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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Remote Control Systems experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Remote Control Systems landscape.
This expert holds a PhD in Communications (digital imaging) and brings to the table many years of direct and relevant experience in home automation and building control systems. Often invited to write papers for the trade press and to deliver presentations at conferences, much of this expert's business involves explaining complex concepts to business executives so they can make competent decisions; this expert knows how to facilitate high-tech decisions by persons who are not technical specialists and applies these skills to deliver clear declarations and depositions.
This expert is involved in the international standards committee for home and building automation standards. Among these standards are communication protocols for home networks, device interfaces, and a gateway to enable remote control of applications including security. This expert wrote and edited a document which describes home security with applications for intrusion detection, activity monitoring, duress monitoring, and safety monitoring of personal well-being, with extensions for commercial building security functions. This expert is also involved in the national standards committee for home automation and energy management at the Consumer Technology Association. They are the ones who develop American National Standards for ANSI, the American National Standards Institute. In addition to these committees, this expert has written the specifications for many home- area-network communication protocols to enable home automation applications.
This expert is Professor Emeritus and former Associate Chairman of a University's Mechanical Engineering Department. As a full professor, this expert is well-published and is an accomplished public speaker. Prior to a career as an academic, this expert was a Product Development Engineer, designing and testing manufactured products. This expert has direct experience in advanced instrumentation and control systems and understands manual and remote control systems. This expert was a Fulbright Scholar working abroad in this arena. This expert has provided expert witness services in two products-based personal injury matters and has been deposed twice.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in electronics engineering and control systems and has a very strong background in embedded systems, both hardware and software, which is what the IoT is built upon. This expert has been working on and designing microcontroller based systems for many years. This expert has design experience in digital, analog and RF electronic hardware and understands the hardware aspects of IoT based system. This expert has also designed and developed the software to run many embedded systems, including systems that tied into the internet. This expert is working with the Air Force researching, designing and developing the control of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones). This project involves going from sensor inputs to control of the UAV and coordinating control over wireless networks between multiple UAVs and a ground station. Additionally, this expert is working on a control system for a wheelchair to make it possible for quadriplegics to drive and control the wheelchair through head movement controls. This project involves electronic hardware design of the system, and all the software design and development to go from sensor inputs to control of the chair. The system uses wireless network interfaces to get sensor data from the head to a computer control system and tie in remote computer monitoring. This expert has extensive litigation experience including multiple depositions and trial testimony.
This expert has many years of experience in Computer Science, Security network communications, Remote control, and monitoring systems. This expert has specialized in wireless and cloud based security applications monitored from mobile applications, and device controls configured by user profiles.
This expert has been an expert for over 25 cases including 12 remote control and security network communications and patent litigation cases. This expert has provided Expert Reports, IPR, CBM, Deposition, and Trial Testimony. This includes testifying in a technology patent suit for remote authorization from a mobile device, where the judge found for this expert’s client and cited this expert on all points of contention. This expert’s analysis also contributed to a $35 million settlement in a Network Transaction systems patent litigation.
Sample of Professional Experience
Designed computer control systems and user control panels for remote control of manufacturing equipment.
Implemented remote monitoring of telephone facilities including central office switch buildings. Application included remote control of X10 monitoring devices and alarm activation operating on local secure networks and external networks.
Development of remote monitoring applications for monitoring of utility buildings including powerline monitoring utilizing Network alarm notification. Also implemented system for remote meter reading and remote control of appliances.
Development of mobile applications (iPhone and Android), high speed wireless communications, WiFi security mesh networks, and performed evaluation of secure networks and telecommunication system.
This expert has many years of experience in computer science, software development, embedded systems, networking, enterprise software systems and digital audio signal processing. This expert has experience with remote control management of media content regarding management of media content in a database coupled to a graphical user interface for media selection. This expert is familiar with the inner workings of modern media distribution/selection systems such as iTunes and the iTunes Music Store. This expert has consulted for companies that perform remote media distribution. Holding a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in digital audio technology, this expert spent years as a Researcher and Lecturer for graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science and digital audio at a prestigious university. As part of DMA thesis work, this expert conducted foundational research in digital audio that led to hardware and software systems to compute digital audio in real time. A former software architect charged with the development of an audio media recording system, this expert is now consulting for high technology companies across the globe on the software and hardware surrounding audio processing systems, including read-time music systems. This expert has sustained a long and successful career at the cutting edge of software development and design using multiprocessor/multi-core architectures for signal processing and control. Over many years of experience as an expert witness on numerous cases, this expert has testified before a jury, at Markman claim construction hearings, and has been deposed numerous times on cases involving patent litigation, trademark infringement, copyright litigation and inequitable conduct. Most of these cases have involved digital audio hardware and software technologies.
This expert provides Expert Witness, Investigation, and Technical Consulting services for Industrial Control Systems, Automated Systems, and Safety Systems. This expert has litigated several cases that involve PLC ladder logic, and has designed scores of systems which utilize PLC code. This expert manages an automation engineering group, and writes/analyzes PLC code virtually every day. Experience includes:
Automated Machinery – Manufacturing Plants, Production Plants
Robotics – Assembly Lines, Semiconductor Plants, Packaging Plants
Control Systems – PLC Controls, Computer Controlled Machines
Automatic and Revolving Doors
Amusement Park Rides – Control Systems, Safety Systems
Bowling Centers – Equipment Systems
Mining – Surface and Strip Mining, Coal, Quarry, Minerals, Oilsands, Conveyors, and Crushers
Lasers – Etching Equipment, Production Lines
Egg Production and Packaging
Food and Beverage Plants – Snack Foods, Cereal, Pasta, Soft Drinks, Beer, Meat Packaging
Conveyors – Belt Conveyors, Bucket Conveyors, Packaging Machines, Vibratory Systems
Wood Production – Sawmills, Chippers, Wood Pellet Plants
Patents – Control Systems, Automated Devices, Production and Manufacturing Machines
Contract Disputes – Control Systems, Production Equipment, Manufacturing Equipment
This expert has acquired many years of experience in electrical, electronic, automation, robotics, bulk materials handling, and mechanical system design. As an inventor, this expert holds several electronic and mechanical patents. This expert’s technical background includes extensive experience with digital logic circuits, vision systems, laser research involving Co2 lasers (Class 4 100 watt), and laser diodes (Class 3B). This expert has established and managed several engineering, CAD, automation, and field service groups, for deployment of automated machinery in the food, beverage, refinery, coal, oil sands, pharmaceutical, and chemical plant industries. Most of this work carried over to the field, where this expert managed electrical and mechanical field construction projects.
This expert’s memberships have included ISA (Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society), and AEE (The Association of Energy Engineers). Authorships include Whitepapers for RAM (Remote Asset Management), Energy Management, Automation, and cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) for FDA related validation procedures in lab environments. Intellectual property and patent experience includes work as a Technical Expert Witness involving patent infringement and automation related accidents.
This expert is an electrical engineer with many years of experience as a testifying and consulting expert. This expert's background specific to programmable controllers began with early TV remote controls. This expert's experience includes analysis and programming of complex remotes that implement activities beginning with a Universal 850 and several generations of remotes. This Founder of a successful consulting firm providing advisement in the areas of system design and litigation support in patent cases, this expert served as an expert witness in a case involving the control of medical devices. This expert's design engineering experience includes, in addition to processor design, the design of computer peripheral controllers including communications control for medical apparatus, as well as units containing communications ports for IR and wired serial data. This expert is well versed in all forms of control systems, including Bluetooth and protocols for handshaking and communication, embedded systems and the related software. With a general background in computer communications, peripheral controllers and central processors, this expert has a particularly deep background in assisting counsel with claim construction, as well as providing deposition and trial testimony. This expert has worked on more than one hundred patent matters, having written reports, provided deposition testimony and has been to trial in over twenty, for and against the patent holder. These cases include embedded control of mechanisms and processes including medical equipment control. In addition to these hardware centered assignments, this expert has worked on software in the same embedded systems noted above, device drivers for computer peripherals and application programs including transaction processing systems.