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Meet The TechPats Team

The Patent Mining And IP Protection Experts

Providing superior patent monetization, IP protection and patent mining services would not be possible without fielding the best team of IP legal experts, registered patent agents and technical staff. At TechPats, we have that team in-house, ready to serve our clients with a combination of speed and efficiency unmatched in the industry.

Browse through the bios of our team members below to learn more about our seasoned experience in IP portfolio management, patent analysis and intellectual property litigation support.

CharlesBox2-2Charles has extensive experience in the electronics, telecommunications and optics industries as a researcher, engineer and inventor, having close to 20 years of industrial experience before founding Technology, Patents & Licensing in 1998 (now TechPats). Since founding TechPats, he has focused on helping clients obtain and utilize patents by providing services that cover the combined technical, legal and business aspects of patents. Through Charles’ leadership, TechPats has created a patent mining methodology and proprietary software that allows for rapid and cost-effective mining of patents. Using this methodology and software, TechPats has assisted numerous companies in locating patents for acquisition and subsequent use in counter-offensive patent actions, cross-licensing and revenue generation.

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California at Davis
  • M.S., Solid State Science and Technology, Syracuse University
  • B.S., Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • From 2009 to 2011, Charles was named in Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM 250: The World’s Leading IP Strategists and IAM 300 in 2012 and 2013.
  • Registered Patent Agent
  • Charles has more than 90 issued U.S. patents.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Telecommunications
  • Opto-electronics
  • Expert Witnessing and Expert Report

facebook-defaultChris began his sales and entrepreneurial career at the age of eight selling candles door-to-door in his hometown of Riverton, New Jersey. He began his professional career with Allnet Communications in Tampa, Florida, in the early 1990s. From Allnet he joined a startup called Human Resource Alternatives (HRA) in Princeton, NJ, in 1994. As the first employee of the newly founded company, Chris became a partner and helped it grow from less than $500,000 in sales to over $70,000,000 in sales in less than five years. In 1999 Chris founded Javers Group as a human resources outsourcing and management company. Javers Group was acquired by Univest Corporation (Nasdaq: UVSP) in May of 2012.Chris holds a health and life insurance producer’s license, a property and casualty insurance license and has NASD Securities Series 6 and 65 licenses. Chris is also a Certified Benefits Consultant. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) of which he currently serves on the board and is immediate past president of the Philadelphia chapter. Over the past five years, Chris has dedicated his time at a board level with several not-for-profit organizations.

EDUCATION:

  • B.A., Political Science, Rutgers University

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Highly experienced in organizational development, program management and legal compliance.

EdBox2Ed is a registered patent agent and works closely with clients in strengthening their intellectual property positions both through patent acquisitions and patent application development. He has assisted clients in enhancing their patent holdings through patent analysis using patent mining techniques coupled with technology assessment and market analysis. He has also developed strategic patent portfolios by working closely with inventors to patent their original ideas and also by developing new ideas aligned with the business objectives of the client.Before joining TechPats, Ed was a process development engineer in the semiconductor and photonics industries. He has more than 10 years of experience as a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Agere Systems, TriQuint Optoelectronics and CyOptics working on process development for fabrication of silicon integrated circuits and indium phosphide optical components. In addition to his industry experience, Ed has taught undergraduate physics as an assistant professor and has been a consulting science advisor at Elman Technology Law.

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D., Physics, Lehigh University
  • M.S., Physics, Lehigh University
  • B.S., Physics, Bucknell University

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ed is an inventor on ten issued patents, many pending patents and has co-authored seven technical papers.
  • Registered Patent Agent

SPECIALIZATION:

KevinBoxKevin is a registered patent attorney with experience in patent protection, prosecution and litigation in a wide variety of technologies and legal issues. Kevin combines his legal knowledge and his passion for technology in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, claims analysis, infringement investigation, validity inquiries and other reports in support of litigation or due diligence. Kevin is a member of the Pennsylvania state bar, has appeared in court for both civil and criminal matters and successfully combines his legal talents with his technical knowledge in his writing and analysis to help TechPats’ clients. Kevin’s patent prosecution experience has attracted a variety of large and small inventors from various technological subject areas, including inventions such as business metric dashboards, rotating image displays, role-playing games and methods of pad printing. Kevin thoroughly understands and is keen to discuss newly created law and precedent such as the America Invents Act and the resulting patent rules.Since joining TechPats, Kevin has continued his path of technological diversity with mechanical, electrical and computer-related projects that range from broadband cable connectors to scalable graphics to internet advertising. His inter-disciplinary skill set meshes well with small inventors, large portfolios and litigation teams alike.

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University
  • B.S., Physics, Georgetown University

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • Bar & Court Admissions:
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

SPECIALIZATION:

  • Internet Technologies
  • Electronic Commerce

ChipBoxChip has a long, successful career in business development and has extensive research based consulting experience with the world’s leading technology companies. Chip has consulted with the largest patent portfolio companies in the world and has been in the patent research space since 2002. Chip continues his business development role at TechPats. Chip has an entrepreneurial background and was a principal and founding member of several different start-up research companies, including; vcmVertical, 1790 Analytics and 1790 Capital. Chip co-founded 1790 Analytics in 2004, a globally respected patent analytics firm and he co-founded 1790 Capital in 2005, the first patent-based investment model hedge fund in the industry. Prior to creating the 1790 companies, Chip was the only VP of Business Development at CHI Research (a company based with mostly Ph.D. level analysts). CHI Research was the leading patent research firm for over 25 years and did groundbreaking patent-based research analysis for the NSF. Chip played an instrumental role in the successful sale of CHI Research in 2004. Prior to working in the patent industry, Chip worked in business development with two quantitative research firms that consulted with Fortune 100 companies. One of the research firms (The Response Center) had a successful exit and went public in 1998.

EDUCATION:

  • B.A., Communication, Temple University

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Highly experienced in business development, patent research and project management

BernardoBoxBernardo is a registered patent agent and has extensive industrial experience in taking system level concepts and turning them into products. During his 25-year career in engineering, he has developed and directed the development of numerous system-level and VLSI silicon solutions for telecommunications systems including satellite terminals, digital cable set-tops and PSTN/WAN subsystem components. He has served in executive, managerial and engineering roles at Plantronics Corporation, COMSAT CTP Inc. General Instrument Corporation, NxtWave Communications Inc. and TranSwitch Corporation.Since joining TechPats, Bernardo has combined his technical expertise with patent analysis skills to help TechPats’ clients understand patent portfolios being considered for acquisition and to determine potential uses for those portfolios. Bernardo has analyzed thousands of communications, consumer electronics and microelectronics patents and performed detailed analyses on many of those patents to determine the extent to which the patents cover commercial products. His practical experience allows TechPats’ clients to better understand if a patent truly holds value.

EDUCATION:

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bernardo is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Licensing Executives Society and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). He holds one U.S. patent and is an author or co-author of a number of technical articles in the field of communications.
  • Registered Patent Agent

SPECIALIZATION:

  • Telecommunications
  • Electronics
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Multimedia
  • Standards & Protocols

ScottBox1Scott brings more than 20 years of diverse technical engineering experience to TechPats. As a senior analyst, he contributes his technical knowledge of high-speed circuit design, analog circuit design, networking and data storage protocols, closed loop control systems, biometrics, magnetics, thermal and stress analysis, mechanical and packaging design, PC board layouts and wireless communications and protocols (3G, WCDMA, GSM, CDMA, TDMA, WiMax, WiFi, etc.). In the area of network and data storage, Scott has developed InfiniBand compliant products encompassing InfiniBand, HT, PCI, DDR memory and Fibre Channel interfaces. In the area of analog circuit design, Scott has 15 years of experience that includes the design of DC-DC converters (flyback, forward and resonant), custom magnetics, sensor interface and signal conditioning, linear and PWM motor drives, constant current/voltage sources and EL and CCFL backlighting for LCD displays. Scott has extensive experience in controls that range from high-speed servos for avionics to closed-loop hydraulic position and force systems for agricultural applications.In addition to product development, Scott has successfully taken products and systems through FAA, FCC class A & B, CE and UL Safety testing and compliance certification. Scott has also functioned as the engineering liaison to a major aircraft manufacturer and had a significant role in the evaluation and selection of contract manufacturers.Before joining TechPats, Scott managed engineering projects for InfiniCon Systems, Ametek Aerospace Corp. and GE Astro Space Division. As a Project and R&D manager, Scott successfully developed products for the aerospace and telecommunications markets — on both the industrial and commercial side.

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Drexel University

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Scott is co-inventor on three issued U.S. patents and one foreign patent.

SPECIALIZATION:

  • Electronics
  • Computers
  • Control Systems
  • Consumer Products
  • Energy
  • Standards & Protocols

DonaldBoxDon has more than 30 years’ experience in developing and commercializing lasers, optical communications, data storage, displays and medical devices as a researcher, an entrepreneur and a senior executive. In addition, he has extensive experience in engineering management, product development, defining business strategies and creating new technology ventures.He joined RCA Laboratories (later Sarnoff Corporation) first as a member of the technical staff and then as manager of an R&D group in opto-electronic devices and systems. During this period, Don was recognized for important contributions in the development of semiconductor diode lasers and optical storage. He chaired the International Conference on Optical Memory in 1993 and has presided over numerous other technical conferences. At Sarnoff, he also managed R&D groups and programs in displays, luminescent materials and MEMS.Don has also provided senior management leadership at Optex Communications, which developed optical storage for video applications, Melcor, a manufacturer of thermoelectric devices and systems, CardioVascular Solutions, which developed devices for accurate placement of stents in coronary arteries, and Conversus Group, a business consultancy that improves the performance of small and mid-size companies.

EDUCATION:

  • Post-Doctoral, Liquid Crystals, Harvard University
  • Ph.D., Laser Physics, Yale University
  • M.S., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • B.S., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Don is an inventor on six US patents and has authored or co-authored over 25 publications.

SPECIALIZATION:

  • Opto-Electronics
  • Medical Devices
  • Computers

facebook-defaultRob has over 15 years of experience across a variety of roles in the wireless telecommunications industry. From designing and expanding the radio frequency side of cellular networks to the engineering and long range planning of switching and adjunct platforms, Rob’s knowledge spans the entire network of a wireless service provider. His experience also includes mobile application creation and development, computer programming and database design.Early on, Rob began his wireless career as a radio frequency engineer at AirTouch Cellular where he engineered coverage and capacity growth of the analog and digital cellular networks, designed system enhancements and optimized system performance. After gaining expertise on the cellular side, Rob changed to the switching side of the Verizon Wireless network where he designed system expansion and optimized the network performance of adjunct switching platforms. Here he led installations, software upgrades and new feature integrations including the first enterprise launches of Mobile Originated Short Message Service and Message Delivery Service. Rob moved on to a planning team where he created usage forecasts, wrote medium- to long-term network expansion plans and worked with equipment manufacturers on system and application evolution. In this role, he also worked with marketing to develop customer communications and feature packages for new products and services and wrote business cases for new expansion and product plans.Rob also has product marketing experience from a position at Verizon Communications where he designed and managed the product development, implementation and feature enhancement of wireless products and services. Rob wrote business cases for his new products and services that included demand forecasts, capital requirements and risk assessment. In addition to his experience in the wireless industry, Rob has recent experience with online publishing, online advertising, website design and programming and merchant exchange services.

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Rob is an inventor one issued patent and a co-inventor on several pending patents.

SPECIALIZATION:

  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Technologies
  • Consumer Products

herbboxHerb has more than 25 years of product development experience in the telecommunications and semiconductor fields. He began his career in the Data Communications Laboratory at AT&T Bell Labs. He advanced through lead engineer and technical manager roles at Lucent Technologies, Agere Systems and LSI Corporation. He has led DSP, software and system test teams in the development of numerous commercially successful, embedded products in the areas of telephony, FAX, VoIP and FoIP. Herb has supported many Tier One customers, such as Cisco, Ericsson, Toshiba, HP and EPSON. He has served as a consultant and witness for his company’s IP division on various patent litigation matters and was awarded an Outstanding Innovation of the Year Award.

EDUCATION:

  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Purdue University
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Purdue University

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Herb is a co-inventor on five U.S. patents in the field of data communications, with two additional patents pending

SPECIALIZATION:

  • Telecommunications
  • Electronics
  • Control Systems
  • Standards & Protocols

DanBoxDan has more than 30 years of VLSI design engineering experience specializing in video signal processing, computer architecture, VLSI modeling, simulation and software algorithm development. Early on, Dan joined RCA’s Astro Electronics Division where he worked as a principal independent R&D investigator developing spaceborne flight computer articles and peripheral satellite bus equipment. Dan was primarily involved in the design of radiation-hardened integrated circuits, systems, flight article certification and project management including cost, schedule and the technical proposal and design review process.During his tenure at Intel’s Digital Video Interactive Operation, his work concentrated in the design and verification of custom Video Signal Processing ICs that helped form the foundation of Intel’s entry into the then-emerging multimedia arena. Dan managed DVI’s Architecture Verification Group and also worked as a software algorithm developer.At Princeton Video Image, Dan developed embedded DSP software and a reprogrammable hardware platform that was used to perform real-time morphological image transformations that appeared “live, on-air” using the company’s Technical Emmy Award-winning LVIS® virtual insertion system. Variations of this platform hardware were used as a general purpose DSP processor stage to implement other image transformations, housekeeping functions and various signal processing tasks.Additional experiences at AT&T’s Bell Laboratories, Sarnoff Corporation, Clique Communications and Sirius Satellite Radio continued to leverage Dan’s expertise in signal processing, VLSI architectures, system simulation and software development for numerous commercial products. Dan has worked on many products in the areas of High Definition television, video signal processing, video instant messaging, end-user software application production and library algorithm design.

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Dan is a published technical author and has received several significant individual technical awards from RCA, Intel and Princeton Video Image.

SPECIALIZATION:

  • Electronics
  • Multimedia
  • Computers

facebook-defaultKamil Bojanczyk is an engineer and consultant in smart grid technologies. His work covers economic analysis, market research, product development, patent assessments and research, and technical simulations. He has worked in a number of roles, including: smart grid research engineer at an Ivy League university, engineer and business development on microgrids for the largest wind power company in China, market researcher and mobile application developer for a smart grid startup in Silicon Valley, business development and energy simulations for a stealth-mode startup in Silicon Valley, strategy consultant for one of the largest environmental non-profits in America and technology analyst for a large international bank in New York City. He was worked with clients worldwide on a number of consulting projects.Kamil has broad, project-based experience in the following areas: demand-side management, country- and sector-level market assessments, commercial and residential building energy simulations, fenestration modeling, grid connection, microgrids, energy management systems, distribution grid software, interdisciplinary (energy, environment, economics) analysis of power generation sources, battery energy storage systems and distributed generation.

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Kamil has authored two IEEE papers and the Smart Grid in Asia series of reports.

SPECIALIZATION:

  • Energy

facebook-defaultSuzanne has extensive software development experience as a software developer, technical writer and project manager and has been involved in software process improvement initiatives. During her 30-year career in software development, she has developed software for on-board computers for the F-16, GPS receivers, life insurance underwriter and agent support, cell phone systems and content management system and feeds for a regional newspaper. She has been involved in requirements analysis, testing, documentation and project management for various websites and a mobile app. She has experience using Java, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, XML, C and C++.She has also earned SUN’s Java Programmer and Developer certifications. She has served in all phases of software development at General Dynamics, Rockwell International, Guarantee Life Insurance, Compaq and the Omaha World-Herald. Since joining TechPats, Suzanne has used her software expertise to analyze software to determine the extent to which a patent covers a software application.

EDUCATION:

  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Iowa
  • B.S., Physics & Math, Nebraska Wesleyan University

SPECIALIZATION:

  • Programming Languages

Patti HespellPatti joined TechPats in September of 2002. Over the past 12 years Patti has provided support with patent prosecution, including creation of patent figures and preparation of application documents, electronic filing of applications and office action responses, correspondence with clients and foreign counsel, Information Disclosures Statement preparation and maintenance of the docketing system and reporting. She has also worked with clients and provided assistance with due diligence and acquisitions; reviewing patent prosecution histories, analyzing chain of title, verification of fees and mapping of patent families, preparation of acquisition documents and agreements.

facebook-defaultDavid has more than 25 years of experience as an electrical/software engineer and more than 10 years of experience in patent prosecution, portfolio development and intellectual property licensing. Before consulting with TechPats, David was with George Mason University for almost 10 years where he was the Assistant Director of Technology Transfer. As an Adjunct Professor of Law, David still teaches a clinical patent drafting class at George Mason University School of Law.As an inventor, David has more than 15 patents, most of which have been successfully monetized. These patents are directed to various areas, such as vehicle power doors, media watermarking, XML mathematics and visual copyright protection. As a patent agent, David was responsible for developing and monetizing the Digital Video Express (DIVX) George Mason University patent portfolios. As an engineer earlier in his career, David designed toys for Fisher-Price Toys and later was the lead software and avionics engineer for the Orbital/NASA X-34 rocket plane.

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., American University, Magna Cum Laude
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

facebook-defaultLen is a registered patent attorney who specializes in patent prosecution. He has more than 10 years experience prosecuting domestically and internationally in areas of telecommunications, computer software, medical devices, mechanical devices and automotive devices. He has prosecuted PCT applications, trademark applications and copyright registrations. Len has been involved in commercial litigation drafted a wide variety of contracts, drafted patent licensing agreements and provided business advice to corporate clients in diverse legal areas from corporate structure to taxation.Additionally, Len has extensive practical software development experience as a software developer, systems analyst and project manager and has been involved with the development of large-scale computer systems in the telecommunications, banking and pharmaceutical industries. During his 20-year career in software development, he has developed software for warehousing, payroll systems, inventory and stock brokerage systems. He has been involved in requirements analysis, testing, documentation and project management for various mainframe computer systems. Len has experience with CISCO network architecture, networking, JavaScript, HTML, XML, DB2, CICS, IMS and COBOL. He served in all phases of software development at AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson and ADP.

EDUCATION:

  • LL.M., Taxation, Temple University School of Law
  • J.D., New York Law School
  • B.S., Physics, Upsala College

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered Patent Attorney
    Bar & Court Admissions:

    • District of Columbia
    • Missouri
    • New Jersey
  • Federal District County – District of D.C. & NJ
  • U.S. Tax Court

 

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