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Electrical Engineering Consultant: Semiconductors, Solar Cells, Electronics and Intellectual Property

Technical Consultant #1310


Expertise

  • Patents and intellectual property.
  • Display technology.
  • Semiconductor packaging and assembly.
  • Semiconductor wafer processing.
  • Semiconductor capital equipment.
  • Solar cell technology.
  • Electronics packaging.
  • Flat panel display technology.
  • Electronic assembly.
  • Medical electronics.
  • Mechanical devices and business methods.

Expert Witness Experience

Serving cases as an expert witness

  • Involving: semiconductor patents.
  • Semiconductor processing patents and semiconductor material manufacturing.
  • LCD manufacturing patent case.
  • Electronics manufacturing litigation in a contract dispute.
  • Semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer in patent infringement litigation.

Testifying and deposition cases

  • Electronics used in heavy truck scales/patent infringement.
  • Semiconductor materials; contract terms.
  • LCD market and distribution chain-civil case.

Consulting Expert

  • LCD manufacturing; patent infringement, completed documents submitted to attorneys.
  • Filing and prosecuting numerous patents in the mechanical, electrical and business methods fields.
  • Currently working on major licensing project for semiconductor technology including wafer fabrication and device assembly, client is a European based semiconductor manufacturer and other party; another semiconductor manufacturer is based in the U.S.
  • Evaluated several IP portfolios, identified best IP, and established license opportunities, assisted in determining potential infringement.
  • Case involving LCD construction details.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Founder and President, 1986 - Present

  • A strategic technology consulting firm serving expertise in the areas of: Semiconductor manufacturing, semiconductor equipment, display technology, patents and patent infringement, electronic assembly, medical electronics, mechanical devices and solar cells semiconductor equipment.
  • Filing and prosecuting numerous patents in the mechanical, electrical and business methods fields.
  • Provided licensing for a major project in semiconductor technology including wafer fabrication and device assembly.
  • Evaluated several IP portfolios, identified best IP, and established license opportunities, assisted in determining potential infringement.
  • Taught numerous seminars for both technical and nontechnical groups in electronics technology.
  • Resolved several intellectual property issues for semiconductor technology.
  • Served as expert witness in case involving: semiconductor packaging for outside environments.
  • Expert witness in cases involving semiconductor patents, LCD construction patents, LCD construction details, electronics manufacturing litigation, semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer in patent infringement litigation, and silicon material preparation technology.
  • Contributing editor for "Chip Scale Review" magazine profiling patents and technology of interest to advanced semiconductor packaging.

U.S. Patent Agent, 2000 - Present

  • Filing and prosecuting numerous patents in the mechanical, electrical and business methods fields.
  • Evaluated several IP portfolios, identified best IP, and established license opportunities.
  • Currently involved in several licensing negotiations.
  • Actively working on merger candidates for major investors.

Other positions in the High Technology Industry

  • Medtronic, 1984 - 1986
  • General Semiconductor, 1982 - 1984
  • Arizona State University, Adjunct Faculty, 1982 - 1983
  • Spire Corporation, 1981 - 1982
  • Raytheon, 1979 - 1982
  • Martin-Marietta, 1977 - 1982
  • Motorola, 1967 - 1977
  • National Semiconductor, 1967
  • Bendix Semiconductor, 1965 - 1967

Honors & Publications


Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Completed mediation training, Arizona State Attorney General's office.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Publications

  • Contributing editor for "Chip Scale Review" magazine profiling patents and technology of interest to advanced semiconductor packaging.

Four technical books published:

  • Workmanship Standards
  • Hybrid Circuits
  • MCM Devices
  • Flat Panel Displays
  • Four U.S. Patents issued and three pending.

Patents

  • Invented numerous products in consumer arts and crafts, book formats and solar window screens, (patents pending for these products).
  • Four U.S. Patents issued
  • Three pending

Education

  • B.S.E.E. Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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