Microprocessor Design Expert

Case Description:

A microprocessor design expert was needed for a pre-litigation consulting matter involving analysis and review of certain patents in connection with an international semiconductor chip manufacturer and computer hardware development corporation.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a microprosessor design expert, with a degree in electrical engineering or computer science, with extensive experience working on instruction sets as they are designed and configured within microprocessor architectures. The expert was needed to have extensive knowledge in the space where computer science and electrical engineering intersect as part of the microprocessor chip architecture development and design process, and to review the patents at issue and consult with counsel.

Experts Presented:

  • Microprocessor Design

    With over a decade of industry and academic research experience in microprocessor design, this expert is a professor of electrical and a computer engineering at a prestigious university. He has held technical and management leadership positions at an industry leading multi-national technology and consulting firm, and his research interests include high performance interconnect architectures and processor architectures. He has served as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) fellow for contributions to power-efficient computer architectures and holds a BSEE and MSEE, as well as a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering. This expert is a named inventor on eleven U.S. patents and has served as an expert witness on seven patent infringement cases. IMS Reference # 3731980.

  • Computer Processor Design

    With more than twenty-five years of experience in microprocessor design, this expert is president and principal consultant of private a computer architecture consulting company that he founded over a decade ago. Previously, he served as principal engineer, engineering manager, and architecture manager at multi-national company that develops and manufactures semiconductor chips. He has experience as a past chair of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) technical committee on microprocessors and microcomputers, and has taught graduate-level classes in computer architecture at a prominent university. He has authored numerous publications and presentations on microprocessors and computer architecture, having served on the editorial board of a leading industry journal on microprocessors. This expert holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, with graduate studies in computer design, and holds an MSEE and BSEE from two prominent research universities. He is the named inventor on over thirty microprocessor-related patents, and has worked on over fifteen patent litigation cases. IMS Reference # 5049803.

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