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Expert in Video Games, Software Development, Patent Infringement/Validity, Copyright Infringement

Expert ID: 727890 New Jersey, USA

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Expert is an experienced Expert Witness/Consultant in the areas of Video Game Design, Software Development, Internet Technologies and Patent Infringement.

An electrical engineer by degree, Expert was a pioneer in the electronic gaming industry, developing and patenting his first toy/game product in 1979 for Parker Brothers. Since then, his video game titles have generated over $300M in retail sales, spanning 4 decades. Expert has received numerous awards for his work, including Video Game of the Year, Game Designer of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards in Video Games. Expert is a sought-after speaker at key industry conferences, including the Consumer Electronics Show, Game Developers Conference, National Cable Show, Digital Hollywood, iMedia Breakthrough, DMEXPO and many others. He is well respected by the media with appearances on CNBC, CNN and the NBC Today show.

Expert has consulted as an Expert Witness for clients such as Zynga, Activision, Konami of America, Nintendo, NCR, and Taito of America. His areas of expertise include:
Video Game design and development
Video Game business issues (distribution, licensing, product evaluation)
General Software development
Patent infringement/validity
Mobile device software development (PDA's, cell phones)
Copyright infringement
Internet technologies
Web site design and development
Interactive marketing/advertising

Zynga Game Network Inc. v Playdom Inc. et al. Superior Court of the State of California, County of Santa Clara:
Retained as a consultant/expert witness in the areas of game design, copyright infringement and related business issues.Konami Digital Entertainment Co., LTD and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. v. Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., MTV Networks, Co, and Viacom, Inc. United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, Case No. 6:08-CV-286:
Patent infringement case involving three key patents in the area of rhythm-action video games. Retained by the patent holder (Konami) as a consultant/expert witness in the areas of video game software development, patent infringement and validity. Tasks to date include analysis of prior art, opinions on claim construction, analysis of software code regarding infringement.Activision Publishing Inc. v Confidential:
Confidential arbitration case involving patent infringement/invalidity, copyright infringement and related video game industry business issues in the field of rhythm-action video games. Tasks included prior art research and analysis, numerous reports including Patent Invalidity and Copyright Infringement. Deposed numerous times and testified in front of the Arbritration Panel.NetJumper Software, LLC vs Google Inc. United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, Case No. 04-70366-CV:
Patent infringement cast involving search technology. Wrote infringement report including demonstrative video presentation.Scanbuy Inc. vs. Neomedia Technologies, Inc. United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Civil Action No. 04 CV 02443 (JES):
Copyright and patent infringement case involving UPC barcode recognition software on mobile devices. Tasks included comparing source codes for Copyright Infringement and opining on Patent Infringement/Validity.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President/CEO Department: Responsibilities: Expert is a co-founder, President & CEO of AppStar Games Inc., a start up digital publishing company.
Years: 1995 to 2009 Employer: Skyworks Interactive, Inc. Title: COO Department: Responsibilities: Expert was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Skyworks Interactive, a leading iPhone and online game publisher.
Years: 1986 to 1995 Employer: Absolute Entertainment Inc. Title: President/CEO Department: Responsibilities: Expert was co-founder, President & CEO of Absolute Entertainment, a leading video game publisher.
Years: 1982 to 1986 Employer: Activision Inc. Title: Senior Designer Department: Responsibilities: Expert was a Senior Video Game designer for Activision, the first third party game publisher.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
IEEE, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS), International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
Awards / Recognition
Bosslevel (Top 100 Video Game Developers, by appointment only), Video Game Designer of the Year - Computer Entertainer Magazine - 1985, NJ Entrepreneur of the Year (Finalist) - Inc. Magazine, Lifetime Achievement Award in Video Games - Classic Gaming Expo - 2003, Video Game of the Year - Electronic Games Magazine - 1983
Publications and Patents Summary
US Patent #4,346,892 Bank Shot Electronic Pool Game

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Extensive experience as an Expert Witness in litigation in his areas of expertise, including the following areas of responsibility (1) testimony, both in deposition and at trial, (2) creation of reports and declarations, including to the US Patent Office, (3) prior art location and analysis, (4) analysis of computer source code, and (5) miscellaneous consulting.
Marketing Experience
30 years of experience in the video game industry, including console, mobile, online and social gaming.

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