Electrical engineer and software consultant with over thirty-five years of experience in the design of control systems and digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms for applications as diverse as assistive technologies and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, a.k.a., drones). U.S. Air Force Academy researcher in image processing and GPS-denied navigation methods. Also has significant expertise with XML databases and streaming audio/video.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering, University of Colorado
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of California Irvine

Career Highlights

  • Instructor for a U.S. Air Force Academy electronic engineering course for non-engineering majors that covered DC electronics through radars
  • Designed control systems to control NASCAR race vehicles with head movements, so that persons with quadriplegia can race
  • Developed embedded software for an in-car multi-camera system that captures streaming video from multiple angles on an accident trigger
  • Chief architect of a groundbreaking, client-server XML bioinformatics database that supported complex DNA and protein sequence pattern searches via a hierarchical convergence algorithm able to pattern match sequence fragments based on multiple criteria
  • Author of a book chapter on knowledge management XML databases and a grant proposal for use of XML databases in peer-to-peer systems
  • Named inventor on three issued U.S. patents including one for hierarchical data document systems
  • A registered Professional Engineer

Expert Qualifications

  • Testifying expert for plaintiffs and defendants in cases for and against Apple, Freescale, MagicJack, Microchip, Samsung, and Square
  • Performed reverse engineering of more than fifty products in relation to patent infringement allegations, including media players, modems, databases systems, and control systems
  • Testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in an investigation relating to patented garage door opener technology
  • Retained expert in three cases relating to Nook and Kindle e-readers
  • Testified on behalf of the plaintiff in an arbitration hearing regarding fiber optic gyroscope technology for navigation
  • A range of expert experience in Inter Partes Reviews (IPR) at PTAB