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Expert in Wireless Communications, LTE, WiMax, WiFi, Satellite, Semiconductor Technology

Expert ID: 727767 New Jersey, USA

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Expert is an IP Technologist and has experience working with executives and investment professionals seeking expert advice with critical intellectual property matters. Prior to performing IP services, Expert spent eight years building a technology consulting practice as both a Founder and Managing Director of XIT Tech, Inc. and as Consulting Manager at Synopsys Professional Services Group.

Previously Expert worked in product development where he developed expertise with many technologies including satellite and DSL communications, telecommunications and telephony, and semiconductor and software based electronic design automation. The companies Expert has worked for include Conexant, AT&T Bell Labs, Synopsys, TRW, and through his consulting company at Sirius Satellite Radio.

Expert has a good working knowledge of the following industry standards: 3GPP LTE, WiMAX, CDMA,
GSM, 802.11x, AMR speech coding, xDSL, MPEG2, MPEG4, Audio Coding, DVB, PCI-Express, GPS, ATM,
Sonet, IEEE 1149.1 & 1500, and other technology standards.

Expert’s academic degrees and coursework include a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California as a TRW Fellow, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Cum Laude honors from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and two financial courses at Boston University.

IP Valuation Analysis for leading wireless infrastructure company. Project included patent portfolio technical review, patent claim chart development, legal analysis interface, cash flow model development, IP portfolio valuation. (Many example like this)IP Advisory services to semiconductor company spinning off division. Provided overall IP strategy, reviewed patent portfolio against known standards, recommended patent list for spinoff. (more examples like this)IP advisory services for company with semiconductor photolithography patents. Provided IP strategy for this IP segment, reviewed patents for infringement and competitive advantage, provided future patent prosecution recommendations for reviewed segment.

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 - Stamford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: MSEE Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Southern California
Year: 1984 Degree: BSEE Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President, IP Advisory Services Department: Responsibilities: Expert supports the company's advisory services and helps clients develop IP business strategies, perform due diligence on investment opportunities, evaluate and value licensing and brokering opportunities, and develop defensive licensing strategies and tactics. Expert has worked extensively in the areas of wireless/wireline communications and semiconductor industries, including engagements involving determining patent essentiality to 3G/4G wireless standards, assembling defensive patent strategies, IP monetization, and IP due diligence for client M&A activities. Additional engagements span IP valuation, IP strategy and best practices, and buy-side and sell-side patent brokering.
Years: 2002 to 2005 Employer: CONEXANT Title: Technical Manager Department: Responsibilities: Technical Manager with responsibility to develop high performance silicon IP for DSL broadband modem applications for US, Europe, and Asia. His team developed a flexible DSP PHY core used as the PHY for all CO/CPE DSL chips from Conexant. The productivity improvements gained enabled the
company to improve from one release per year to many. Responsibilities included architecture definition of DSP & VLIW processors, technical design reviews, project management, design and development, test insertion and design for manufacturability, physical design, and signoff review and release to the factory. Also, responsible for career development, goal setting, recruitment, and performance reviews for development engineers in the VLSI department.
1st generation VDSL modem is currently in production under the product name Accelity Family of VDSL modems, 2nd generation is currently undergoing product qualification. The VDSL products have put Conexant in a market
leadership position for VDSL offerings.
Years: 1999 to 2003 Employer: XIT TECH / SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO Title: Founder & Managing Director Department: Responsibilities: One product developed under contract was an IC for the emerging satellite radio market. His team developed an FPGA based hardware prototype of the baseband digital demodulator for the Sirius Radio satellite receiver. Several
product demonstrations for key investors were made using the XIT Tech developed baseband prototype. The prototype was fine tuned, and a chip was produced for a high volume vehicle based satellite receiver.
This product is the key part of a chip set that generated approximately $60M in annual chip revenues for LSI/Agere Systems Inc. in 2004 (more in 2005!) and has helped launch a revolution in the radio broadcast industry through Sirius' product and service offerings.
Years: 1994 to 1999 Employer: SYNOPSYS INC Title: Consulting Manager Department: Responsibilities: Synopsys is a leading supplier of silicon IP and design automation tools to develop silicon IP. His role as a Consulting Manager was to build and manage a local team to work with clients in the Northeast developing bleeding edge silicon IP using a High Level Design methodology to achieve productivity
improvements. During this effort, he hired a team of ten engineers, performed bid and proposal work, and worked closely with sales team to close business. During this time his team worked on several major projects: Philips Firewire, Lucent SONET STS-3 Time Slot Interchange & SONET Access Interface,
HDTV Video Compression, and more.
In 1999 the Northeast region was the number one revenue generating region for Synopsys Worldwide Professional Services Group and he led the technical selling and execution of the largest revenue projects.
Years: 1986 to 1994 Employer: AT&T BELL LABS Title: MTS Department: Responsibilities: As a Member of the Technical Staff, Expert worked in R&D labs that produced some of the worlds best known IP. One invention led to the issue of a US Patent, which dynamically inserts data into an existing wireless air interface. Other projects he worked on include a CDMA transmiter chip, DS3 and
SONET switch chip, a DSP based speaker phone for a cell phone handset, Viterbi & BCH decoders for a wireless mobile terminal, and an FSK modem.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2006 to 2009 Country / Region: Europe Summary: semiconductor manufacturing IP analysis

Additional Experience

Marketing Experience
Strong working knowledge in mobile wireless industry (LTE & WiMax). Semiconductors and EDA business.
Other Relevant Experience
IP strategy development, patent brokerage, patent analysis, patent claim charting, patent valuation

Fields of Expertise

3xRTT, 802.11x, 802.16x, amplitude-modulation radio frequency, analog transmission, assisted Global Positioning System, broadband communication, broadband network, broadcast satellite, cellular telecommunication, cellular telephone standard, code division multiplexing, communication standard, digital audio broadcasting technology, digital communications network architecture, digital telecommunication, digital telephony, direct broadcast satellite, global system for mobile communication localization, IEEE 1394, integrated-circuit packaging process, local-area network management, metal-insulator semiconductor device, metal-oxide semiconductor material, mobile data communication, mobile telecommunication, radio-frequency transmission, semiconductor device, semiconductor device testing, semiconductor integrated processing, semiconductor technology, switching system, telecommunication standard, telecommunications system, telephony, television transmission, video communication, voice communication, wireless communication, wireless data transmission, wireless voice over IP, wireless, broadcast, 3G mobile phone, wideband code division multiple access, time division synchronous code division multiple access, EVDO, IS-95, International Mobile Telecommunications-2000, EDGE, 4G mobile network, general packet radio service, direct sequence spread spectrum, frequency division multiple access, ultra wideband, fixed wireless access, wireless internet, bluetooth, Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, voice over IP, known good die, integrated-circuit package, semiconductor device package, data link, multi-carrier modulation, wireless local area network, broadband, semiconductor economics, digital transmission, frequency hopping, decoder chip, integrated-circuit chip, digital subscriber line, circuit switching method, cellular antenna, semiconductor wafer polishing, code division multiple access, cordless telephone, telecommunications system design, semiconductor device modeling, Signaling System 7, Ethernet Network, cellular telephone, cellular telephone system, flip chip, frequency modulation, spread spectrum communication, metal-insulator semiconductor integrated circuit, local-area network communication protocol, data communication, data transmission, radio transmission, telecommunication, semiconductor device analysis, semiconductor die, metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor, metal-oxide semiconductor integrated circuit, semiconductor wafer, semiconductor chip, semiconductor lithography, digital communication, radio local area network, telephone system, telephone switching equipment, T1 carrier, radio frequency, radio communication, mobile radio system, microwave communication, semiconductor mask, integrated logic circuit, frequency modulation radio, digital integrated circuit, cellular mobile radio, cable television system

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