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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Flash Storage experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Flash Storage landscape.
This expert is the principal of a successful storage consulting firm with extensive experience in all aspects of storage technology, interfaces, backup and restore products and file systems. Among this expert's areas of specialty are flash memory (memory cards, solid state disks, flash drives), optical storage (CD, DVD, WORM, Magneto-Optical), Magnetic Storage (hard disk, floppy disk, tape), RAID/Disk Arrays, cloud storage, PCMCIA and Storage Area Networks (SAN). This expert has participated in over fifty conferences and events as speaker, session chair and conference chair. Drawing on many years of experience in the storage industry and many years of experience as a computer engineer, this expert has been retained as an expert witness and/or expert consultant in nearly one hundred engagements involving patent, trade secret, copyright and patent portfolio reviews. Cases have involved technology in the storage, IC CAD, software and hardware industries. This expert has written expert reports, been deposed and has provided courtroom testimony at trial. Flash memory firmware and drivers were at issue in one case, and flash memory card reader circuitry was at issue in another for which he provided the critical trial testimony.
This expert is a storage industry expert and veteran with many years of experience in this space. This expert was most recently a corporate officer at a company which offers the industry's broadest portfolio of silicon-to-semiconductor solutions--starting with foundational DRAM, NAND, and NOR Flash memory, and extending to SSDs, modules, MCPs, HMCs, 3D Point, and other semiconductor systems. There this expert held the role of VP & Chief Strategist NAND Solutions Group where this expert was in charge of strategy and product portfolio for the segment. Prior he served with a company as VP & GM Enterprise Storage and also served as VP, & Chief Memory Systems Architect with the company. This expert joined the company after another semiconductor company where he served as Chief Technology Officer. Before this, this expert had a variety of roles in the Flash memory group at a major semiconductor company, and then was appointed its Chief Technology Officer. This expert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering. This expert has many years of experience in semiconductor memories, holds multiple patents, and is a frequent keynote speaker at memory conferences.
This expert brings to the table many years of experience in a variety of technologies such as Semiconductor Memory (ROM, SRAM, DRAM, Flash/EEPROM/EPROM), internal driver circuits, micro-controllers, programmable logic, high-speed communications, sub-systems/modules, solid state storage and renewable energy technologies as a technologist, serial entrepreneur, seasoned executive, and as a team builder. This expert has successfully built teams from the ground-up and has managed teams spread over continents. This expert is a creative engineer awarded with 11 US patents and is a recognized Technical Expert in IP litigation including areas such as IC memories, logic circuits, driver circuits, controllers, flash memory cards/modules, etc. This expert has worked with leading IP law firms, multi-national companies and patent holding firms. In addition to Expert Witness experience at US District Court, ITC and the PTAB, this expert has also worked as a Technical Expert for a US District Court judge.
At a major semiconductor company, this expert had P & L responsibility for the NV Memory product line and managed approximately 100 professionals spread over two locations. This expert was also in charge of managing a Flash memory technology alliance. This expert brings many years of experience managing collaborations with international partners, can communicate in six languages and has the experience of working with top level executives in US and international companies.
This expert has been an Adjunct Faculty at a Graduate School of Engineering and taught full day courses at the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
This expert is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at a State University and the director of its Non-volatile Systems Laboratory. This expert's research interests include the systems, architecture, security, and reliability issues surrounding non-volatile memories. This expert also co-leads projects to develop low-power co-processors for irregular, mobile applications (e.g., Android Apps) and to devise software techniques for using multiple processors to speed up single-threaded computations. In previous lives this expert has also worked on scalable dataflow architectures, ubiquitous computing, and simultaneous multithreading. This expert's PhD thesis described the first scalable dataflow architecture designed for deep-submicron process technologies. This expert's research group frequently builds storage systems that incorporate flash and other memory technologies. This includes designing, implementing, and interfacing with custom-designed circuit boards and memory controllers (which communicate via data buses). This expert's group has also built several systems for the express purpose of interfacing with and testing flash chips, including their performance and reliability in transferring data over a memory bus. This expert has previous litigation experience.
This expert holds an MS in Engineering and serves as President and CTO for a highly sought-after consultancy. This expert specializes in Electronic Imaging Systems, Electronic & Wireless Transfer Systems, Hardware & Software Development, and Product Development & Enhancements.
This expert is very familiar with the systems used for the capture and transfer of video/images and their wireless transfer. This expert served in several technical and management roles for a public company including Research Scientist, Chief Engineer, and Program Manager all dealing with digital imaging and Advanced Digital Camera operations. As such, this expert was hands-on with efforts regarding:
Additionally, this expert has the hardware and software expertise to work with a legal team to devise and direct reverse engineering experiments and efforts directed to assessment of infringement. This expert is also familiar with the patent process, claims language and patents generally.