liquid crystal displays, semiconductors
- Expert technical knowledge of RFID,
successful start-up companies
- Executive level experience at three
- 14 years expert witness experience
2006-present President of Sourland Mountain Associates, Hillsborough, NJ
- Technical & patent consulting in flat panel displays, semiconductors, and RFID.
- Extensive experience in drafting thousands of effective patent claims and conducting hundreds of detailed
- Patent litigation experience includes both jury and bench trials, ITC experience, Markman hearings,
depositions, expert reports, and testifying as an expert witness in three international patent trials.
2005-2006 VP of Engineering, Applied Wireless ID, Morgan Hill, CA
- Responsible for patents, developing advanced reader architectures based on international standards, and
integrating these architectures into monolithic chips.
- Led industry-wide role in developing international standards for RFID tags & readers. Elected as a
Founding Member of the EPCglobal Architectural Review Committee.
2003-2005 Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Board of Directors, Intelleflex Corporation, San Jose, CA
- Responsible for engineering, product development, and manufacturing of high-performance RFID tags with
associated flexible displays.
1999 - 2002 VP of Engineering, Chief Technology Officer at Alien Technology Corporation, Morgan Hill, CA
- Managed three technical Directors and reported directly to the Board of Directors. Directed IC design, IC
foundry relationships, trademarks, licensing agreements, patents, and other legal matters.
- Rapidly developed five state-of-the-art mixed-signal custom IC chips for Alien's flexible displays and RFID
products. Assembled a world class IC development team within 6 months and rapidly completed all five
chips - including Alien's first RFID chip - each one working with first silicon.
- Represented Alien in the international RFID standards setting process including presentations to US
Government, Universities, Venture Capitalist meetings, and other companies. Led the MIT Auto ID Center's
effort to develop a new, low-cost RFID tag specification based on Alien's design, that was subsequently
adopted in June’01 by all three RFID international standards-setting organizations.
- Expanded Alien's patent portfolio from only 4 patentapps in 1999 to 79 patent apps by the end of 2002.
1981-1999 Laboratory Director, Sarnoff Corporation, Princeton NJ
- As Director of the Solid State Display Laboratory my responsibilities included funding and managing a 6 M$
annual budget for 20-30 persons in the field of Active Matrix LCDs, Active Matrix OLEDs, and other flat
panel display devices.
- Successfully negotiated numerous patent licensing and technology development contracts including several
multi-million dollar agreements in France, Korea, and Japan.
- Founded Sarnoff "spin-out" corporation, SARIF Corporation, Inc., with initial funding of 10 M$.
- Developed the first polysilicon AMLCDs in 1986; developed the world's first Active Matrix Electroluminescent
(AMEL) displays in 1994; and developed the world's first self-scanned amorphous silicon AMLCDs (SASID)
1981 Before 1981, pioneered development of semiconductor memories and non-volatile memory products.
- Designed and transferred into high-volume commercial production a CMOS microprocessor, two CMOS
ROM chips, three CMOS static RAM chips, two EEPROM chips, and a 256 MHz ultra-high-speed shift
- Patents currently used in over 85% of all DRAM and RAM manufactured worldwide. Patent 4,344,005
"Power Gated Decoding" and Patent 4,558,240 "Multi Mode Amplifier" have generated over $100M in
royalties for the Harris Semiconductor Corporation.
- Author of 93 papers and published presentations.
- Holds 101 Issued USA Patents, 27 published USA patent applications, and 60 foreign patents.
- Elected in 1997 as a Fellow of the IEEE.
- Elected in 2010 as a Fellow of the Society of Information Display
- Received numerous awards, including the “David Sarnoff Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement” -
the highest award offer made by either RCA or Sarnoff - for founding a new display company called “SARIF
Inc.” in 1994.
- Taught courses on solid state circuits and flat panel display technology for Boeing, RCA, the IEEE, the
Society of Information Display, and the University of California.
- Chairman of the 1977 IEEE SOS Workshop, VLSI Workshop Committee 1984-1986, the ISSCC Committee
from 1986-1989, Member or Chairman of the AMLCD Technical Program Sub-Committee for SID from 1989
to the present.
- Founding member of the RFID Standards Working Group at MIT in 2002.
- Elected as a Founding Member of the EPCglobal Architectural Review Committee in 2004.
BS-EE John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
MS-EE Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.
Lists of patents & publications are available under "Patents & Services" and "Publications & Tutorials" respectively.