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Expert in Intellectual Property, Patents, and Medical Devices

Expert ID: 733118 California, USA

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Expert is an award-winning, Oxford-educated scientist with expertise in electronics, medical imaging, medical devices, sensors, semiconductors, MEMS, image processing, and signal processing. He has been deposed in a patent case.

His experience spans a variety of industries and applications, including medical devices, consumer electronics, imaging, biometric security, and electric power delivery.

Expert has accrued significant IP experience spanning patent development, analysis, licensing and strategy. His diverse industry experience includes multinationals like GE, Medtronic, Samsung, Fujifilm and Siemens, as well as several startups.

As a technical consultant, Expert is currently advising startups on patent strategy, product positioning and business strategy. He is also undertaking system design for a wearable cancer monitoring device. He is advising on portable point-of-care imaging as well as beam formation design and image reconstruction techniques for medical imaging and surgical guidance. His currently consulting work also addresses acoustics and transducer design for medical industrial applications. He has also undertaken the design of MEMS signal processing and front-end electronics for pediatric otitis diagnosis.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: D. Phil (equivalent to Ph.D) Subject: Materials Science Institution: Oxford University
Year: 1984 Degree: MA and BA Subject: Physics (with First-Class Honors) Institution: Oxford University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Technical Consulting and Expert witness Department: Responsibilities: Expert consults on ultrasound, MEMS, electronics, patent strategy, and expert witnessing.
Years: 2009 to 2011 Employer: Cephasonics Title: Chief Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for the technical direction of a startup seeking to commoditize front-end and beam formation electrics. He advises the CEO on all technical matters and is deeply involved in angel and VC fundraising. He undertakes extensive customer interaction with marketed products to imaging and non-traditional customers.
Years: 2005 to 2011 Employer: Siemens Healthcare Title: Senior Manager, Engineering Department: Ultrasound Division Responsibilities: Expert delivered 3 ASIC's on a tight schedule to support the new Silicon Ultrasound product line. He managed a team of 8 engineers to design, test and manufacture all electronics needed for the introduction of Silicon Ultrasound transducers. He also served as a technology evangelist, in which sphere he presented weekly to customers at Siemens' Innovation Center.
Years: 2000 to 2005 Employer: Sensant Corporation Title: Manager, R&D; Senior Staff Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert served the corporation as Manager of Research and Development from 2003 to 2005, in which sphere he oversaw the group creating electronics for the first 2D and 3D images using a silicon ultrasound transducer. He also co-authored a successful grant proposal to DARPA on battlefield ultrasound imaging and surgery.

Prior to this role, Expert was Senior Staff Engineer, in which capacity he was responsible for the design of new types of imaging systems using capacitive micro-fabricated ultrasound transducers. He co-authored several successful SBIR grant proposals during this time.
Years: 1990 to 2000 Employer: General Electric Company Title: Physicist Department: Corporate R&D Responsibilities: Among other achivements, Expert designed algorithms for IC implementation. The resulting beamforming IC constituted the heart of GE's successful entry into the premium ultrasound market. During this time, Expert also developed now-patented statistical methods for the robust simultaneous design of transducer and imaging systems to Six Sigma quality standards. He undertook significant transducer design, acoustic field simulation and measurement throughout this role. He also conducted signal processing research for improved image quality and blood flow estimations, of which several signal processing innovations are used in current GE products.
Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: University of Illinois Title: Assistant Professor Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering Responsibilities: Expert conducted research in scanning laser acoustic microscopy to characterize tissue. He also researched applications of neural networks to ultrasonic imaging. He taught courses in circuit theory, medical imaging and acoustics.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Senior Member, IEEE (1987 to present)
Member, Board of Directors, IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley
Member, Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
Associate Member, American Bar Association (2016 to present)
Licenses / Certifications
Six Sigma Certified Green Belt, GE Global Research
Professional Appointments
Expert has three years' teaching experience for electrical engineering and computer engineering.
Awards / Recognition
Expert has won grans from the National Institute of Health and DARPA. He has also been recognized as Senior Key Expert by Siemens AG. He has earned GE Global Research's Willis R. Whitney Technical Achievement Award for participating in the development of a Six Sigma software toolkit. He has earned GE Global Research's Dushman Award as well.
Publications and Patents Summary
A serial inventor, Expert holds 22 U.S. patents with several more pending. He is well-published with 3 invited papers and 22 other papers.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert is currently consulting on litigation involving medical devices, imaging systems wearable electronics patents, and trade secrets. He was deposed in the imaging systems case in February 2018.
Training / Seminars
SEAK Expert Witnessing seminars attended (each course is 14 hours, on-site):

o How to Start, Build, and Run a Successful Expert Witness Practice
o How to be an Effective Expert Witness
o How to Excel at Your Expert Witness Deposition
o Advanced Testifying Skills fs
o How to Write a Bulletproof Expert Witness Report
o How to Excel and Succeed as an Expert Witness in Patent Cases: Special Techniques

Expert Witness Conferences attended:
o Forensic Expert Witness Association National Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2016
o National Expert Witness Conference, Clearwater, FL, 2017
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has been a Project Manager of a nonprofit Silicon Valley business and professional network organization from 2013 to present.

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