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 Expert  723818

Expert in Intellectual Property: Analysis and Strategy Development

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Twenty plus years with ExxonMobil Chemical Company where Expert worked on numerous organic chemicals and their commercial applications. Inventor on 70 US patents many of which deal with said organic chemicals including chemical intermediates and polymers.

applied organic chemistry


chemical product environmental effect


claim (patent)


patent claim construction




fuel additive

Did extensive work on high octane options for avgas market. This work directed at options to replace tetraethyl lead as octane booster in existing formulations. Patent application in US PTO describing one such activity.

aviation fuel

Worked with the father of 'carbocation chemistry', Nobel Laureate, Prof. George Olah and have numerous publications in the area. Have worked on superacid catalyzed alkane isomerization and on the use of BF3 and related systems for carbonylation chemistry.

carbocation chemistry


organic chemistry

During his activities with ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Expert worked on numerous chemical intermediates. One example is work he carried out on novel manufacturing routes to dimethyl carbonate, an intermediate in the manufacture of polycarbonate resins. Patent applications and issued patents exist in this area where he is co-inventor.

chemical intermediate


industrial chemistry


industrial solvent toxicity


isopropyl alcohol





Have carried out in-depth intellectual property studies for clients. Headed up IP teams. Have written a number of IP strategy documents.

intellectual property


intellectual fraud

Worked to understand use of various oxygenates to boost octane, and to meet other fuel specs.

oxygenated gasoline blend

Kinetics and mechanisms of organic chemical transformations are part and parcel of my technical skill set. Fundamentals of this type are always at the heart of improved process chemistries.

physical organic chemistry


strategy development


chemical intellectual property

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  and Madison, Wisconsin.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   Ph D   Physical Organic Chemistry   Michigan State University  
  BS   Chemistry   Queens College of CUNY  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to






He is President of consulting firm.

1973 to 2004




Senior Research Associate


He led new product development effort, inventor on 70 US patents in areas of fuels, lubes, solvents, coal conversion, polymers, etc.

1969 to 1973


U of Wisconsin


Asst Professor


Named outstanding teacher in first year. Gained tenure in 1973

1967 to 1969


Case Western Reserve University




He worked with 1994 Nobel Laureate Prof. George A. Olah on super acid chemistry.

Career Accomplishments:


Publications and Patents Summary

He has 70 patents (US). He has edited a book on coal conversion. He has more than 70 refereed publications.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Helped start up company develop first R&D program for in-house usage
  • Completed an in-depth analysis of large IP portfolio for client with recommendations for subsequent actions.
  • Consulted on R&D program related to optimized approach to conversion of heavy hydrocarbons.
  • He took lead in identifying R&D direction for biofuels/bio to chemical companies.
  • Expert witness in fuel additive case.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Fuel additive expert for consulting on Technical whitepaper needed for Fuel Addtive.
  • Expert chemist for consulting on developing a household consumer product.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert witness providing commercial valuation of R&D holdings in federal trial.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Consulting on Fleet performance issues related to Octane manipulation
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
2005 to 2006   China - Shanghai   He worked with start-up R&D group in Zhangjiang Hi-tech park area of Pudong. Worked with Chinese scientists and engineers to bring experimental program forward. Instructed on safety, on technical writing, on market/technology issues in chemical industry. Developed initial intellectual property strategy and wrote initial patent applications.

Market Research:
Developed process that enabled new product introduction. Developed improved process to manufacture existing product.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Numerous including: Intellectual Property strategy development; New Product development strategies; Future of the Chemical Industry


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