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Expert in Telecommunications, Traditional and VoIP, Patent Infringement

Expert ID: 726795 Florida, USA

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Expert’s professional career spans thirty years of executive and entrepreneurial leadership, primarily in the telecommunications and Internet industries. There he showed leadership skills and gained knowledge in all facets of the industry, most especially technical deployment and related cost implications, business finance, leadership and management, business development, marketing, strategic planning, product development, and public relations.

Expert has designed and built telecommunications networks, including switches, transport and local access. He has also project managed the deployment of a local Metropolitan Fiber Network.

Expert started one of the earliest telecom resellers in the 80's and deployed one of the first commercial VoIP networks in the late 90's.

Expert designed and implemented one of the first commercial VoIP networks in the late 1990's. Creating a business from scratch, designing the network and deploying it.

Expert also currently owns and operates a VoIP company with clients in the NE and SE US and Europe.

Expert provides patent litigation consulting in areas of telecommunications and Internet technology and business case research, advice and testimony surrounding patent infringements.

Expert is currently an adjunct professor of Ethics at St Petersburg College.

Expert is currently involved in a major patent infringement enforcement case as the lead technical expert. He provides expert services in infringement searches, identification and case development; Markaman hearing construction and support, claim construction, expert testimony and reports, expert and trial witness.


Clients – A major personal injury trial firm in Tyler Tx. and a leading Patent Attorney in Chicago
Patent litigation consulting in areas of telecommunications and Internet technology and business case research, advice and testimony surrounding patent infringements.
Clients - The IP division of a major law firm in Indianapolis challenged a large search engine provider for infringement of several telecom patents. As lead industry consultant I was responsible for infringement analysis and giving depositions. Client - A large IXC and CLEC.
Project manager for the deployment of a MFN (Metropolitan Fiber Network) in a large southern city.

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 - Largo, Florida - Sarasota, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2008 Degree: MDiv. Subject: Theology and Ethics Institution: Holy Cross
Year: 2004 Degree: BA Subject: Servant Leadership Institution: Eckerd College
Year: Degree: PhD - near ABD Subject: Philosophy and Religion Institution: University of South Florida
Year: 1976 Degree: Computer Technology Subject: Computer hardware and software Institution: Control Data Institue

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: He is responsible for the design and operation of the network and of the business.
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Consulting on IP patent infringement in the telecom sector. Work includes research of the market, infringing analysis, business case and damages, and expert testimony.
Years: 2000 to 2001 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: EVP Sales and Marketing Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: CircuitVision is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) offering best-of-breed OSS software to telecommunications companies, IP Networks, and to large corporations with private networks.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: CEO Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Convergence a VoIP Network Service Provider, licensed as both a Long Distance (IXC) and Local Service Provider (CLEC or ALEC) in Florida and Georgia, provided Secure Data Networks, WAN and B2B Ecommerce Networks, Secure Internet, Web, and Application Hosting all over an IP Backbone.
Years: 1998 to 1999 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: President Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Was a staffing and consulting company that provided start-up local and long distance companies
with human resources and technical expertise.
Some accomplishments:
Largest client was Intermedia Communications: There he negotiated and won the contract to exclusively staff the company’s network-restructuring project. This project lasted 18 months and involved over 30 Horizon employees at any given time. He worked with Intermedia management to determine the staffing structure and requirements.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Director Network Planning Department: Engineering Responsibilities: The primary responsibility at Intermedia was to find innovative solutions to reduce network-operating expenses. This involved instituting network cost monitoring and reduction initiatives, facilities redesign and negotiations, including a near-billion dollar deal with Williams Communications.
Years: 1991 to 1997 Employer: Consultant Title: Owner and operator Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: The business focused on consulting and project management for CLECs and IXCs on marketing, operational, and engineering issues. Clients included United Telephone Long Distance, Sprint Metropolitan Networks, Time Warner Communications, and Orlando Telephone Company.
Years: 1987 to 1991 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: President Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: An Alternative Operator Service Provider. As President, and Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible for Business Development, Marketing, Finance, and Operations.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Litigation consultant for IP firms prosecuting infringement of telecom patents. Responsibilities include identifying possible infringing companies, researching and defining claims cases, assisting with mediation and with depositions of dependents and providing expert witness at hearings.
Training / Seminars
Developed training seminars in strategic planning and in strategic marketing.
Vendor Selection
Responsible for vendor selection of traditional voice networks, carrier TDM switches, ATM networks, IP networks and VoIP soft switches
Marketing Experience
Been an industry leader, in the forefront of deploying new business models over 30 years.
Other Relevant Experience
Very good at technical and business analysis and communicating results in a straight forward and understandable way.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Greek He is able to read and converse in Greek
Spanish He is rusty, but able to communicate in Spanish

Fields of Expertise

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