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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Voice Technology experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Voice Technology landscape.
This expert is a nationally recognized expert in the field of telecommunications and information technology. This expert’s expertise encompasses a broad range of technical and managerial disciplines including voice communications, data networking, carrier services for public/private switched & dedicated networks, image processing, wireless and cable transmission systems, security systems including intruder detection, access control and video surveillance as well as operational and strategic planning. As co-founder and President of a highly sought-after consultancy, this expert is responsible for overseeing corporate operations and providing executive level direction on strategically significant projects. This expert has worked for various organizations in a consultative, design/engineering and managerial capacity. This expert has supported numerous clients with respect to technology consulting in the financial services, high technology, legal, corporate, health care and education sectors. This expert’s technical practice encompasses strategic planning and expert witness litigation support. This expert worked in the military aerospace industry developing strategic and tactical command and control systems for various agencies in the defense and intelligence communities. In addition to litigation experience, this expert and firm have performed an extensive patent portfolio review for a large company working with their in-house Intellectual Property group. In that project this expert evaluated 2 portfolios comprising over 120 patents. The team is highly knowledgeable about the Switched Ethernet and Optical networking marketplace.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
This expert is a Professor of Computer Science where this expert is also the Co-Director of the Intelligent Systems Program. This expert's research is in the area of artificial intelligence and includes contributions in the areas of artificial intelligence and education, computational linguistics, spoken language, and user modeling. This expert's work has included both fundamental research and applied research resulting in technology transfer and patents. This expert's most recent research has been in the area of Speech and Natural Language Technology for Educational Applications.
This expert has been working in voice-activated conversational dialogue systems for many years first as part of this expert's dissertation, then at a telecommunication company's Artificial Intelligence Principles Research Department (in call center contexts) and, most recently, at a University (in educational contexts). This expert has authored numerous papers and articles within the realm of dialogue systems and computer intelligence for the leading industry journals and has conducted research in these areas for the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education and the Office of Naval Research. One paper in particular dealt with the topic of using voice-activated conversational systems to access the internet.
This expert has been engaged as a testifying expert in one case.
This expert is a world-renowned researcher who has extensive research, technical, managerial, and Intellectual Property/patent expertise in the areas of telecommunications, networking, broadband, MetroEthernet, SONET/SDH/OTN Internet, VoIP, wireless, video, multimedia, MPLS, IPv6, e-commerce, and IoT/M2M for both carrier networks and enterprise networks. This expert's specialties include analysis, design, implementation, operation, and advocacy of new network technologies, particularly with an emphasis on packet technologies and the Internet Protocol (IP) for traditional and broadband applications such as:
Voice over IP (VoIP); Video Over IP (e.g., IPTV, specifically, entertainment quality digital TV, video distribution over satellite/DTH, High Throughput Satellites [HTSs], multimedia; wireless connectivity (including Wi-Fi, wireless sensor networks, and communication/DTH/HTS satellites); security; intranet; Internet/intranet architecture and QoS; IoT/M2M; LANs/VLANs/MetroEthernet; and the underlying high-capacity network infrastructure to support these applications along with the call control signaling logic (SS7/Q.931/Q.2931/Q.933) and Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) services. Packet systems include X.25/NCP, IPv4, Frame Relay (FR), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS), and IPv6. This expert has also done work in cloud services (Cisco UCS) and IoT/M2M, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Smart Grid, and e-health.
This expert has many years of hands-on ATM/SONET/MetroEthernet/OTN experience. In addition to numerous papers and conference presentations, this expert has written several books on LANs/VLANs/MetroEthernet, MPLS, Internet Services Cloud services, and IoT/M2M.
This expert has over 200 published patents as well as 35 patent applications cite this expert's work. Additionally, 5000+ academic researchers cite this expert's work in their publications, according to Google Scholar. This expert has taught IT and Telecommunications courses. This expert has appeared in industry conferences as well a radio and TV technology programs.
This expert has been called upon to undertake infringement/non-infringement analysis (with resulting depositions and testimony) in the area of packet video/IPTV, packet voice/VoIP, imaging (scanned checks), IoT, and wireless.
This expert earned a Master's Degree in Software Engineering. This expert brings to the table many years of experience in the technology industry, including in the speech recognition industry where this expert's company developed speech technologies. As the founder of a highly successful and internationally recognized consultancy, this expert has pioneered ground-breaking speech recognition concepts that have pushed the limit of speech recognition in the aviation and aerospace industries. Prior to that, this expert had been involved in speech recognition and artificial intelligence at several other startups that this expert founded. This expert also served as Director of Advanced Technology where this expert helped architect and design an Internet Proxy Cache Server technology. This expert also developed the world's first real-time Internet content filtering technology and became the company's international expert on content filtering. This expert also served on the Business Development Team where this expert was responsible for advanced technology licensing.
This expert developed the first commercial computer telephony system to incorporate artificial intelligence, voice recognition, and text-to-speech. The system was used to offer unattended telephone customer support to callers. This technology was used by many high-technology companies. This expert also developed one of the first software development toolkits for computer telephony boards that turned microcomputers into computer telephony systems.
Additionally, this expert served as President and CTO where this expert was instrumental in the design of a next-generation carrier-class managed voice and data services which utilized voice recognition, text-to-speech (TTS), and mobile wireless connectivity. This expert also has in-depth experience in the vision industry and has developed custom vision cameras and embedded software systems that incorporate artificial intelligence resulting in systems that have been used to provide real-time visual feedback in technologically challenging environments.
This expert is a prolific software coder and has a thorough understanding of the review process at a deep code level. This expert is also familiar with the data compression protocols utilized by Siri as well as Siri's evolutionary operations and growth, including the introduction of their new A11 processor and movement to migrate some speech recognition requests onto the device thus eliminating the need to always establish a client/server connection when some grammar rule based commands can be handled offline.
This expert has received a patent for multi-tasking artificial intelligent processing and still utilizes AI experience in pre and post-recognition processing systems designed by the firm today. This expert has been an expert witness in several speech recognition related cases and is very familiar with the deposition process and deposes very well against the toughest of lawyers.
This expert holds a BS in Computer Science and is an eBusiness Director and Technology Consultant specializing in Telecommunications, eCommerce, and search technology. This expert brings many years of experience in a diverse set of technologies including Natural Language processing, High Level Language coding, machine translation, Search and query keyword relationships, Command and Query language translation.
This expert has been a testifying expert for over 24 cases including testimony for Telecommunications, Voice Recognition, Query and Search Engine, providing expert reports for patent litigation, IPRs, deposition and trial testimony. This includes testifying in a Multilingual transaction patent suit in where the judge found for the client and cited this expert on all points of contention in the case.
Summary of Professional Experience:
Designed and developed Contact Center system for that included Multilingual and Natural Language speech recognition, parsing the command request and provide appropriate prompts based on both translated prompt lookup and machine language translation.
Developed Search Engine techniques, media library for commercial website search
Developed High volume content publishing. Provided multi-lingual content library including search, indexing, and taxonomy processing for dialect standardization.
Designed and Implemented Call Center systems that use Voice Recognition for automated client response that supported multi-lingual input and output. Developed advance indexing, and query parsing for customer directory search engine.
eMarketing consulting for Commercial websites, search engine, pay per click, multilingual ad campaigns, and Adwords metrics verification.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science and is a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at a technology institute. The creator of a start-up which develops image and video processing software for wireless and IP networking, this expert has been active in the areas of voice and audio processing for many years. This expert is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has received awards for contributions to electrical engineering. This expert has reviewed and analyzed software and hardware designs through source code analysis for pre/post-litigation phases. This expert leads several large technology research programs in the areas of multimedia, networking, telecommunications and wireless technologies and has authored or edited several books. This expert is a frequent consultant to the industry. This expert has served as an expert witness and consultant in several leading intellectual property and patent litigation cases (both ITC 337 proceedings and Federal Circuit), and has been engaged as a litigation expert of graphics processing systems and components. This expert has testified at ten trials and was deposed over forty times.
This expert is a Computer Scientist and Technology Consultant specializing in Telecommunications, Call Center applications, and Media Distribution. This expert brings many years of experience in a diverse set of technologies including CTI (computer telephony integration), digital voice processing, speech recognition and Natural Language processing. This expert has a deep understanding of protocols and has designed protocols for many different kinds of systems and has had some of them adopted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This expert has been a consulting expert in approximately 50 matters, IPRs, and Patent Litigation cases including cases for Telecommunication and Speech Recognition providing infringement, invalidity, and deposition testimony. This expert has testified at hearings and at trial for about 10 cases.
Designed and developed some of the earliest available low-bit-rate digital voice communication products for long haul networks. Work included voice models, input digitization, voice feature extraction, encoding and decoding and interfaces to packet network systems. Designed protocols for various communications devices such as data encryptors.
Manager of Embedded Systems Group. Responsible for designing, among other things, protocols for factory automation systems, including communications and networking devices to handle interfacing host computers to subsystems that used different protocols.
Technology consulting in the area of Call Centers, Telephony, Wireless communication, mobile applications, biometrics and user authentication implementing Speech Recognition.
Provide level 1 & 2 evaluation of Patent portfolios to determine strongest / most valuable patents and identify vendors/products that read on stronger patents. Patents were evaluated in: Telephony, VoIP, Wireless devices, speech recognition, and digital device interfaces.
Provided in-depth research services to inventors and Intellectual Property investors. Also consulted on the design of solutions with embedded voice recognition features in the consumer products space.
This expert has been involved in the study and application of Natural Language understanding and processing, especially related to voice to text conversion, knowledge discovery, fact extraction, summarization, language weighting and importance models, etc. This expert has developed suites of software for each of these areas.
Patent Litigation – Consulting expert with responsibility for leading a group of 10 code reviewers reviewing more than 56 gigabytes of source code over a period of 10 months. The source code was associated with servers and services, content distribution servers, content ingestion servers, security and protocols for media sharing and distribution frameworks and architectures of business systems. Also provided expert consultation to litigation team on system architectures, applications, devices, and services. Coordinated with the team leads reviewing source code on similar architectures for other device manufacturers.
Patent Litigation - Consulting expert on infringement and invalidity of patents relating to voice network functions and processing in VoIP networks including enterprise and residential networks.
This expert is a leading consultant to the wireless community, and has consulted with major corporations assisting them with video streaming, image and video codes. This expert has extensive expertise in streaming media, authentication, wireless devices, mobile apps, video signal processing and much more. This expert was quite heavily involved in speech recognition technology, and wrote a book on Voice XML that formed the basis of many IVR systems.
This expert has been retained as an expert witness and advisor for some of the most prominent legal matters. Work involved evaluation of IP, Trade Secrets, specifications, design documents, source code, algorithms, patent applications, patents, consultations with damage experts, submission of detailed written expert opinion reports, expert witness depositions and testimonies.