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New Web Site

Thanks to the efforts of our newest member, Simon Hobbs, we have a new web site with a new look and lots of new content, with more to come.  We hope you enjoy it!

Expert Case: Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc., et al.

This is a patent and trade secret case concerning lidar (laser radar) technology for self-driving cars and trucks.  This was the biggest case I've worked on, with potential damages over $2 billion, and also one of the most fun.  I was the defence's expert on the patent side, and we beat Google--they dropped all their patent assertions.  (This was made a lot easier by the fact that Uber wasn't infringing, of course.)

Neutral Referee in IP dispute between former joint development partners

In the spring of 2017, I was approached by lawyers from two technology companies working in civil avionics (instruments for airplanes).  I can't say who they were due to NDA restrictions, but the job was an unusual and interesting one.  The two companies had been joint development partners, but the relationship had soured and trust had now broken down completely.  Both were concerned that the other was misusing intellectual property disclosed during the joint venture, and they asked me to do do an audit to see whether this was in fact true.  The situation was made more complicated because one company was several hundred times as large as the other, and of course there was no court-ordered discovery and no one was under oath.

Inter Partes Review for Fluorescent Bar Signs

Sometimes the expert has to tell the client that their case probably won't hold up.

Industrial Technology Research Institute v. LG Electronics et al.

January 2013 - June 2015.