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 Expert  726593

Expert in Smart Phones; Wireless Mesh; PLD, FPGA, ASIC, DSP; Semi Packaging; Home Automation; Streaming Video

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 4 issued patents and 5 pending applications related to smart phones and location based functionalities for cellular communication. In 2008 and 2009, he performed multiple consulting projects for a well-known wireless IP litigator related to patent validity and infringement analysis for different smart phone technologies. Expert also holds an issued patent and a pending application for wireless mesh networks and is an experienced Expert Witness.

As of April 1, 2012, Expert holds 38 US patents and has more than 15 pending applications.


3G mobile phone


camera telephone

Expert spent 20 years in the programmable semiconductor industry and is considered an expert in PLDs FPGAs, ASICs, and DSPs. He was an expert witness for AMD in a patent litigation with four defendant companies. He has 20 issued patents related to these technologies.

programmable logic device


combinational circuit


field-programmable gate array


field-programmable logic array


gate array


logic circuit


programmable array logic


programmable gate array


programmable logic array


programmable logic device design


sequential circuit

Expert has worked with two companies in the field of wireless mesh networking, and has one issued patent and one pending application related to wireless mesh networking technology.


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington;  Tacoma, Washington;  Bellevue, Washington;  Everett, Washington;  Federal Way, Washington;  Kent, Washington;  Bellingham, Washington;  Lakewood, Washington;  and Renton, Washington.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   BSEE   Electrical Engineering   Cornell University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)




2004 to 2005






Ran the company; Drafted patent applications

2003 to 2004


Jig Saw Tech


VP Marketing


Program manager for semiconductor advanced package development

1995 to 2002


Lightspeed Semiconductor


CEO, Chairman


Executive, Ran the patent program; Lightspeed was the first Structured ASIC company

1993 to 1995


SunRise Imaging


VP Marketing


Marketing and Sales; Drafted patent applications

1990 to 1993


Aptix Corp.


VP Marketing


Marketing and applications

1987 to 1989




Marketing and technical consultant


Applications for FPGA

1985 to 1987




VP Advanced Products


Managing director for PLD software products

Career Accomplishments:


Professional Appointments

Chairman at Lightspeed Semiconductor

Publications and Patents Summary

38 Patents issued; 15 Patents pending

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - CMP - EE Times  

Consulting Services:
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:
Key Witness for Patent Validity, 1989-1993 - AMD v. Atmel - AMD v. Samsung - AMD v. Cypress Semiconductor - AMD v. Gazelle Microcircuits; Reviewed prior art and performed validity analysis; Reviewed depositions; Gave deposition in AMD v. Atmel
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.

Market Research:
Quoted in articles as industry expert regarding: - Programmable logic - Image processing - ASICs - Wireless Mesh Networking

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:

Many seminars for PLD design; Seminars for Image processing

Other Skills and Services

Validity and infringement analysis - presenting to an audience (jury)


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