Computer Patent Validity Expert Witness CA(N) 342904

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in the computer and data storage industries working in the Silicon Valley as both an engineer and technical manager. I am knowledgeable in the design, development, and analysis of electronics, firmware / software, communications equipment, and computer control systems. I have extensive experience in Hard Disk Drives, Data Storage Systems, and related technologies. I have working knowledge of MEMS based systems and sensors, as well as high volume, high yield manufacturing (DFx). I have technical development and management expertise, including strategic planning and product life management. I have intellectual property management, patent validity and infringement investigation experience. I have prior expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include technical and business development services, specializing in electronic systems for data storage, MEMS, consumer products and electric power / energy; managing all engineering work at a joint development program; managing technology transfers and pre-development projects in the Advanced Technology Group; serving as Director for two development teams comprising more than 100 engineers and extended teams from manufacturing, process engineering, materials, and marketing.

Relevant Experiences

I have extensive experience in mass data storage products and technology, with over 30 years in the business as an engineer and senior manager. Most of my early work is in magnetic recording systems. For the past 10+ years I have worked on products based on Flash technology and other nonvolatile memory options including phase change and ferroelectric media.


M.S.E.E.Santa Clara University
B.S.E.E.San Jose State University

Licenses Certifications

Professional Electrical Engineer

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases