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Expertise Description

My career has spanned more than 35 years in the fields of electrical, computer, and optical engineering. I have developed extensive experience in the field of liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”). For example, I was a design and procurement consultant for an avionics company during which time I was involved in redesigning an avionics LCD subsystem to use full color LED light sources instead of short arc lamps. Also during my time as a consultant, I have managed and conducted product evaluations for almost every kind of display product - LCD, CRT, Plasma and LED direct view, and projectors. I was co-founder and vice president of a company that develops and manufactures specialized integrated circuits, including those used for testing LCD drivers and LED drivers. I have tracked liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) and other display technology worldwide with special emphasis on Japan. In this position, I’ve obtained and evaluated samples of all of the current and future production LCDs. I worked closely with several Japanese companies and laboratories to develop new LCD products and test existing LCD products. My work in this role resulted in my inventing or co-inventing six LCD patents and one projector patent. The LCD patents relate to, among other things, a stacked display panel construction and an LCD with an optical fluid layer. I have also provided my services for numerous clients as an electronics product development and LCD expert witness for over 15 years.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

I have been deposed several times for district court in intellectual property cases as well as for IPRs with the PTAB and the ITC. I have also testified in front of an arbitration panel where I had to perform live demonstrations of laptop display technology and various LCD and backlight failure modes over several days. I have been able to successfully explain and demonstrate complex technology to both attorneys and courts. I have done extensive reverse engineering and tear downs on digital cameras, mobile phones, laptops, computer monitors, TVs and projectors to support or defend claims of infringement or for other maters. I have deconstructed, tested or evaluated 100s if not 1000s of various electronic products.


Consulting Experience

I have extensive experience in the field of liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”). For example, I was a design and procurement consultant an avionics company during which time I was involved in redesigning an avionics LCD subsystem to use full color LED light sources instead of short arc lamps. Also during my time as a consultant, I have managed and conducted product evaluations for almost every kind of display product – LCD, CRT, Plasma and LED direct view, and projectors. I have tracked liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) and other display technology worldwide with special emphasis on Japan. In this position, I’ve obtained and evaluated samples of all of the current and future production LCDs.


Professional Experiences

I was co-founder and vice president of a company that develops and manufactures specialized integrated circuits and semiconductors, including those used for testing LCD drivers and LED drivers. I was responsible for all sales and marketing in Asia including Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and India. This work included working closely with ATE designers and manufacturers to get ATE components designed into their next generation equipment. The work included both circuit design as well as software integration of products into complex test equipment.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
B.A. Mathematics Language Studies in French Japanese and Chinese San Diego State University

Awards & Affiliation

Six LCD patents and one projector patent. The LCD patents relate to, among other things, a stacked display panel construction and an LCD with an optical fluid layer.


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