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Broadband Networks, RF, Optics Circuitry Forensic Patent Expert

Technical Consultant #2363


Intellectual Property Services

  • Portfolio valuation and technical analysis.
  • Application/claim drafting and prosecution.
  • Licensing, litigation, and IPR (inter parties review) support (reverse engineering, claim charts, damages, depositions, etc.)
  • USPTO (Patent and Trade Mark Office) registered patent agent.

Technical and Managerial Services

  • Broadband access networks; (i.e., PON, xDSL, DOCSIS, DBS/DVB, LTE, and Wi-Fi), wired, wireless, and optical interfaces, (i.e., COFDM, CWDM, DWDM, Ethernet, IB).
  • Analog Radio Frequency - RF and high speed digital circuit design.
  • Electrical and optical sensor circuitry.
  • Video and audio technologies.
  • General analog, radio frequent, and digital circuit design Intellectual property.
  • Embedded software and mobile device technologies (tablet, smartphone, IoT).
  • System architecture for IP networking, data switching, and radio communication.
  • Cloud computing, client/server architectures, and data center infrastructure.
  • Data center infrastructure.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Processing patent validity cases (inter parties review).
  • Acquisition patent valuation and due diligence.


Undisclosed Company, Senior Principal Investigator, 2003 - Present

  • Forensics services and reverse engineering for consumer and industrial electronics.

Durestec, Senior Consultant, 2006 - Present

  • Licensing, litigation, and IPR support services.
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small business Technology TRansfer (STTR) support services.

Various Law Firms, Senior Patent Agent, 2006 - 2016

  • Patent application drafting and prosecution services.

Flashpoint Technology, Principal Research Engineer, 2006 - 2015

  • Researched and developed patent disclosures for application oriented IP for newly emerging technologies.
  • Continuing prosecution of large patent portfolio relating to advanced IP networks.
  • Technology research on digital camera, digital rights management, and advanced networking.
  • System definition on advanced advertising, fixed and mobile multimedia services.
  • Market analysis for technology research focus areas.

OTO Technologies, Chief Technical Officer, 2009 - 2010

  • Developed and executed technical strategy for research, acquisition, and licensing of 3G/4G mobile technologies.
  • Acquisition patent valuation and due diligence (emphasis on wireless carrier and handset technologies).
  • Technology research on advanced bandwidth management and next generation mobile advertising.
  • Disclosure development, application filing, and prosecution support including accelerated exam.
  • Portfolio preparation and support for contingency firm analysis.

Concert Technology, Principal Patent Analyst, 2007 - 2009

  • Completed portfolio analysis and conducted research into advance audio/video services and applications.
  • Patent valuations, market analysis, and due diligence for portfolio acquisitions.
  • Technology research on next generation Internet radio and cloud based multimedia services.
  • Licensing materials for acquired and developed portfolios.
  • Portfolio preparation and support for execution of patent litigation.

RTI International, (MCNC Research and Development Institute), Principal Scientist, 2004 - 2006

  • Engineering Hardware Manager-Principal investigation for "Center for Advanced Network Research" and management of hardware team for wire-speed protocol implementations.
  • Developed system architectures for DWDM 10Gbps grid test beds and smaller wireless ad-hoc networks.
  • Researched advanced network protocol stacks using out-of-band control planes.
  • Completed research proposals from SBIR/STTR through multi-year Broad Agency Announcements.
  • Developed multiple collaborative partnerships with industry and academia.
  • Maintained position on technical review board for corporate IP (MCNC).

SheepShank LLC, Founder & Senior Partner, 2002 - 2004

  • Start-up seeking funding via VC/Seed/Grants for Innovations in VLSI & data networking.
  • Partnership with Duke VLSI Design Center on joint DoD SBIR proposals.
  • Multiple speaking engagements on product innovation techniques and SBIR/STTR opportunities.
  • Business case development to venture community.

ECI Telecom, (Pulsecom), Centennial Campus, 1997 - 2002

Director, Research and Development Lab

  • Overall technical, project, administrative, and budget responsibility ATM/DSL ASIC and board level development, system integration/test and verification/compliance.
  • Developed two generations of core ATM switch fabric modules for broadband multiplexers.
  • Completed five feature releases of Element Management System software for Pulsecom product line.
  • Operated remote 40 engineer research and development facility conducting multi-site projects with less than 15% overhead.
  • Successfully transitioned site from Pulsecom to ECI Telecom ownership.
  • Completed office and lab fit-ups while enlarging facility and increasing staff.
  • Direct reports represented company within DSL Forum, IETF, and ATM Forums.

Engineering Manager, 1997 - 1998

  • Technical and Project Management of Engineering Staff for Board Level and FPGA development.
  • Transitioned product IP from 3-COM to Pulsecom for product implementation.
  • Developed first generation packet based DSLAM including three board level developments.

BroadBand Technologies Inc., (Siecor / FiberLAN), Founding Member, 1985 - 1997

  • Technical and project management for system definition and development of Fiber-to-the Curb products, VDSL drop technology for ATM transport (UTP and COAX), low-cost high bit-rate optic transceivers, DS1, DS3, and SONET interfaces, and video compression technology.
  • Managed 12 first-pass success ASIC developments.
  • Successfully staffed Research and Development Team for ASIC and board level developments.
  • Managed and completed eight joint IP/corporate developments.

Senior Engineer, 1985 - 1987

  • Optic Transceivers and Clock Recovery Design. DS1 and Telephony Line-Card Circuit Design. Completed four board levels designs for LAN optical communication products.

ITT (Transmission Division / Fiber Optics), Senior Engineer, 1981 - 1985

  • Project and technical management of engineering team for fiber optic transmission systems. Project managed joint IP and development with Samsung for telecommunications system for the Olympics.

Engineer, 1981 - 1984

  • Switch-Mode Power Supply Design, DS3 Transceiver Design, TTL and ECL Logic, RF Design, and Circuit Simulation. Completed three board levels designs for long-haul optical transmission systems.

Honors & Publications


  • Licensed Professional Engineer-NC
  • Registered Patent Agent

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE
  • Radio Technology Professional

Publications and Patents

  • Author of eight publications for presentations and educational
  • Over 50 patents


  • BSEE Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
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