Electrical engineer and consultant with a practice in telecommunications, information technology, media, electronics, and e-business. Draws upon his more than thirty years of experience with a wide variety of technologies and industries. Consulting clients include component suppliers, equipment manufacturers, service providers, and those who make equity and debt investments in technology ventures. Typical assignments involve product development assistance, technology assessments, M&A due diligence, strategic planning, strategic business development, competitive product positioning, change management, and litigation support.

Formal Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Suffolk University
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University

Career Highlights

  • Co-developed the protocol for a wireless local area network for Symbol Technology that became the basis for the IEEE 802.11 (WiFi) standard
  • Analyzed the market for speech input and output technology for Texas Instrument to identify the best niche for the company’s DSP chips
  • Studied the technology and economics of personal communication for CableLabs, including selection of CDMA technology, leading to the formation of a consortium between the cable MSOs that became the Sprint-branded national cellular network
  • IEEE Fellow and recipient of the organization’s Centennial Medal and Millennial Medal
  • Named inventor of seven issued U.S. patents including for a vehicle safety device for reducing driver distractions, an apparatus for eliminating television commercials, and check-reading technology

Expert Qualifications

  • Experienced giving declarations and deposition testimony in support of IPRs before the U.S. PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Retained by Google to submit expert reports and testify on invalidity of a patent in litigation in the U.S. District Court for Delaware
  • Testifying expert in defense of Samsung in a U.S. ITC investigation relating to certain imported TVs, Blu-Ray players, home theater systems, and handheld devices
  • Retained as an expert witness for companies including Sony, DirecTV, Comcast, Apple, Motorola, National Semiconductor, and Broadcom