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Expert in Materials Science, Patents, Fiber Optics, Laser Medical Devices

Expert ID: 719614 Connecticut, USA

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As a research scientist and now a consultant, Expert has been involved with material science, especially on projects related to the mechanical and optical properties of materials, both organic and inorganic. For the past 14 years, a majority of his efforts have dealt with studying and improving the failure and reliability of coated silica substrates. In this effort, he has experimented with selected inorganic coatings and with the modification of both polymeric and inorganic surfaces, particularly at the interfaces of dissimilar materials. Major aims of this work were improved coating adhesion to glass and controlled adhesion to fiberglass in composites.

Over the years, he has spent much of his time evaluating the mechanical and optical properties of materials, both organic and inorganic, and during a period of about four to five years, a significant amount of time was spent on the failure and reliability of coated silica substrates. In addition, he has worked with selected inorganic coatings, and the modification of both polymeric and inorganic surfaces, particularly at the interfaces of dissimilar materials. He also has some familiarity with fiberglass composites and has two patents in the area.


For the past 16 years, Expert has devoted considerable time to various applications of fiber optics to the medical, industrial, and military fields, and has determined needs, designed products or components, and characterized final products, especially in relation to their resistance failure. In addition, he has been very active in standards work, setting test requirements for short-haul fibers in both the national and international arenas. He has three patents relating to new optical fiber and related systems.

Expert is a registered patent attorney and for over 20 years, has frequently faced decisions of patentability, infringement, and the value of patenting versus mere proprietary protection for both the U.S. and foreign areas. He has significant experience with his and his co-workers' inventions on specific writing, documentation to protect intellectual rights, and on replying to PTO actions. Over the past seven to ten years, he has also had experience in evaluating the validity of patents, and has assigned rights as related to buyouts. Most recently, he has had experience in preparing for interference action against earlier-issued patents. In general, he has significant experience in terms related to patent research and analysis.


Since 1969, Expert has regularly studied the advantageous and deleterious effects of radiation (particularly high-energy radiation) on elastomers, thermoplastics, and silica-based materials. In the latter, the effects on the optical and mechanical properties were investigated. He has studied the improvement in mechanical and thermal properties, and the degradation of these properties for polymers, co-polymers, and polymer blends. He is also co-author of one basic patent related to elastomeric polymers in this area.


Expert has taught graduate courses in organic photochemistry, and has studied differences in operation of various types of photoinitiators, UV-curing of coatings for ceramic and metallic substrates, and reaction and modification of chemicals unders UV stimulation.

In attacking assigned problems and needs in corporate and consulting modes, Expert has developed the skills necessary to address the entire situation, leading to the best solution(s) within the grasp of the company's capacity to achieve. Technology assessment and transfer also fall within this general category. He has had experience particularly since 1983 in this area. Also in the past few years, he has had extensive experience aiding small, startup, early growth companies in these areas.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: JD Subject: Law Institution: University of Connecticut
Year: 1967 Degree: PhD Subject: Physical Chemistry Institution: Yale University
Year: 1964 Degree: MS Subject: Physical Chemistry Institution: Yale University
Year: 1962 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry/Mathematics Institution: Seton Hall University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to 2015 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Scientist/Director of Research/Director of Patents and Licensing Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1991 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant, Registered Patent Attorney Department: Responsibilities: Patent Attorney, medical laser optics/devices, photo-drugs, mechanical/electrical devices
Years: 1979 to 1991 Employer: Ensign-Bickford Industries Title: Chief Scientist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1973 to 1979 Employer: Fairfield University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1969 to 1973 Employer: Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. Title: Senior Research Scientist, Patent Liason Department: Radiation Research Responsibilities:
Years: 1967 to 1969 Employer: Brandeis University Title: Research Associate and Lecturer Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1996 to Present Country / Region: European Economic Community Summary: Through German affiliates, he works with the European Patent Office and World Intellectual Property Org.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Optical Society of America, American Chemical Society, American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Bar Association, Connecticut Patent Law Association, and the International Intellectual Property Law Club. He is also a member of the American Association of University Professors, and served as the President of the Connecticut Chapter. He is also a former member of a number of science societies including the American Ceramic Society, American Physics Society, Materials Research Society, and Inter-American Photochemical Society,
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 90 publications and patents covering materials science, optical fibers, and coatings.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Polish Expert is fluent in Polish.
French He can speak and read French.
German He can read German.

Fields of Expertise

materials science, high-solids organic coating material, fiber optics, medical fiber optics, optical fiber, Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, legal patenting, patent, patent claim construction brief, claim (patent), Markman hearing, patent infringement, patent specification, patent prosecution, canons of claim construction, Doctrine of Equivalents, literal infringement, direct infringement, contributory infringement, induced infringement, patent claim chart, patent claim construction, high-energy radiation, radiation effect, photochemical reaction, photochemistry, technology evaluation, infringement enforcement, international patent law, fiber-optic adhesion, optical fiber failure, inorganic surface, medical device coating material, coating selection, polymeric material curing, glass optical fiber coating material, trade secret, optical fiber coating material, acceptance angle, fiberglass-reinforced composite, fiber testing, optical fiber curing, patentability evaluation, materials engineering, photophysics, glass adhesion, fiberglass adhesion, plastic adhesion, technology transfer, electron-beam polymer curing, fiber-reinforced composite, ultraviolet radiation energy, ceramic corrosion, radiation energy, antireflectance coating material, fiber-reinforced plastic, glass failure, coating material, process inventing, polymer crosslinking, silicone resin, ultraviolet absorption, ultraviolet polymer curing, stress corrosion, silicone rubber, research management, polymer coating material, photopolymerization, photonics technology, organic photochemistry, organic coating material, optical glass, optical coating material, glass fiber polymer composite, glass failure analysis, free radical polymerization, composite coupling agent, chromatography

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