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Expert in Intellectual Property: Analysis and Strategy Development

Expert ID: 723818 Illinois, USA

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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Helped start up company develop first R&D program for in-house usageCompleted 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.

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 - Madison, Wisconsin

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Education

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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: He is President of consulting firm.
Years: 1973 to 2004 Employer: ExxonMobil Title: Senior Research Associate Department: Responsibilities: He led new product development effort, inventor on 70 US patents in areas of fuels, lubes, solvents, coal conversion, polymers, etc.
Years: 1969 to 1973 Employer: U of Wisconsin Title: Asst Professor Department: Responsibilities: Named outstanding teacher in first year. Gained tenure in 1973
Years: 1967 to 1969 Employer: Case Western Reserve University Title: Post-doc Department: Responsibilities: He worked with 1994 Nobel Laureate Prof. George A. Olah on super acid chemistry.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2005 to 2006 Country / Region: China - Shanghai Summary: 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.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ACS
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 70 patents (US).
He has edited a book on coal conversion.
He has more than 70 refereed publications.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness providing commercial valuation of R&D holdings in federal trial.
Training / Seminars
Numerous including: Intellectual Property strategy development; New Product development strategies; Future of the Chemical Industry
Marketing Experience
Developed process that enabled new product introduction. Developed improved process to manufacture existing product.

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