This former Director of Engineering has more than two decades of product development and project management experience in a broad range of embedded systems and products. His industry experience spans consumer electronics, industrial controls, and telecommunications as well as safety-critical medical devices and automotive electronics. He often speaks at embedded systems conferences and trains engineers in the state-of-the-art design practices for safer and more secure electronics and software. 

Expert Witness Experience

Intellectual Property Expert (IP); Product Liability Expert; Patent Infringement Expert; Copyright Infringement Expert; Source Code Reviews; Reverse Engineering

Testimony Experience:  Deposition

Skills

Areas of Expertise:

Safety-critical products; Deeply embedded low-power devices; real-time systems

Electronics and Software Development:

Electronics architecture; software architecture; hardware-software interfacing; embedded development best practices and processes

Programming Languages:

C, C++, assembly, Python, Perl, Java

Processors:

ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, 68K/ColdFire, MSP430, TI DSPs, PIC, AVR

Operating Systems:

Windows, Linux, MicroC/OS, VxWorks, pSOS, QNX, OSEK, FreeRTOS, Nucleus, ThreadX, and other RTOSes

Notable Projects

  • Expert witness for software source code analysis in consumer class action and product liability litigation against multiple automakers
  • Former director of engineering at a major automotive performance meters and data acquisition systems where he oversaw concept-through-production of nine products comprising electronics and embedded software.
  • Co-founder of an embedded systems design firm that performed outsourced electronics and software design for more than two dozen products for various companies, including major telecommunications and network equipment manufacturers.
  • Consulted with and trained engineers and engineering managers and executives at various companies, including makers of FDA-regulated medical devices such as pacemakers and implanted defibrillators, insulin pumps, and glucose meters.
  • Owner of two automotive electronics related patents

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)