Description: Provided expert testimony at a Maine PUC hearing regarding the changes in service levels which would occur when an independent telephone company changed its central office technology from Magneto to common control.
Description: Evaluated the voice and data networking and cabling requirements for Burnstein, Shur, and Nelson.
Description: Directed the technical preparation necessary for a multimillion dollar legal claim for Sacramento County against a delinquent network vendor. This resulted in a favorable out-of-court settlement for the client.
Description: Performed an analysis of the prior art in the commercial market for enhanced wideband (Internet-like) network services for law firm.
Description: Expert witness for Burlington VT as it intervened with the Vermont Public Service Board to ensure that the city?s CATV provider?s certificate of public good was renewed only if suitable protections for the city were included. Issues addressed included CATV company?s operational performance and requiring open access of the CATV system for Internet service. Testified before the Public Service Board.
Description: Reviewed 44 ACD and Call Center patents and developed a claims matrix relative to competitors' products.
Description: Provided expert advice to an attorney in a cable TV matter.
Description: Developed the defense strategy for a start up telecommunications equipment manufacturer when it was sued for multiple patent infringements by a major equipment vendor. The technologies involved included data network routing and routing protocols including MPLS. The work resulted in a highly favorable out of court settlement.
Description: Calculated the availability of Kanas Telecom's fiber, microwave, and satellite network backbone to demonstrate it met contractual obligations. The network was a complex SONET ring with many interlocking rings and sub-rings.
Description: Evaluated the call center patents of a major equipment vendor to determine their relevance to other technologies. This evaluation demonstrated the patents had relevance in telecommunications that is far beyond call centers. The vendor is now pursuing enforcing these patents in these new areas.