Career consultant in the field of telecommunications and information services with extensive involvement in the design of major voice and data networks. Expert in voice, datacom, and telecom systems; VoIP systems and services; and fiber optics and related infrastructure. Recently engaged with studying/improving security in Voice over IP (VoIP) where one or more WiFi networks are party to the call routing. As an independent consultant, regularly lends his expertise to third party assessment companies in the analysis, review, and recommendation of technology patents. Has provided assessment of portfolios of patents from Nokia and Nortel among others.

Career Highlights

  • Author of 15 books on topics ranging from cellular communications to fiber optic networking
  • Developer of training materials and trainer for all of the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), over 150 Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs), all of the major long-distance carriers, and most of the large telecom equipment manufacturers, as well as the U.S. government and Fortune 500 companies
  • Cisco Certified Systems Instructor and developer of much of Cisco’s Fast Lane training course curriculum for wireless networking
  • Former captain of U.S. Army Signal Corps

Expert Qualifications

  • Testifying or consulting expert witness in about twenty disputes in various venues since 2006 when he gave his first deposition on patent validity and infringement in a case in a U.S. District Court in Florida
  • Submitted expert reports for invalidity and non-infringement in an ITC matter concerning Bluetooth audio headsets; the patent was invalidated
  • Testifying expert for Comcast in defense of a patent infringement action brought by a multinational; submitted expert reports and rebuttals on invalidity and deposed; one of two patents ruled invalid
  • His books have been cited to establish prior art in support of invalidity, including in the successful above defense of Comcast
  • Has worked for plaintiffs and defendants including for and against many key industry players, such as Motorola, Sony, Apple, Alcatel- Lucent, Samsung, LG, Netgear, and Cisco