Former adjunct professor of electrical engineering and consultant with more than two decades of hands-on industry experience in the design of wireless and telecommunications protocols, medical devices, and semiconductors.  Significant expertise in the design of digital and mixed-signal electronics, including FPGAs, physical-layer (PHY) telecommunications, memories and smart cards, and computer architectures

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • B.S. in Chemical Physics, Saginaw Valle State University

Career Highlights

  • Taught University courses in digital circuits, computer architecture and organization, and data communications
  • As a senior manager in an engineering company, created patent portfolios for 5G cellular, IoT, connected/autonomous vehicles, and augmented/virtual reality including assisting scientists and engineers to create over 100 new invention disclosures and patent applications
  • Engineering tools to detect and diagnose defects in Xilinx FPGAs
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) with law and business degrees
  • Certified in Project Management (PMP) and Agile processes (ACP)
  • Named inventor on over two dozen issued U.S. patents

Expert Qualifications

  • Deposed as an expert for an IPR concerning semiconductor memory
  • As an independent consultant, works with clients on technology issues; draft and prosecute patent applications for product-based companies; analyze patent portfolios including identification of potential infringers and development of infringement claim charts; and develop defenses against patent-invalidity assertions and draft IPR petitions
  • Analyzed ETSI 3GPP specifications for prosecution of standard essential patents (SEPs)
  • Licensed intellectual property attorney with experience in drafting and prosecuting patents in the electronic and mechanical arts, including for industry-leading wireless and semiconductor corporations
  • Drafted approximately one hundred U.S. Patent & Trademark Office office-action responses for complex 5G cellular technologies