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Expert in Cellular Phones, Tower Triangulation, CALEA, Texting While Driving, 911 Wrongful Death, Wiretap, IPR, Technical Standards

Expert ID: 728925 North Carolina, USA

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Expert is a respected cellular telephone standards developer for the last 25 years and holds 29 patents and 4 trade secrets related to mobile telephone systems. He was a key developer of the FCC mandated wiretap system known as CALEA; the wireless 911 system and other wireless innovations. His background includes expertise in US systems such as CDMA, TDMA, ANSI-41, iDEN and Analog as well as the European based GSM system. As a charter member of 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards committees he is versed in the 3G, so called 4G and LTE standards as well. He is the author of eight books on mobile systems and satellites systems and GPS.

Expert in trucking accident cases through cell phone analysis. TCPA Analysis. Cell Phone records analysis and tower location triangulation

Developed a wiretap solution for the FBI for the future Broadband over Powerlines.Qualified in Federal and State Courts more than 30 times

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Cary, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina - Rocky Mount, North Carolina - Lynchburg, Virginia

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: BSEE Equivalent Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: UCONN and DeVry

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: 3G / 4G Standards Responsibilities:  Telecommunications Expert, engaged in Consulting, Expert Witnessing, authoring.
 Technical Standards Consulting for 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards
 “Telecommunication Expert” for 911, CALEA, Wireless, FCC mandated matters
 Engaged as expert in IPR lawsuits between mobile handset vendors regarding 3GPP standards vs. plaintiff’s intellectual property rights (May 2006 – present)
- Yahoo v. MForce for Yahoo in theft of trade secrets case. (January 2006)
- Engaged as expert witness in numerous high profile patent cases regarding wireless/cellular technology.
 Consultant to FBI's CALEA Implementation Unit regarding CALEA standards
 Engaged as expert / advisor to Research Triangle Park VC's in numerous mobile product/company evaluations including Cell Broadcast Systems used for emergency alert.
 Authored, “GSM Technology” published by Althos Publishing. (September 2006 and 2nd Edition, October 2009)
 Author and Co-Author of five book in Mobile Systems - technical and market.
 Selected by McGraw-Hill to write book on GSM.
 Court appoint cell phone expert in numerous criminal matters
 Expert Witness as Cell Phone Expert in civil matters regarding:
- 911 Systems Failures
- Commercial Trucking accidents
- Theft of Trade Secret matters
- Citizenship matters
- Defective Product matters
 Frequent Guest on TV News Shows as “Telecommunications Expert” commenting on matters from Cellular Evidence to Health Care Debate. Shows include Nancy Grace, Shepard Smith, Neil Cavuto, Dateline and various NBC/Fox local stories.
 Frequent quoted in printed material regarding cellular phone evidence.
 Expert in Microsoft Suites
 Expert in Database development and Big Data Analysis
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Telecommunications Technology Standards Manager Department: Responsibilities: Represent companies in the technical standards forums of 3GPP, 3GPP2, ITU-T achieving cost effective telecommunications standards, gleaning market intelligence and developing IP. Developing contributions, present and negotiate solutions and lead new initiatives.
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Expert Witness in Cellular, Wireless Matters (IP, Civil and Criminal) | Telecommunications Department: Responsibilities: Expert witness services in Cell Phones, including location, wiretap (CALEA), 911 wrongful death matters, texting while driving accidents. Criminal, Civil and IP matters. 28 patents. 5 books. Qualified in State and Federal Courts.
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Expert Witness Telephony | Telecommunications Department: Responsibilities: Provide expert witness testimony and reports in civil and criminal cases. Recent cases include, Several Federal Criminal case where the government claimed to have information on location or valid wiretaps. I dispute those claims. Civil case: Patent infringements and considerable work on 911 wrongful death case.
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: Sprint Title: Sr. Manager, Global Technology Standards Department: Responsibilities: Responsibilities
 Sole representative to 3GPP2 standards development committee with focus on Core Network Standards.
 GSM / UMTS standards group under Sprint, Project Manager
 Project Management of CDMA standards development project
 Sole representative on all CALEA standards matters.
 Support to business development, sales and Nextel’s Intellectual Property Department.
 Support of development team via extensive on-line standards library. Voting member for 3GPP2 TSG-X and TSG-S.
 Served as alternate and Nextel attendee to 3GPP2 Operating Partners and Steering Committee.
 Developed and Maintained industries largest database of mobile systems standard for developers and business development. Expert in database and Microsoft Suites.

Accomplishments
 Nextel’s Top Innovator Award for 27 patent submissions
 Patents in areas of 911, Wiretap, Rural Cellular, Calling Party Pays, others.
 Nextel Performer award for $750,000 savings (on first day of work)
 Technical Member (1 of 2 on team of 20) for NewCo business launch team (Merger put project on hold)
 Number of spot bonuses for performance and patent application milestone accomplishments.
 Selected by standards peers to represent 3GPP2 Core Network as Speaker at India CDMA Summit
 Successfully negotiated restructure of wiretap (CALEA) standards in CDMA to support Nextel goals
 Successfully build a team of carriers to block a technical change that would impact Nextel`s LNP launch.
 Selected to perform technical evaluation of pre-launch i840, Nextel’s first picture phone.
 Selected to perform market and technical evaluation of Nextel’s Flarion OFDM WiMax test vs. others.
 Provided initial notice and intelligence of first competitive PTT launch and member of strategy team.
 Developed technical improvement in Nextel network (four) which Nextel maintains as trade secrets
 Supported the Industry Number Committee / US Navy requesting non-geographic NPA (Navy withdrew request based on arguments presented)
Years: 1998 to 2003 Employer: Verizon / GTE Title: Manager, Standards and Technology Department: Responsibilities: Responsibilities
 Project Manager – Standards – GSM to CDMA gateway (Ericsson Vendor Management)
 Project Management – ALL-IP network transition – Standards Management
 Long Term Evolution Planning – (LTE, aka FLMTS) Primary Technical Consultant
regarding wireless standards to all departments
 Provided technical consulting for system design of new products, including LNP, Churn
Management, 911 Service Bureau, Authentication Service Bureau.
 Expert for new business proposals, development, RFP’s, white papers, user guides,
 Presented training and technical presentations to management, development and sales.
 Initiate business case for new products
 Key technical support to sales as needed for sales calls
 Provided customer support on all technical issues as requested
 Managed the representation of TSI at all appropriate GSM, CDMA and TDMA standards forums, including budget, personnel, and coordination with product managers
 Active speaker, per request of Executives, Sales and Marketing at industry conferences. Frequent contributor to Company Website.

Successful Projects:
 Initiated, launched or provided substantial technical expertise for products for: Wireless
Number Portability (including SOA/ICC and IS-41 NPREQ), CALEA, UIM, 911 Phase I
and Phase II, Location Services, Interstandard Roaming (GSM <> IS-41), SMS Interoperability IS-41 Revision C, D and E. UIM and R-UIM development.
 Created training classes for customers, developers and management on above. Trained the trainers and developed courseware for new products.
 Negotiated reduced requirements for CALEA with FBI CIS.
 Successfully contributed to GTE/Verizon efforts to forestall portability.
 Developed concept proposal for new opportunities in Asia, US and South America
 Investigated opportunities in ALL-IP to support Media Gateways, SIP Proxy
 Regular consulting for Product Teams/Launch Teams for new/developing requirement
 Developed the industries largest and most complete on-line ANSI-41 technical library.
Years: 1996 to 2006 Employer: Title: Sr. Standards Manager Department: Responsibilities: Develop Patents. Represented company at Standards Mobile meetings and committee.
Years: 1991 to 1996 Employer: Title: Sr. Standards Manager Department: Responsibilities: Represent company on TR45 and other standards committees
Years: 1989 to 1991 Employer: ALCATEL Title: Sr. System Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Development of features and technology for cellular systems.

 Reporting to Director Engineering, responsible for new feature development for the GMH2000 AMPS cellular, TDMA and CDMA switch.
 Specifically responsible for project management, system engineering, testing and commercial turn on and standards compliance and representation for ANSI-41 standards.
 Successes include Authentication, Voice Privacy and Signaling Message Encryption and WPS (early form), SMS, CLIP, CLIR, CALEA and others).
 Managed Inter-vendor testing, and resolution of customer issues.
Years: 1986 to 1989 Employer: Title: Standards Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Representing US at the UN committee on telecommunications (CCITT and then ITU-T). Primary work on ISDN, X.25 and mobile phone technology
Years: 1981 to 1986 Employer: Title: Member of the Technical Staff Department: Space and Communications Responsibilities: Design and development of satellite ground stations.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1981 to 1985 Agency: NASA Role: Engineer Description: Developed systems for the Galileo Space probe that went to Jupiter

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1981 to 2010 Country / Region: Worldwide Summary: Has spent the last 30 years working in the international standards committees around the world. Expert has worked in every major country in the world with major work in Asia, India and Europe. Experience in South America as well.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
29 Patents in Mobile Systems
8 Books published GPS, Mobile and Satellites
Top Innovator, NEXTEL 2005
NC Search and Rescue Team
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 4 Trade Secrets and 29 Patents

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Birth Language
Japanese Speak nominally. Enough to get around.

Fields of Expertise

2G mobile network, 3G mobile phone, 4G mobile network, 911, 911 training, assisted Global Positioning System, cell identification, cellular communication, cellular mobile radio, cellular telecommunication, cellular telephone, cellular telephone standard, cellular telephone system, circuit switching method, code division multiple access, communication, communication network, communication satellite, communications technology, digital communications network architecture, digital convergence, digital data, digital switch, digital telecommunication, digital telephony, electronic switching, Federal Communications Commission licensing, fixed-mobile convergence, frequency band, frequency division multiple access, global system for mobile communication, global system for mobile communication localization, globalization, INTELSAT, International Mobile Telecommunications-2000, international telecommunication, International Telecommunication Union, IS-95, long distance communication, mobile data terminal, mobile device forensics, mobile radio system, mobile telecommunication, mobile telephone switching office, short message service, telecommunication, telecommunication regulation, telecommunication standard, telecommunications regulatory compliance, telecommunications system, telecommunications system design, telecommunications-related technical training, telephone regulation, time division multiple access technology, Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, wireless communication, distracted driving, IP multimedia subsystem, EVDO, 3xRTT, 1xRTT, EDGE, general packet radio service, wireless local loop, Global Navigation Satellite System, mobile satellite communication, Bell Communications Research, compliance testing, integrated voice response system, base station, broadcast satellite, communications intelligence, TTY/TDD, digital transmission, communications path, low earth orbit satellite, cellular antenna, telecommunications regulation process, telecommunications electronics science, computer industry-related technical training, telecommunications management, telecommunications strategic planning, computer communication, space communication link, satellite communication, radio communication, integrated services digital network

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