Past Assignments

SELECTED PAST ASSIGNMENTS IN INDUSTRIES AND PRODUCT LINES

1. Aerospace

2. Apparel Products

3. Architecture and Interior Design

4. Automotive

5. Beauty Products

6. Business Forms and Publications

7. Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

8. Construction Products and Services

9. Consumer Electronics

10. Medical Products

11. Oceanography (And Products)

12. Optical Sciences

13. Special Effects and Entertainment

14. Trade Show Displays

1. Aerospace
Rockwell International - Space Shuttle - System Engineering (1970's) [Electrical, Mechanical, Optical, System Integration Issues]
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2. Apparel and Shoe Products
Shoe Products - LA Gear (Gear vs. LA Gear.) Corporate Logo, Trademark infringement. [Testimony, US District Court NY, cited by judge in written opinion for special studies]

Shoe Products - Skechers (Skechers vs. Superga, Skechers vs. Candie's, Skechers vs. Wolverine Wolrd Wide/Catepillar, Skechers vs. Dr. Martens.) Corporate logo, packaging design patent infringement, trademark infringement, unfair competition, false designation of origin. Also Skechers various trademark marketing research investigations. Worlwide investigations for Skechers on counterfeit "big hit" Energy model series. Apparel-Fabric Design Mark Fabrics (Lorber vs. Mark Fabric, Bennini vs. Mark Fabric). Copyright infringement, unfair competition. Market research on new type of shoe charms for Skechers.
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3. Architecture and Interior Design
Architecture-Casino Design-Paris Hotel-Casino/Las Vegas. Granato (Grand Resorts, Bally's Las Vegas, Bally Entertainment, Hilton Hotels, et.al. vs. Granato) Copyright Infringement.

Architecture and Interior Design-Post Modern custom home (7500 square feet). Audio Video Interiors Magazine (July, 1996).  Front cover of magazine "On Design". See www.modernhome1.com  for over 50 pictures with text and magazine photos. (Short and long term rental, design and construction consulting.)

Interior Design-Chair Design. (Design Import International vs. various def.). Design Patent Infringement.
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4. Automotive
Automotive-Bypass oil filter [cars, truck, machinery] patent valuation.
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5.Beauty Products
Beauty Products-Shampoo. Eve Cosmetics. (Nexxus Products vs. Eve Cosmetics). Trademark Infringement, gray goods.
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6. Business Forms and Publications
Business Forms-consumer car purchasing agreements. Bob's Law Printing. (Reynolds and Reynolds, Law Printing Company vs. Bob's Law Printing). Copyright infringement, unfair competition. Insurance defense-advertising injury.

Publication-award-ribbons. "Drug Free" ribbons given to US school children. Flash Gordon Ribbons. (National Family Partnership vs. Flash Gordon Ribbons). Copyright infringment, unfair competition, trademark infringment.
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7. Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
Chemical Process. Method for reducing cost on production of commoditiy chemical. (USC/Occidental Chemical Corporation). Market research, patent licensing.
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8. Construction Products and Services
Faucets-kitchen and bath, residential and commercial. Laloo (Price Pfister vs. Laloo et.al). Trademark infringement, design patent infingement, unfair competition, plug mold statues, market research, damage phase investigation. Insurance defense issues under advertising injury.

Faucets-upscale bath, residential. Harden. (American Standard vs. Harden). Trademark infringement, design patent infringement, unfair competiton, market research. Insurance defense issues under advertising injury. Blocks and Pavers - True Cast Concrete. Patent searching, licensing, and strategy.

Custom Home Consulting--Custom Post Modern Home - upscale technology based nearly 7500 square foot home. Building product research, coordination with 150 plus specialty vendors, 50 plus specialty subs on design and construction of project featured in Audio Video Interiors, July, 1996. Construction defects and course of construction insurance issues (wind driven rain). (See, www.filminlandempire.com go to Location Library, then residential, then either mansion or house, Rosenthal House (lead home on film commision site with 9 photo picture gallery.) For specific additional services go  to  www.modernhome1.com  .  Photos and text may be clicked to enlarge for easier viewing. 

Custom Home Consulting--Custom French Mediterranean. Home (R & R L.). Although the couple of this million dollar plus custom home (4500 plus square feet) had employed an architect, contractor, and interior designer, consultations were done during the planning and construction (one year) relating to energy management (window coating and Heat/Air efficiency), Home theatre, security, 2nd opinion on extras, lighting, upgrade on lumber and plumbing, and other construction systems.

Pipe repair systems (Spray inside pipe  system to prevent pipe removal). Patent Valuation study. Deposition.

 

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9. Consumer Electronics
Landscape product-Drip irrigation. Drip-in (Lego vs. Drip-in).
Patent Infringment

Landscape Lighting - Worked with Sheppard Mullin on behalf of Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Brinkmann regarding patent infringment defense on solar powered LED based landscape lighting. Report which took 6 month to research, played role in summary judgement and non-infringement. Currently appealed to CAFC.

Parker House: Patent strategy regarding expandable entertainment furniture systems.

Custom Home Electronics. Research, consultation, and design of innovative home theatre, security, lighting, home automation and energy systems for several custom homes. Ametron.

Igloo Corporation (Texas): Consultations on TE (thermo-electric) products involved in arbitration regarding technology transfer agreements.

Hitch-Cam - Patent strategies and application work regarding rear view cameras for large SUVs.

Memory Modules--Trademark Valuation and expert study

Toy Indoor Helicopters. Retained by Silverlitt, large HK toy manufacturer, SpinMaster, large toy distributor, and Greenberg Traurig, 7 th largest US law firm, regarding design patent infringement matter. Work in Verona , Italy , Ankara , Turkey , and Santa Monica , CA . Report  cited in judge's decision for client. (See CV.)

Cashklick. Start Up company, offices in Silicon Valley, North Carolina, and Paris,  ; Novel and custom powerful consumer engagement tools--financial and marketing apps. Raised 7 figure venture and angel investor funding. First market test products 2014. VP of IP, and on Board of Directors.



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10. Medical Products
Orthopedic Surgery -- Arthoscopic Irrigation fluid for electo- surgery. Market Research and patent license (USC/Baxter Travenol.)

Opthalmology--Improved method for testing for senile macular degeneration and brightness sense. Market research and patent license (USC/Stereo-Optical, Revlon).

Dermatology and Biochemistry- Novel Topical Antifungal. (USC/Tillots). Market research and Patent license. 2014-- Novel skin cream (skin care composition which can stimulate the in vivo synthesis of collagen and proteoglycans--improving the appearance of skin by increasing elasticity and fullness--significant improvement in 30 days, controlled clinical studies), exclusive licensing agent (US Patent 7598291)--

Neurology-Method of Treating ALS (Lou Gerhig's Disease) with TRH. (USC/Abbot Labs.). Market research and patent license.

Medical Device - Apparatus and Method for disposing of medical blades. Devon Industries (Devon vs. var. def.). Market

Research and patent infringement.
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11. Oceanography
Oceanography and Geophysics pesearch, heat flow modeling, experimentation, and measurment at mid-atlantic ridge, (MIT/Woods Hold Oceanographic Institute/ Marine Biological Labs).

Powered Kayaks: Patent infringement and damage analysis study on water powered kayaks in Oregon.
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12. Optical Sciences
Strobe Bulbs and Lighting- R & D at EG&G, Salem, Massachusetts, Electro-Optics Division.

Security Optics-fresnel lenses on motion detector apparatus. Lights of America (LOA)-(Leviton vs. LOA). Market research, acquisition of several technical experts, patent infringemnt.

Grocery store refrigeration lighting-Anthony Manufacturing, pre-patent infringement "design around" study.

High End Night Club and Concert Lighting-Varilite (Varilite vs. various def.). Breach of contract, date of invention, patent issues lawsuit.

Novel Reading Light- 3 year plus consulting on patent strategy, industrial design strategy, market strategy, and issues related to manufacturing, other intellectual property, technical aspects, and financing of project of innovative consumer reading light developed by entrepreneur.
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13. Special Effects and Entertainment
Special Effect - Dimension 8 Magic Water Display at Tokyo Disneyland (1987 and contnued for over 15 years). Design, patented, built, and licensed.

Worked with magician David Copperfield on the design of his grand lear jet dissappearance effect for national television.

Special Effect-Magic Beverage Dispenser-2 units at Las Vegas Hilton, Quarks Bar at Star Strek Experience--for over 5 years. Design assistance and patent license. (Hilton, Paramount, Landmark Entertainment, H.Studios, Technifex.)

Special Effect. Dimension 9, levitating waters, licensed patent and trade secret technology. Unit at Hong Kong Museum of Science. Nearly 50 streams, 8 foot droplet streams, computer controlled. Recently D10 installed in 5 star hotel Romeo in Naples, Italy, 20 feet long, 100 magical droplet streams, 4 feet high, and D10c, patent pending consumer version licensed worldwide for market introduction in 2014.

Close-Up Magic Effect-"Splat". Design and Market with magician John Kennedy.

Special Effects for Movie-Tron, A Disney Release with Informational International. Consultations.

3-D disposable glasses-design, manufacture (1 million plus) for TV viewing with Astralvision.

Acting Classes. Trademark infringement market research for TVI and Kleinberg and Lerner regarding the term ´┐ŻActors Boot Camp.´┐Ż  Deposition and trial testimony 2010 in court of Judge Stern in LA Superior Court.

CULD (Close Up Levitating Device). Patent pending device with 3D lenticular or other for levitating objects weighing up to 16 ounces. Email for a video clip.

Self Propelled Ladder. Patent pending self propelled ladder licensed to Allstar Marketing. www.buymovingmax.com

Ultimate Blackjack Tour (UBT, www.playUBT.com ). Retained by UBT and Greenberg Traurig, 7 th largest US law firm (www.gtlaw.com), regarding patent infringement and preliminary injunction issue in internet gaming patent. Quoted by Federal Court Judge Judge Zimmerman (see CV) on obtaining favorable ruling for client.


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14. Trade Show Displays
Portable Exhibits. Portable Exhibit Facotry (PEF). (Nomadics vs. PEF). Patent infringement, market research, unfair competition, acquisition of experts, assistance with infringment, damage phase of trial, and appeal to CAFC.
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