom chip design efforts for the Apple Macintosh team.

Formal Education

  • B.S. in Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Career Highlights

  • Former managing director of a venture capital firm specialized on opportunities created by the early infusion of wireless technologies broadly into the worldwide economy
  • Directed development of business and technology strategies for an Internet start-up serving the international container shipping industry, including design of a scalable three-tier cloud-based architecture
  • While at Apple, led their efforts to adopt TCP/IP compatibility and ran the company’s first Internet e-commerce pilot
  • While director of technology at Netscape, instituted use of CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) and led standards partnerships with the W3 Consortium and others
  • As an engineer at Xerox PARC, helped Silicon Graphics founders test the first generation Geometry Engine chips

Expert Qualifications

  • Significant experience as a testifying and consulting expert for both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation involving a range of companies including Apple, FujiFilm, Motorola Mobility, Nielsen, and TiVo
  • Testifying expert for NetApp in a patent infringement case brought by Sun Microsystems
  • Submitted an expert report and declaration for the defense in a civil matter in San Mateo County Superior Court that was subsequently dismissed with prejudice in their favor
  • Consulting expert for Apple in a pair of investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)
  • Technical advisor to respondent Samsung in an ITC investigation related to GPUs (Graphics Processing Units)