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 Expert  719614

Expert in Materials Science, Patents, Fiber Optics, laser medical devices

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Connecticut (CT)
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As a research scientist and now a consultant, Expert has been involved with material science, especially on projects related to the mechanical and optical properties of materials, both organic and inorganic. For the past 14 years, a majority of his efforts have dealt with studying and improving the failure and reliability of coated silica substrates. In this effort, he has experimented with selected inorganic coatings and with the modification of both polymeric and inorganic surfaces, particularly at the interfaces of dissimilar materials. Major aims of this work were improved coating adhesion to glass and controlled adhesion to fiberglass in composites.

materials science

Over the years, he has spent much of his time evaluating the mechanical and optical properties of materials, both organic and inorganic, and during a period of about four to five years, a significant amount of time was spent on the failure and reliability of coated silica substrates. In addition, he has worked with selected inorganic coatings, and the modification of both polymeric and inorganic surfaces, particularly at the interfaces of dissimilar materials. He also has some familiarity with fiberglass composites and has two patents in the area.

high-solids organic coating material

For the past 16 years, Expert has devoted considerable time to various applications of fiber optics to the medical, industrial, and military fields, and has determined needs, designed products or components, and characterized final products, especially in relation to their resistance failure. In addition, he has been very active in standards work, setting test requirements for short-haul fibers in both the national and international arenas. He has three patents relating to new optical fiber and related systems.

fiber optics


medical fiber optics


optical fiber

Expert is a registered patent attorney and for over 20 years, has frequently faced decisions of patentability, infringement, and the value of patenting versus mere proprietary protection for both the U.S. and foreign areas. He has significant experience with his and his co-workers' inventions on specific writing, documentation to protect intellectual rights, and on replying to PTO actions. Over the past seven to ten years, he has also had experience in evaluating the validity of patents, and has assigned rights as related to buyouts. Most recently, he has had experience in preparing for interference action against earlier-issued patents. In general, he has significant experience in terms related to patent research and analysis.

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement


legal patenting




patent claim construction brief


claim (patent)


Markman hearing


patent infringement


patent specification


patent prosecution


canons of claim construction


Doctrine of Equivalents


literal infringement


direct infringement


contributory infringement


induced infringement


patent claim chart


patent claim construction

Since 1969, Expert has regularly studied the advantageous and deleterious effects of radiation (particularly high-energy radiation) on elastomers, thermoplastics, and silica-based materials. In the latter, the effects on the optical and mechanical properties were investigated. He has studied the improvement in mechanical and thermal properties, and the degradation of these properties for polymers, co-polymers, and polymer blends. He is also co-author of one basic patent related to elastomeric polymers in this area.

high-energy radiation


radiation effect

Expert has taught graduate courses in organic photochemistry, and has studied differences in operation of various types of photoinitiators, UV-curing of coatings for ceramic and metallic substrates, and reaction and modification of chemicals unders UV stimulation.

photochemical reaction



In attacking assigned problems and needs in corporate and consulting modes, Expert has developed the skills necessary to address the entire situation, leading to the best solution(s) within the grasp of the company's capacity to achieve. Technology assessment and transfer also fall within this general category. He has had experience particularly since 1983 in this area. Also in the past few years, he has had extensive experience aiding small, startup, early growth companies in these areas.

technology evaluation

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Optoelectronics, Semiconductors, Microwaves
Photonics, Fiber Optics, Laser Micromachining, SEM...
Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Telecom, Optical Design,...
Opto-Mechanical Design

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1995   JD   Law   University of Connecticut  
1967   PhD   Physical Chemistry   Yale University  
1964   MS   Physical Chemistry   Yale University  
1962   BS   Chemistry/Mathematics   Seton Hall University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to 2015





Chief Scientist/Director of Research/Director of Patents and Licensing


1991 to





Consultant, Registered Patent Attorney


Patent Attorney, medical laser optics/devices, photo-drugs, mechanical/electrical devices

1979 to 1991


Ensign-Bickford Industries



Chief Scientist


1973 to 1979


Fairfield University



Assistant Professor


1969 to 1973


Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.


Radiation Research


Senior Research Scientist, Patent Liason


1967 to 1969


Brandeis University



Research Associate and Lecturer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Optical Society of America, American Chemical Society, American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Bar Association, Connecticut Patent Law Association, and the International Intellectual Property Law Club. He is also a member of the American Association of University Professors, and served as the President of the Connecticut Chapter in 1979. He is also a former member of a number of science societies including the American Ceramic Society, American Physics Society, Materials Research Society, and , Inter-American Photochemical Society,

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 90 publications and patents covering materials science, optical fibers, and coatings.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Glass expert for consulting on high temperature effect on optical fiber.
  • Expert in die design of optical coatings for consulting on Coating process for optical fiber.
  • Expert for consulting on Video Display.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in manufacturing for consulting on patent interference hearing.
  • Patent expert for consulting on testimony and declaration for a patent infringement case.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1996 to   European Economic Community   Through German affiliates, he works with the European Patent Office and World Intellectual Property Org.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Polish   Expert is fluent in Polish.
French   He can speak and read French.
German   He can read German.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of optics-related equipment and services, chemicals and equipment for ceramics and analytical and general chemistry, pulp and paper industry chemicals and equipment, as well as equipment for physics.

He has access to the buyer's guides, literature and his own personal contacts.


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