Expertise DescriptionI have more than 30 years experience in the field of Electronic Design with expertise in electronic engineering, the design of electronic controls for the Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) market, including inertial measurement, autopilots, electrical power controls, RF systems and video technology. I have experience with power supplies, intellectual property disputes, ITC matters, and patents. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes patent infringement, validity, and liability.
My consulting experience includes instrumentation design, autopilots, Inertial Measurement Units (IMU), GPS applications, and power supply design.
My professional experience includes President of an electronic hardware consulting firm, as well has having been a Chief Executive Officer, Senior Systems Design Engineer, and Member of Technical Staff.
I earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from a prestigious university in 1979, and have been in the Aerospace industry since then. I mostly work on Unmanned Air Vehicles, using image manipulation technology very similar to that described in the patent and usually involving zoom video capabilities. I also acted as an expert witness on 13 occasions, mostly on patent cases. I have defended the validity of patents on several occasions, testified at deposition three times, and at trial on one occasion.
I would be happy to work in conjunction with the manufacturer to study their test procedure, inspect the test results that were done at the time of manufacture, and witness a retest to determine if the radio is still operable. I would also perform a vibration test to find any possible intermittent problem, and a battery test to measure the remaining capacity of the radio battery (they deteriorate with time and number of charge/discharge cycles). In the absence of an intermittent problem, and given an adequate battery capacity, then if the radio was operable both before and after the accident, then I would be prepared to testify that it most likely was operable at the time of the accident.
I would be happy to work in conjunction with the manufacturer to study their test procedure, inspect the test results that were done at the time of manufacture, and witness a retest to determine if the headset is still operable. I would also perform a vibration test to find any possible intermittent problem in the headset, and inspect the plug and cable for possible damage. Most headsets do not contain an on/off switch, and are merely plugged in to the radio when required. Some headsets are equipped with a push-to-talk switch, but that is a different thing. I would be able to verify that the headset is operable when plugged into the radio. If it was operable before and after the accident, the plug and cable are free from damage, and the headset does not suffer from an intermittent fault, then I would be prepared to testify that the headset likely was operable at the time of the accident.
|Ph.D||Electrical Engineering||Cambridge University|
|MA||Electrical Engineering||Cambridge University|
|BA||Electrical Engineering||Cambridge University|
Awards & Affiliation
|IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers|
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases