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Expert in Software Disputes, Internet Technology, Telecommunications, Patent Litigation

Expert ID: 723402 Florida, USA

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He has managed the development of application software for multiple industries including Telecommunications, Publishing, Utilities, Banking / Financial, Healthcare, and Manufacturing.

Expert for Software Dispute litigation includes:
-CBSI v. Sempra Energy (Telecom software dispute)
-Scient v. PointServer (eCommerce softwrae dispute)

He has managed the development of software for multiple platforms and technologies including including Microsoft, Unix, eCommerce transactions, XML,. NET, Java, EDI, IBM Websphere, Blue Martini.

He has designed, developed Web & Print Content management and Publishing Systems for News, Magazines, Catalogs. Content Management supporting all media types.

Internet copyright cases include:
-Dallal v. New York Times (Web publishing practices)
-Colt v. Bargieleer (Copyright infringement analysis)
-LA Times v. Software AG (Software licensing and copyright)

He has managed from small to very large complex software projects ($50k to $3.5mil) both domestic and international, from 6 to 65 member teams, Using PMP, CMM, and Rapid Development project methodologies.

He has been retained as experted witness for software copyright, content copyright, and internet copyright cases. Has investegated Prior Arts claimes for Intellectual Property, Patent, and Confidentiallity cases.

He has been retained as an expert witness for software contract disputes. Has developed and negotiated many Statements of Work and software contracts.

Retained as expert and consultant for patent litigation including analysis of infringement, non-infringement, invalidity, and Prior Art. Cases include:
-IBM v. (eCommerce)
-TGIP v. AT&T, IDT (Telecom, calling cards)
-Katz v. Willmington Trust (Telecom, IVR, ACD)
-Katz v. Echostar Communication (Telecom, IVR, ACD)

Retained as patent consultant for Alcatel-Lucent to review and evaluate portfolio of Telecommunication patents.

He currently advises large publishing clients such as McGraw-Hill and Warner Brothers Music to expand and automate their publishing operations in a variety of media (print, web, CD, video, etc.).He has provided eBusiness consulting for Financial and Insurance companies such as GEICO and Citicorp to make their client and business services more accessible on the web.He has worked in the field with Gas and Electric utilities, such as Houston Power and Light, to implement new processes for managing mobile field technicians by integrating hand held computers and wireless communications.He has managed the on-site software integration at several international telephone companies for applications including Service Order systems, telephony Switching, commercial and residential Billiing, and Network service allocation.He has worked on the manufacturing floor to evaluate and automate computer manufacturing processes, and develop control software for manufacturing equipment.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida - Saint Petersburg, Florida - Orlando, Florida - Clearwater, Florida - Cape Coral, Florida - Lakeland, Florida - Deltona, Florida - Largo, Florida - Sarasota, Florida

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: MS Subject: Computer Science Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of eBusiness Projects Department: eBusiness Responsibilities: He currently directs the design and development of eCommerce and Content Publishing websites. Projects for: McGraw-Hill Corporation, Warner Brothers Music, and AAA Travel.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Tanning Technology Title: Techncial Project Manager Department: Internet Technology Responsibilities: He has managed the development of Internet technology and communications for Insurance and Financial companies. Projects include: Hartford Insurance, GEICO, and Citicorp
Years: 1996 to 1999 Employer: Utility Partners Title: Director Product Support Department: Software Development Responsibilities: He directed the implementtion of mobile workforce software for many large gas and electric utilities. Projects include: Duke Power, Houston Power and Light and Southwest Gas
Years: 1987 to 1996 Employer: GTE (Verizon) Data Services Title: Software Project Manager Department: Telecommunication Software Responsibilities: He managed the customization of large Telephony applications for international Telephone Companies. Projects include: PTT Neterlands, Deutsche Telecom, Bell Canada, and Mercury Communications.
Years: 1980 to 1987 Employer: Digital Equipment Corporation (HP) Title: Software Engineer Department: PDP11 Software Development Responsibilities: He pioneed the design of windows based software (prior to Microsoft) and developed Manufacturing automation software.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 1995 Country / Region: Netherlands; Amsterdam, Utrecht Summary: He managed the implementation of a telephone switching data collection system for Netherlands PTT (telecommunications company) to streamline their client billing.
Years: 1994 to 1994 Country / Region: Norway; Oslo Summary: When the Norwegian telephone company (Telenor) was being privitized, he advised the company on applications and methods for pricing their commercial services(e.g. pricing plans).
Years: 1993 to 1994 Country / Region: England; London, Milton Keynes Summary: He implemented a fast-path Network allocation (provisioning) solution for a startup commercial telephone company, Mercury Communications.
Years: 1992 to 1994 Country / Region: Canada; Montreal, Toronto Summary: He assisted with the design and installation of a system to manage the telephone service pricing for Bell Canada.
Years: 1985 to 1985 Country / Region: Israel, Tel Aviv Summary: Consulted on the conversion of a computer video terminal from English to Hebrew.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Momentum - Internet Content Managment Conference
XBITS - XML Publishing Standards
IEEE - SIGRAPH, Computer Graphics
ISO - International Disk and Media Standards
Licenses / Certifications
PMI - Project Management Certification
ISO9000 - Software Design Process Certification
Professional Appointments
Director - eBusiness Projects - Evatone
National Directory of Expert Witnesses
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published articles on Computer Networking and Web content managment.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He is a qualified Expert Witness for 7 civil cases and 2 criminal investigations including:
- 5 US District Court cases and 2 Arbitrations.
- Types of cases include Software Contract Disputes, Internet Copyright, Network and Computer Forensics, and Prior Art Investigation
- Representing the following industries: Publishing, Telecommunications, Utilities, Financial, and Travel
- Testimony includes 7 Expert Reports, 3 Depositions, and Trial Testimony.
Training / Seminars
He has developed and conducted both technical and business process training. Specific courses include how to automate your publishing process for multi-media, using CAD tools for telephone facilities management, and providing effective customer help desk support.
Vendor Selection
He has managed the selection and oversight of software project vendors and subcontractors, prepared RFPs and RFI’s for hardware and software vendors, located and solicited vendors to submit proposals, prepared and negotiated contracts, approved and monitored Statements of Work.
Marketing Experience
His marketing experience includes anticipating and defining new software product features, identifying and promoting the benefits of technical products and business solutions, preparing and presenting proposals to clients (from $10k to $10m).

Fields of Expertise

application software, software system development, computer software, software engineering, document management software, multimedia software, project management, software project management, software copyright, copyright infringement, intellectual property, copyright, contract, contract negotiation, patent infringement, patent, United States patent, patentability evaluation, software intellectual property, .Net, prior art, telecommunications marketing, copyright law, software reverse engineering, data recovery, database server, software conversion, project review, CAD document control system, Microsoft Office software, cross-platform development, computer-aided engineering software, database technology, agreement, computer office automation, proposal writing, drafting software, mulitmedia communication planning, computer system administration, object-oriented programming, computer-aided design and manufacturing software, Microsoft Project Manager, resource planning, project management software development, computer-aided design software, device patent, data acquisition software, medical software, contract bid evaluation, contract data, computer-aided software engineering, inventions, technology innovation, computer software technology innovation, computer engineering, computer system integration, device patenting, Microsoft Visual Basic, Microsoft Windows programming, reverse engineering, computer data communication protocol, Microsoft Windows software, computer processing, technology transfer, computer programming, research and development, technology management, project management software selection, manufacturing software, extended industry-standard architecture, data management, data acquisition, client/server architecture, technology licensing, computer system, device inventing, macroprogramming, publishing, microcomputer, telephony, data, disk, technology, computer technology, computer, software configuration management, risk management, project scheduling, project planning, planning, minicomputer, microprogramming, industry standard architecture, graphics software, database, computer science, computer network, computer architecture, communication software

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