Expert in Software Disputes, Internet Technology, Telecommunications, Patent Litigation
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. Amazon.com (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
|Year: 1980||Degree: MS||Subject: Computer Science||Institution: University of Pittsburgh|
|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.|
|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.|
|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
|Director - eBusiness Projects - Evatone
National Directory of Expert Witnesses
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has published articles on Computer Networking and Web content managment.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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).|