Richard G. Cooper, Ph.D.

Costa Mesa, California

Rich@EnglishLogicKernel.com

 

 

Expertise

 

§         Databases

§         Source Code Comparison

§         Abstraction, Filtration, Comparison

§         Communications

§         Internet/Web/e-Commerce

§         Client/Server, N-Tier Technology

§         Graphics/GUIs

§         Sensor Processing

§         EEG Analysis

§         GPS tracking

§         Pattern Recognition

§         Computer Linguistics

§         Content analysis

§         Patent Analysis and Licensing

§         Algorithm Development

§         Medical records database analysis

§         Software Architecture

§         Simulation

§         Reliability Engineering

§         Probabilistic and Statistical Analysis

§         Bayesian and Markov Analysis

§         Monte Carlo Simulation

§         Hidden Markov Models

§         Embedded systems

§         Point of Sale Systems

§         Geographic Information Systems

§         Distributed Computing

§         Systems Development

§         Industry Practices

§         Networking Protocols

§         Medical Devices

§         Patent Prosecution

§         Patent Litigation

§         Radar

§         Sonar

§         Control Systems

§         Ultrawideband

§         Fourier Analysis

 

 

Professional Summary

 

Dr. Cooper has over 30 years of experience in embedded system software and electrical engineering.  His background includes development of embedded systems, related patent prosecution and litigation, management of patent licensing projects, technical advisor for counsel, internet, web site and systems development, software product development, database management systems, software architecture, research and development, and system specification. 

 

Employment History

 

From:

2007

Self Employed

To:

Present

Position:

Expert Witness

 

 

  • Full time expert witness in software, internet, web, electronics, embedded, communications technologies

From:

2006

Heller Ehrman, LLP

To:

2007

Position:

Patent Specialist

 

 

  • Reviewed Bluetooth implementation in view of WRF patent;
  • Developed licensing project plan for contingency agreement;
  • Reviewed invalidity contentions;
  • Expressed expert opinion on quality of opponent’s case;
  • Developed provisional patent application;
  • Reviewed client’s production materials for relevance.
  • Assessed prospective client’s patent portfolio for contingency licensing;
  • Worked with shareholders to structure licensing of major patent portfolio
  • Developed financial profile based on potential infringers;
  • Worked with litigation and marketing to project IP licensing financials.

From:

2005

MetaSemantics Corporation

To:

2006

 

 

Position:

Patent Technical Advisor at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker, LLP

 

 

  • Analysis of technical content in patents and in patent applications;
  • support of prosecution of patent applications;
  • support for patent infringement litigation and infringement defense law suits;
  • provided technical opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of patents relating to software technologies, electronics technologies, business method and medical technologies;
  • development of prior art materials relating to patent suits;
  • assessment of patent portfolios;
  • developing responses to Office Actions from patent examiners;
  • analysis of technical documents to support discovery;
  • definition of requirements for motion to compel opposing counsel to provide materials for discovery;
  • development of patent applications for clients;
  • construction of claim language based on technical concept papers and other materials provided by inventors;
  • development of claim charts to support litigation relating to patent infringement;
  • development of tutorial materials to introduce technical concepts to legal counsel;
  • analysis of software source code to detect patent infringement;
  • development of proof of infringement for presentation in court and to attorneys. 

 

 

2004-2005:  President & Chief Technology Officer

 

 

  • Developed embedded medical records text mining software using WordNet database, class lattices, and semantic relationships;
  • developed business plan and technical proposal for text mining technology development project;
  • refined radar processing software for recognition of 3D shapes;
  • developed embedded software able to recognize the collar (joint) of underground pipeline infrastructure in a natural gas distribution system;
  • software engineering for loan origination system enhancement for an Eastern Software Empower installation;
  • development of an embedded web client application that tests a web server for security and visibility of retrieved documents.

 

From:

2001

ValuTech, Inc.

To:

2004

 

 

Position:

Chief Scientist

 

 

  • developed graphic display with zoom and pan;
  • development of web services using Client/Server, SQL Server 2000, Windows 2000, and HTTP and TCP components;
  • presented demonstrations and project plans to prospects and customers;
  • instrumented software to collect functional history and measure performance;
  • analyzed object structure within operational data;
  • analyzed time series data to predict future financial behavior on the part of customers;
  • developed data analysis tools for calculating system state information;
  • developed analytical techniques and adaptive learning methods to maximize operational benefits and to minimize operational costs;
  • trained programming staff in object-oriented analysis and design;
  • development of databased web services;
  • mentored staff, and taught them good software design principles and practices. 

 

From:

1992

EfficacyFX.com

To:

2000

 

 

Position:

President & Chief Technology Officer

 

 

  • Developed sensor processing software to support commercial low-cost utility radars;
  • applied pattern recognition techniques to detect specific target shapes;
  • implemented and tested a prototype ultrawideband radar sensor as a candidate for deployment;
  • constructed imagery software to build a 3D image from sensor inputs while scanning the ground over natural gas pipeline infrastructure;
  • developed anechoic radar range for ultrawideband (UWB) radar sensor and populated it with natural gas pipe and collar materials;
  • identified signal patterns that could discriminate between normal pipe and the collars at joints between pipes;
  • built a database of time series signals and Fourier spectra for test cases;
  • demonstrated feasibility of identifying the collars on pipeline infrastructure.
  • Defined and developed turnkey software products for hospital scheduling, staff development, medical records and vertical manufacturing industries;
  • Interviewed customer staff to define systems;
  • developed the software to meet customer expectations.

 

From:

1991

Casa Del Sol

To:

1994

 

 

Position:

Owner

 

 

  • Developed embedded point of sale software for use in retail environment;
  • instrumented control and timing of operational activities;
  • analyzed purchasing of activities and products;
  • implemented credit checking software;
  • developed reports for calculating the value of customers, the efficiency of employees, and the performance profile of activities.

 

From:

1980

Hughes Aircraft Company

To:

1992

 

 

Position:

Senior Systems Engineer for Software R&D

 

 

  • Managed a team of six software engineers developing software technologies for Hughes’ products;
  • developed reusable radar sensor processing and display application;
  • applied knowledge based and rule based technologies, including measurement and diagnosis of systems and networks;
  • used Bayesian and Markov models to predict static and dynamic performance loads and to identify potential systems problems. 
  • planned and defined distributed database information systems;
  • developed resource management, graphic information display, radar systems, command and control information systems.
  • Development of technology projects for feasibility demonstrations;
  • conduct of R&D projects as principal investigator;
  • formulated project plans for determining feasibility of risky portions of large projects.
  • Planned software development tasks for large and small projects;
  • developed new business proposals and technical approach;
  • organized technical task plans for proposals and R&D projects;

 

From:

1976

Washington University

To:

1980

Saint Louis, MO

 

Position:

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

 

 

Taught undergraduate and graduate classes, monitored thesis and dissertations for graduate students, and directed the Computer Engineering Laboratory for graduate and funded research projects.  In the summers, operated Cooper Computing Company, a consulting company with close ties to the local IBM General Systems Division to provide consulting services in the Saint Louis area. 

 


From:

1968

National Security Agency

To:

1976

Fort Meade, MD

 

Position:

Senior Electrical Engineer

 

 

At Fort Meade, was assigned to computer systems development projects for two years, and then was promoted to the research department after writing a scientific paper that was deemed important to the agency. 

 

Assigned to solve numerous problems related to high performance computing and cryptology for the remaining six years at NSA.  During the eight year period, was awarded a full time tuition paid scholarship from NSA to complete a Master’s degree.  Then continued education to complete requirements for the PhD in 1976.  An article based on the dissertation was published in the IEEE Transactions on Computers in September, 1977. 

 

Consulting History

From:

2006

Acacia Technologies Group

To:

2007

Newport Beach, California

 

Duties:

Analysis and opinions of database compaction patent for investment, licensing, and possible detection of infringement.

 

From:

2005

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP

To:

2006

San Diego, California

 

Duties:

Provided a wide array of technical analysis and opinions on intellectual property issues related to prosecution and litigation of patents, defense for infringement suits, analysis of patentability, analysis of software source code for infringement, document discovery, development of patent applications, replies of office actions, and many other tasks.

From:

1998

Consumer’s Gas

To:

2000

Toronto, Canada

 

Duties:

Development of ultrawideband (UWB) technology for identifying the collar joint of underground gas delivery infrastructure;

Developed anechoic UWB radar range to support data collection of positive and negative reflections;

Developed pattern recognition software for detection of collar joints;

Demonstrated efficacy of collar joint detection. 

 

From:

1997

Contract Resources

To:

2001

Cerritos, California

 

Duties:

Define requirements for manufacturing execution system;

Develop methods for instrumenting work and material flow;

Select equipment to implement capture of work flow and material flow;

Develop distributed client/server implementation system;

Develop analysis programs for calculating value of customers, profitability of products, and efficiency of employee labor.

 

Prosecution, Patentability, Licensing and Litigation Support Experience

 

Date:

2008

Emptoris Corporation

 

Case:

Project:

Emptoris v BIQ.   Analyze source code, trade secret documentation, copyright of software look and feel; write expert report; provide deposition

 

Status:

In process

 

Date:

2008

GTX Corporation

 

Case:

Project:

GTX v Kofax, Pegasus, Nuance, Lead Tech, Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Cannon.   Evaluate expert reports on document imaging; write expert report re patent invalidity & alleged prior art; provide deposition

 

Status:

In process

 

Date:

2007

California State Board of Equalization

 

Case:

Project:

PeoplePC v State Board of Equalization.   Methodically evaluate the percentage of compact disk (CD) storage used in mailers for advertising

 

Status:

In process

 

Date:

2007

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

 

Case:

Project:

Aeschbacher v California Pizza Kitchen. 

Identify process of changing point of sale software to meet requirements

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2007

Chatham Law Group

 

Case:

Project:

VIPRE Systems v NITV, LLC. 

Analyze software evidence re copying of source code for a stress analyzer

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2007

Payne & Fears, LLP

 

Case:

Project:

American Reprographics v Brazo, Inc. 

Analyze evidence re copying of source code for business IT system

 

Status:

In process

 

Date:

2007

Beckley, Singleton, CHTD

 

Case:

Project:

Watson v Eaton Electrical, Inc. 

Provided expert advice re variable frequency drives patent infringement 

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2007

Gordon, Rees, LLP

 

Case:

Project:

SG Services v God’s Girls, LLC 

Wrote expert report re findings on trade dress of two web sites 

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2007

Heller Ehrman, LLP

 

Case:

Project:

Asteres 

Developed patent application related to pharmacy vending machine 

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2007

Heller Ehrman, LLP

 

Case:

Project:

WRF v Apple  - represented Apple

Reviewed contentions alleging Bluetooth technology infringed. 

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2007

Neufeld Law Group

 

Case:

Project:

Epicore Software v Imagery Group  - represented Imagery Group

Was deposed in suit on use of manufacturing software and damages due to delayed implementation of software. 

 

Status:

Completed

  

Date:

2006

Heller Ehrman, LLP

 

Case:

Project:

Licensing project  - represented Heller Ehrman, LLP

Define strategic licensing approach for patent portfolio; estimate costs and payoffs for contingency agreement; structure attorney representation contract for contingency; present to shareholders for review. 

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2006

Heller Ehrman, LLP

 

Case:

Project:

Cellport v @Road  - represented @Road

Assist attorney in demonstrating that patent claim does not read on client’s wireless vehicle instrumentation system. 

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2006

Heller Ehrman, LLP

 

Case:

Project:

Appeligo

Developed provisional patent application relating to content analysis of video and audio documents.  

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2006

Heller Ehrman, LLP

 

Case:

Project:

Broadcomm v. Qualcomm  - represented Qualcomm

Analyzed invalidity contentions re wireless networking patent; reviewed client’s production of discovery documents for possible technical strengths and weaknesses. 

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2006

Julander, Brown and Bollard

 

Case:

Project:

Capton v Comcash  - represented Comcash

Analyzed invalidity contentions re wireless liquor bottle caps; Testify in arbitration of suit regarding software design equivalence and charges of reverse engineering. 

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2006

Acacia Technologies Group, re Patent

 

Project:

Analyzed patent for import and export of data among computers with varying architectures; advised on purchase value and potential for enforcing infringement cases. 

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2006

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP

 

Case:

MediaTek v. Sanyo  – representing MediaTek

 

Project:

Developed claim chart on strengths and weaknesses of plaintiff’s invalidity contentions related to AC-3 coder/decoder standards as prior art to issued patent

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2006

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP

 

Case:

XSLENT Corporation

 

Project:

Developed three patent applications, including claim language, specifications and abstracts, for distributed computing infrastructure architecture, computing networks, data modeling methods

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2006

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP

 

Case:

WebEx v. Raindance  – representing Raindance

 

Project:

Developed invalidity contentions claim chart for suite of nine patents;

Demonstrated diligent reduction to practice through software source code history in defense of patent

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2005

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP

 

Case:

Cendant v. Amazon  – representing Cendant

 

Project:

Patent infringement – electronic commerce;  Searched patent database for prior art to invalidate patent;  Developed three claim charts demonstrating prior art;  Briefed counsel on technical matters to assist in presenting case

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2005-2006

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP

 

Case:

Autobytel v. Dealix  – representing Autobytel

 

Project:

Patent infringement – electronic commerce;  demonstrated infringement through electronic discovery of source code functionality;  prepared questions for interrogatories to further develop discovery materials; supported motion to compel opposing counsel to prepare adequate software source code environment with observation programs; identified timing issues related to patent claims; performed discovery of timing specifications in database settings; nine months of active involvement in this case covered a wide variety of tasks related to patent litigation technology investigations

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2005

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP

 

Case:

Transitive, Ltd

 

Project:

Prepared response to office action for two patent prosecutions related to emulation and translation of object code images in multiple host environments

 

Status:

Completed

 

Date:

2005

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP

 

Case:

Persyst, Inc.

 

Project:

 

Status:

Wrote patent continuation application for EEG analysis invention, including specification, claims, abstract

Completed

 

Patents filed, prosecuted and issued

App Number

Date Filed

Title

11/337359

Jan 23, 2006

“Organizing structured and unstructured database columns using corpus analysis and context modeling to extract knowledge from linguistic phrases in the database”

Office Action

June 9, 2006

Developed reply to office action with amended claims and amended drawings supported by appropriate legal language

Office Action

Sept 13, 2006

Replied to office action with amended claims appropriate legal language to demonstrate that claims are novel – negotiated notice of allowance

US Patent 7,209,923

April 24, 2007

Patent issued by USPTO

 

 

Education

Year

College/University

Degree

1976

George Washington University

Ph.D., Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

1971

George Washington University

MS, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

1968

Georgia Institute of Technology

BS, Electrical Engineering