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 Expert  732110

Expert in Electronic Security Systems and Sensors, Electronics R&D, and Patent Litigation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 34 years' experience in the field of electronic security systems and sensors, electronics R&D, and new product development. His expertise has spanned from hands-on work to senior executive leadership. This includes spending over 18 years as Head of Engineering for a leading global manufacturer of electronic security systems and sensors with sales exceeding $400MM annually.

Expert has researched and developed numerous products, including wired and wireless alarm systems, motion detectors, solar smart LED lights and many other similar devices. He is a prolific inventor with over 25 patents. He is highly experienced in patent litigation.

He has technical, managerial and executive expertise in the research, development, design and manufacturing of electronic-based products such as Security Systems, Burglar Alarm Systems, Intrusion Detection Systems, Occupancy Detection Systems, Fresnel and Mirror Optic PIR (Passive Infra-Red) Motion Detectors, Microwave Doppler Motion Detectors, Solar Powered, Motion-Controlled, LED illumination Systems and similar devices. His experience spans from concept to production.


commercial security


electronic security


intrusion detection


motion detector


security system


burglar alarm


premises security


residential security


new product development


electronic product development

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Secondary Expertise
access control system, analog circuit, analog switch, battery charger, Boolean network, building automation, business licensing, circuit protection, claim (patent), closed-circuit security system, compliance engineering, computer room security, control electronics science, control network, device inventing, device patent, electric circuit safety, electrical safety, electrically erasable programmable ROM, electromagnetic protection process, electronic article surveillance, electronic breadboard, electronic circuit, electronic circuit analysis, electronic circuit design, electronic component product development, electronic control, electronic control new product development, electronic design automation, electronic device, electronic equipment, electronic equipment design, electronic filter, electronic logic circuit, electronic product design review, electronic product prototype, electronic shielding, electronic surveillance, electronic wire, electronics, electronics design engineering, electronics engineering, electronics research-and-development management, embedded system software development, engineering design automation, engineering management, erasable programmable read-only memory, executive management, expert witness, fire protection, foreign patent, gate, integrated-circuit chip, integrated-circuit design, key code, licensing, management decision-making, microcontroller, microprocessor, monitoring, motion detection, network, patent, patent infringement, patent prosecution, patent specification, physical security, printed circuit design, product invention, protection, proximity detector, security, security electronics, security lighting, security management, software development environment, software development tool, software inspection, software quality assurance, software reliability, solid-state electronics science, surveillance, surveillance system, United States patent, universal asynchronous receiver transmitter, video security system, video surveillance

Basic Expertise
absolute optical encoder, armor, automated prison security system, automation, bank security, brightness control device, Butterworth filter, casino security, commercial licensing, computer mathematics, computer network security, computer science, computer software, computer-aided automation, condition monitoring, contributory infringement, counterfeit-proofing, device patenting, direct infringement, Doctrine of Equivalents, electric battery, electric conductor, electric wave, electromagnetic engineering, electronic device patenting, electronic home incarceration system, embedded computer system, embedded software, employee protection, encryption, environmental monitoring, European patent, excavation safety, factory automation, fence, flame monitoring, frequency range, ground fault protection, health safety, high-speed network, HVAC safety, industrial automation, information network, integrating network, intellectual property licensing, intelligent network, international patent law, inventions, limiter, litigation management, mainframe computer installation, microcontroller application, microelectronics science, microprocessor circuit, military electronics science, optoelectronic circuit, patent application, patent claim construction, patent damage, patent law, patent trolling, personal microcomputer, property protection auditing, retail security, safety, scaling circuit, security standard, semiconductor chip, software protection, software safety, software selection, technology, telecommunications industry, trademark infringement, video image

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   C.E.T. (similar to BA)   Electronic Engineering Technology   RCC Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to


Expert's Firm


Expert's Firm


Expert Witness / Technical Consultant


He has served for several years as an expert witness and technical consultant for a variety of patent litigation cases concerning various technologies (e.g., alarms).

2004 to


Expert's Firm


Expert's Firm




Expert co-founded this systems group in Canada (R&D) and the U.S. (Operations). He handles oversight for new product and business development, and assumes full management and executive responsibility. He has developed multiple new technologies and intellectual property. Expert developed and licensed ePIR software to several multinational companies.

1985 to 2003


Expert's Firm




Vice President


He was head of a 200+ member engineering department composed of engineers, scientists, technologists and technicians. He was responsible for all of DSC's research and product development efforts. As a senior member of the DSC executive team, Expert set strategic direction for the company. He held cross-functional responsibilities in Marketing, New Business Development and Manufacturing.

1984 to 1985


Expert's Firm




Vice President


He was in charge of an R&D team that developed and built several working prototypes of an automated baby pig feeder. The multipart component design of the baby pig feeder utilized up to 10 Zilog Z8 Microcontroller Units (MCU's) with the software written in assembly language.

1984 to 1984


Expert's Firm


Expert's Firm


Technical Sales Representative


Expert provided sales and technical support to customers (and potential customers) of electronics manufacturers represented by Har-Tech Electronics Limited in the greater Toronto area (GTA).

1983 to 1983


Expert's Firm




Engineering Technologist


Expert designed and implemented production test equipment for baseboard heater safety limit switches. He also designed and built a working prototype of a digital setback thermostat for controlling electric baseboard heaters.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has over 25 patents in alarm and security systems, signals, detection, and related technologies.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) June 6, 2005 (Trade Journal)  

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has provided expert witness services in over 6 cases, primarily pertaining to patent litigation. More information available upon request.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Selected Major Competencies and Accomplishments:

Developed several new technologies such as ePIR for motion detection, eLEDing for high efficiency LED illumination and eFAR for significant false alarm reduction. Successfully completed multiple SR&ED (Scientific Research and Experimental Development) applications resulting in significant financial grants to EE-SGI.

Was principal architect and driving force behind most major commercial product successes. These include the industry benchmark setting “Power” and “Maxsys” families. Also includes the PC1550, the most prolific alarm control panel in the world with an installed base in the millions.

Worked directly with one of Latin America's premier telephone operators to determine requirements, then rapidly produced functional prototypes for demonstration to their CEO and other senior management. Previously maintained an excellent relationship with the senior decision makers in this organization and as such could be an enormous asset to any company that hopes to supply them. This organization has identified a market of nearly six million customers for intrusion security. Identified a range of suitable products for their market.

Organized and drove corporate speed to market initiative. Defined required policies and procedures. Implemented STM plan. Resulted in average product development cycle reduction of 40%.

Developed the KEYBUS and COMBUS protocols for interconnecting components. These protocols have a proven track record and have been widely imitated and copied. Also developed DSC's wireless protocols for both 924 Mhz DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) and 433.92 Mhz tight narrow band.

Saved from 15% shortfall in annual production. Due to an clerical error, a critical custom component (an ASIC – Application Specific Integrated Circuit) was shorted by ~200,000 units. Lead time was long, all attempts to persuade supplier failed. Used relationship with suppliers senior management to have required units arrive just in time.

Prior to completion of sale, re-negotiated agreements with key suppliers. Resulted in annualized savings of over ten million dollars.

Conceived, and drove the development of over twelve mixed mode ASIC's (Application Specific Integrated Circuits). Perfect track record. No failures. All were commercial successes. Mixed mode ASIC's combine analog and digital circuitry on a single chip. They offer superior capabilities and performance to “off the shelf” solutions while dramatically reducing cost and improving product reliability.


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