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Expert in Software Intellectual Property

Expert ID: 735849 California, USA

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I have over 30 years experience in software design and development, in a wide variety of applications areas, environments, tools, and types of organizations. My education includes a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, course work in Stanford's Honors Coop program in EE, Computer Science and Statistics, and lots of learning while doing.

I am looking for new opportunities to apply my skills and knowledge to helping clients successfully design and deliver software systems and services. As an independent (incorporated) consultant, I have worked with companies such as Nortel Networks, Surromed, Incyte Genomics, Weathernews, Tibco, Canon, ETAK, FXD/Telerate, Aspect Development, Quickturn Design, Zycad, Mindcraft, Diasonics, Engineering Data Express, Daisy Systems, Ensco, OceanRoutes, Rolm, and Computer Sciences Corporation.

Since 1997 I have also worked as an Expert Witness and Expert Consultant providing litigation support in software intellectual property matters, including patents, trade secrets, copyrights, software business practices, and other matters requiring application software analysis.

I have also taught at San Jose State University, Foothill College, College of San Mateo, City College of San Francisco and Brandeis University.

Specialties: Applications Software Architecture and Implementation, with expertise in algorithms, RDBMS, GUI. Bioinformatics, Electronic Design Automation, and many other application areas. Expert witness.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Palo Alto, CA - San Jose, CA - San Francisco, CA - Mountain View, CA

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Theoretical Physics Institution: Brandeis University
Year: 1982 Degree: Work towards an MS Subject: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1973 Degree: Predoctoral Fellow Subject: Theoretical Physics Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Year: 1968 Degree: MA Subject: Physics Institution: Brandeis University
Year: 1966 Degree: BS Subject: Physics Institution: City College of New York

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1997 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert Witness in software intellectual property matters -- patents, trade secrets, copyright, DMCA, business practices, contract disputes, etc. Strengths in applications, algorithms, relational database systems, graphical user interface.

Software architecture and implementation across a wide variety of applications areas.
Years: 1979 to 1997 Employer: Self Employed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Software development.
Years: 1976 to 1979 Employer: OceanRoutes Title: Project Manager Department: Research and Development-- Environmental Sciences Division Responsibilities: * Project Manager for development of spectral wave model for U.S. East Coast, and for in-house quality control program for Alaskan and North Sea spectral wave models.
* Designed and implemented a climatological vessel response simulation system,
including weather driver and output statistical analysis routines.
* Conducted studies on and implemented NYU-type and wave-wave-interaction-type wave science for in-house wave models; wave refraction and shoaling; air-sea temperature difference as it affects wave generation; hindcast studies; multi-plate grid systems for large area wave models.
* Responsible for computer operating systems and model integrity for Alaskan, North Sea, and East Coast wave models.
* Designed and developed a system for the semi-automatic and rapid generation of site-specific spectral wave models and their operating systems.
* Created and refined an algorithm for the optimum weather routing of ships.
* Supervised student aides and junior programmers on a continuing basis, and groups of programmers on a project basis.
* Computers used were GE Time Sharing System, Data General ECLIPSE C/330 under AOS and NOVA 840 under mapped RDOS; languages used were FORTRAN IV and FORTRAN5, and some use of GESIMTEL (a GPSS-like language).
Years: 1976 to 1976 Employer: College of San Mateo Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities: Part-time instructor of physics, taught freshman physics lab.
Years: 1974 to 1976 Employer: Computer Sciences Corporation- NASA Ames Research Center Title: Member of Technical Staff Department: Responsibilities: Work involved programming and running real-time simulations of aircraft and guidance systems in a state-of-the-art system with a pilot in the loop, using digital and analog computers, motion, visual, and sound systems; also conducting independent analyses and research to further clarify or upgrade the modeling techniques and software. Computers used were EAI 8400, XDS Sigma 7 and 8; languages used were FORTRAN IV and Xerox Extended FORTRAN IV.
Years: 1975 to 1975 Employer: Foothill College Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities: Part- time instructor of astronomy.
Developed and taught lay-level Introductory Solar System Astronomy.
Years: 1974 to 1974 Employer: San Jose State University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities: Part-time Assistant Professor of Physics
Taught a graduate course in Optics and a senior course in Modern Physics and Quantum Mechanics.
Years: 1974 to 1974 Employer: City College of San Fransisco Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities: Instructor of Physics, part-time.
Taught first and second semesters of freshman physics laboratory.
Years: 1967 to 1972 Employer: Brandeis University Title: Teaching and Research Assistant Department: Responsibilities: Taught recitation-problem session classes for several introductory physics courses and an astrophysics survey course. Research involved the study of quantumelectrodynamics and field theory, many-body theory, and gravitation, and their application to the study of condensed matter in the latter stages of stellar evolution.
Years: 1969 to 1969 Employer: AVCO- Everett Research Laboratory Title: Supervisor Department: Responsibilities: Worked in the Plasma Physics group, assisting in several calculations.
Years: 1966 to 1966 Employer: IBM Components Title: Summer Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Helped design and run several reliability experiments on resistive elements of SLT modules for the M-250 system.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
IEEE Senior Life Member
IEEE - Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley
Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)
Professional and Technical Consultants Association (PATCA)
American Physical Society (APS)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Licenses / Certifications
California Community College Credential: Astronomy, Physics, and Mathematics.
Certified by S.A.F.E. Corporation in the use of the CodeSuite software analysis tool set in intellectual property litigation.
Awards / Recognition
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in the West
Who’s Who in California
Who’s Who of Intellectuals
Personalities of the Americas
Men of Achievement
International Leaders of Achievement
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership
Five Thousand Personalities of the World
The International Who’s Who of Intellectuals
Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America
International Who’s Who of Professionals
The Select Guide to Information Technology Executives
Strathmore’s Who’s Who Registry (2 years)
Research grant, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Research fellowship, Brandeis University
Teaching assistantship, Brandeis University
New York State Regents College Teaching Fellowship for Beginning Graduate Study (3 years)
Recipient, New York State Regents Scholarship (4 years)
Nominee, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
Member, Sigma Alpha, honor service society, CCNY (2 years)
Publications and Patents Summary
Patents (co-inventor): 4
Co-inventor patents applied for by Incyte Genomics: 114
Publications and reports: 69

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Since 1997, I have been engaged 58 times as an expert, both for Plaintiffs and Defendants. I have written 26 expert reports, been deposed 12 times, testified once in Federal Court, once in State Court, and twice at JAMS hearings.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
German Simple scientific reading knowledge
French Simple scientific reading knowledge
Hebrew Some speaking and reading knowledge
Spanish Some speaking and reading knowledge

Fields of Expertise

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