Expert in Medical Device Technology, Design and Manufacturing
He currently supports and advises existing endeavors and early stage start-ups in the areas of assessment of prior art IP and strategic analysis and development of new IP. In this capacity he has served as an expert witness in multiple IP litigation cases. Expertise also includes assessment of technology feasibility and product design relative to existing predicates, and potential regulatory pathways based on possible design and indication for use options. Also, he provides cost, labor and timeline analysis for prototype development and ultimately commercialized product. Previous projects have also included project management leadership of activities to create on-line in-house technical training modules for a major medical device manufacturer.
Developed "e-learning" on-line neurovascular training course for Boston Scientific employees. This included modules in physiology, disease states, treatment options and competitive products. Served as knowledge matter expert, story board and script writer as well as project leader/coordinator of activities of physiology modeling experts and software engineers.I have provided marketplace, therapeutic and technology analysis of specific disease states and technology applications to investment analystsI have provided analysis of existing patent portfolio to client who was looking to enter medical device space and provided recommendations of where portfolio could be bolstered.I have provided analysis of regulatory pathway and IP landscape to early stage medical device start-up. I have served as an expert witness in six different legal suits in the areas of patent infringement, product liability and trade secret infringement.
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
|Year: 1979||Degree: MS||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: University of Rochester|
|Year: 1977||Degree: BE||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: Cooper Union|
|Years: 2010 to 2018||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Principal||Department: (Undisclosed)||Responsibilities: Independent technical consultant to the medical device community.|
|Years: 2005 to 2009||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Vice President, Research & Development||Department: (Undisclosed)||Responsibilities: As second employee of venture backed start-up:
• Specified, acquired and implemented facility and equipment resources in order to initiate and ramp-up R&D activities in new facility.
• Partnered with Director of Quality Affairs to implement Design Control System and documentation at very early stage in order to assure efficient resource utilization and avoid future regulatory compliance issues.
• Managed Intellectual Property portfolio and aggressively covered technology space by initiating seventeen patent applications within first two years.
• Within 26 months of A Round funding successfully launched first product (Q4 2007). Second product launched in Q1 2009. Third product launched in Q3 2009 with fourth in Q4 2009. This produced a portfolio of products with superior performance capabilities compared to pre-existing “gold standards” in both the laparoscopic and open surgery RF electrosurgery space.
|Years: 2001 to 2005||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Vice President, Research & Development||Department: (Undisclosed)||Responsibilities: Took on progressively larger roles in managing and mentoring Boston Scientific's growing and expanding R&D activities and technology portfolio during this period. Functional areas of responsibility include products in the areas of: vascular access, vascular occlusion, thrombectomy and stenting.|
|Years: 1993 to 2001||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Director, Research & Development||Department: (Undisclosed)||Responsibilities: Developed technologies and products for minimally invasive neurovascular, and peripheral vascular therapies. These included devices that were the first FDA cleared alternative to craniotomy for treating intracranial aneurysms. Target continued to have a dominating position in this therapy by continuously "raising the bar" on therapeutic safety and efficacy with a continuous stream of new and improved devices and technologies.|
|Years: 2011 to 2012||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Sr VP, R&D||Department: (Undisclosed)||Responsibilities: Lead an organization through a period of rapid iteration while guiding a product for minimally invasive mitral valve repair through a series of clinical trials.|
|Was the industry representative for the aneurysm therapy discussion panel at the Jackson Hole Neurointerventional Peer Review Conference four consecutive years.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Awarded Boston Scientific Outstanding Patent Award for the year 2000, Awarded 1999 Boston Scientific Significant Contributor Award|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|I have fifty one issued US patents.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|I have served as expert witness in a number law suits. Four of these have been patent infringement suits, one was a trade secret case and another was a product liability suit. I have also testified in product liability suit, and wrongful employment suit. I have been deposed numerous times and written numerous expert opinion reports.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Developed "e-learning" neurovascular training course for Boston Scientific employees. This included modules in physiology, disease states, treatment options and competitive products.|
|Numerous years of experience of vendor selection for a wide range of medical devices.|
|He has extensive experience in therapeutic trends for vascular disease such as stroke, anuerysms, occlusive disease, and body cavity procedures such as: bowel resection, bariatric volume reduction surgery, hysterectomy, appendectomy, cholecystectomy, and other procedures.|