Consulting electrical engineer with more than thirty-five years of technology and business experience, including in the mobile communications and wireless networking space.  Has significant expertise in cellular protocols (including GSM, UMTS, and LTE) and other wireless network protocols.

Formal Education

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Career Highlights

  • Consult to companies and governments on spectrum compatibility, communications, wireless technology, and intellectual property 
  • Led a cross-functional team to build and test an air-to-ground LTE communication system
  • Advised startups, venture capital firms and Fortune 500 companies providing technical direction on new technology, product development and innovation, including advising on augmented reality
  • Created working, easy to use, IoT wireless home automation products, including outlets, thermostats, and HVAC control systems 
  • Enabled development of the world’s then-thinnest commercial cellular phone form factor by creating modified battery packs
  • Established Motorola’s technology direction with customers and suppliers as the technical lead for the CDMA business unit
  • While VP & CTO at Motorola Mobility, led hardware and software technology innovation and development, including management of a global multisite team with more than 700 members
  • Co-led the architecture, design, development and commercialization of a CDMA chipset
  • Led initiatives relating to IP in 3GPP and other international standards
  • Named inventor on over one hundred and forty issued U.S. patents, including for novel methods and systems in a range of fields including electronic circuits, spread spectrum communications, and smart cards

Expert Qualifications

  • Has been retained as a testifying expert in patent litigations relating to technologies used Apple, ASUS, LG, Motorola, and Volkswagen
  • Deposed more than a dozen times, including as Motorola Mobility’s corporate representative in a Qualcomm vs Broadcom patent dispute
  • Submitted a declaration in an Inter Parties Review (IPR) before PTAB of a patent related to a charging system for a video game controller