SELECTED PAST ASSIGNMENTS IN INDUSTRIES AND PRODUCT LINES
Apparel and Shoe Products
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.
Architecture and Interior Design
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.)
Design-Chair Design. (Design Import International vs. various def.). Design
Business Forms and Publications
"Drug Free" ribbons given to US school children. Flash Gordon
Ribbons. (National Family Partnership vs. Flash Gordon Ribbons). Copyright
infringment, unfair competition, trademark infringment.
Construction Products and Services
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.
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.
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.
- Patent strategies and application work regarding rear view cameras for
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
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
and patent infringement.
Kayaks: Patent infringement and damage analysis study on water powered
kayaks in Oregon.
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.
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.
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 �Actors Boot Camp.� Deposition
and trial testimony 2010 in court of Judge Stern in LA Superior
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.
Trade Show Displays