Served as plaintiff's technical expert witness in
z4 Technologies Inc. vs. Microsoft Corp. and
patent dispute, Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, Case
No. 6:06-CV-142, 2006. Testified at deposition and trial.
Plaintiff won verdict of willfull infringement with
enhanced damages, upheld on appeal.
Served as technical expert in
ex parte reexamination
of U.S. Patent 5,490,216
before the USPTO on behalf of patent owner;
filed 132 declaration. Result was reinstatement of
counsel to a major
software company, served as an expert consultant
on digital rights management (DRM) technology in a patent dispute (defense
For counsel to
three "brand name" video
served as technical expert in patent litigation
(defense side); created and served three expert
- For counsel to a small technology company, served as an expert consultant
on software antipiracy technology in a patent dispute (plaintiff
side). Undertook intensive source code
outside counsel to a
consumer electronics company,
served as expert consultant on DRM technology in a
patent dispute (defense side).
outside counsel to a
major music company,
served as expert consultant in a dispute concerning
digital music royalties; created and served expert
major film studios,
served as an expert consultant on streaming video, content management, and
content security in a dispute concerning
misappropriation of confidential information (defense
side); created expert report.
a major software company, served as an expert consultant
on DRM in an antitrust dispute before
the European Commission.
large law firm,
investigated licensing opportunities for a portfolio
of patents on IT security technology.
- For counsel to an online
music company, served
as an expert consultant on DRM technology
in a patent dispute (defense side).
Served as Special Advisor to the
Media and Information Society Directorate,
in connection with its initiative on Creative
Content Online in Europe's Single Market.
For a technology industry
trade association, provided input to a
public policy initiative related to copyright issues in
the European Union.
Federal Trade Commission
hearing on consumer disclosure of DRM.
Testified at the
Workshop on The Impact of Copyright Policy on
Innovation in the Digital Era.
Provided input to the
Section 108 Study Group,
convened by the
U.S. Library of Congress,
on DRM and how it could be implemented by libraries
for exceptions in Section 108 of the Copyright Act.
input to the U.S. Copyright
Office in connection
with its triennial rulemaking on the anti-circumvention
provision of the Digital
- Other matters still in progress; please inquire.
- For leading
venture capital firms, investigated startup
companies and delivered investment recommendations.
Consulted to analysts at
hedge funds, private
equity firms, and other investment firms
on strategic issues concerning publicly traded
companies in the digital media market.