Independent product development consultant and former adjunct professor of computer science with over two decades of hands-on experience bringing together existing technologies to meet client challenges in novel ways. Has specialized technical expertise in speech recognition, streaming audio/video, smart electronics, programming, and data encryption.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Columbia University
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Columbia University
  • B.A. in Physics, Columbia College

Career Highlights

  • Co-founded a company that developed software to enable notetaking and linking of notes to time-stamped streaming media from PDAs including the PalmPilot
  • Co-founder of a company that provided speech-based interfaces to structured data including music and e-commerce databases
  • Board member and technical advisor to a company that provided semi-rural wireless broadband services over mesh networks
  • Developer of a mid-90s proof-of-concept system to compress images of checks to very small file size for the banking industry
  • Implemented a radio frequency identification (RFID) system to provide access to the 1998 Goodwill Games via wristbands
  • Named inventor on six issued U.S. patents including several relating to RFID and related electronic identification systems

Expert Qualifications

  • Significant experience as a technical expert for plaintiffs and defendants with IP litigation before the U.S. ITC and District Courts, including for and against companies like AT&T, Blackberry, HP, HTC, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Lucent, Motorola, Nintendo, Nokia, Nuance, OpenTV, Philips, Samsung, Sprint, Tivo, Verizon, and XM
  • Wrote an expert report on non-infringement, was deposed, and testified at a hearing on behalf of defendant LG Electronics in an ITC investigation relating to imported TVs, Blu-Ray players, home theater systems, and mobile phones
  • Wrote a declaration and was deposed in support of Apple’s opposition to a class certification in Santa Clara County Superior Court