Viewing posts from February, 2015

At Trial in TAOS v Intersil

I'm testifying in my first trial, as an expert witness on the trade secret side of a complicated lawsuit alleging patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, among other things. As a technical expert, I have to sit through the whole three-week trial to make sure I don't miss any relevant testimony, even though I'll probably be on the stand for no more than three or four hours. It's actually pretty interesting.

Coherent Laser Radar for Vehicles and Navigation

Coherent laser radar (often miscalled lidar) is an ultrasensitive method for measurement of distance and radial velocity. It uses low power CW lasers and has excellent resistance to ambient light and interference from other laser radars. I'm doing a design for a unit suitable for vehicles and small ships (e.g. tugboats).