Dr. Ronald E. Pyle
High Tech Intellectual Property Consulting
13612 Country Lake Drive
Austin TX, 78732
I am looking to apply my experience and expertise in high-tech intellectual property (IP) law in a consulting and/or technical expert witness capacity.
BIO / Resume / CV:
Objective: I am looking to apply my experience and expertise in high-tech intellectual property law in a consulting and/or technical expert witness capacity. I have a wide scientific background ranging from signal processing to analysis of semiconductors, with 6 years in contract research and 22 years in the semiconductor industry. The last six years I was directly involved in intellectual property management, culminating in the position of Director of Motorolas Semiconductor Products Sector Intellectual Property Group, a position I held for over four years. Additionally, I am currently pursuing my E.J.D. degree which I started in January of 2001 with expected graduation at the end of 2003. Summary of qualifications: - Director of Intellectual Property (IP) including, IP generation, patent administration, patent preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio management, IP spin-off businesses, IP analysis, IP software tools, IP competitive intelligence, reverse engineering of semiconductor devices and systems, founder of reverse engineering laboratory in Kiev, Ukraine, infringement detection, proof preparation, and patent licensing to generate and grow royalty revenue. - Departmental Manager of multiple departments composed of Surface Analysis, Chemistry, Technology Assessment, and Failure Analysis Laboratories responsible for technician and professional personnel, appropriations, expenses, headcount, and budgets. - Materials characterization, microanalysis, and scanning probe techniques for VLSI/ULSI fabrication from raw silicon to packaging. - Competitor reverse engineering and construction analysis of integrated circuits. - Root cause failure analysis and assessment of silicon based integrated circuits. - Advanced reliability and technology assessment of critical silicon based processes including multilevel metallization, thin dielectrics, and transistor stability issues such as HCI and ESD phenomena. - Wafer processing and packaging problem solving. - Underwater acoustics, SONAR signal processing, digital signal processing, classification algorithms and techniques, spectral analysis. - Analog and digital electronics and design, RF design. - Acoustic emission monitoring, vibration monitoring, transfer function analysis, modal analysis of mechanical structures for incipient failure detection. - Precipitation kinetics of insoluble species in sulfur dioxide exhaust scrubbing processes. - Experimental solid state physics, materials science, materials characterization, ultra high vacuum technology, optical spectroscopy, cryogenics. Education: 1969 - B.S., Chemistry, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX. 1970 - M.A., Chemical Physics, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 1974 - Ph.D., Chemical Physics, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 2003 - E.J.D., Concord University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA. Professional experience: High Tech Intellectual Property Consultant and Expert Witness. Director, SPS Intellectual Property, Semiconductor Products Sector, Motorola, Austin, TX, 1998 2003. Department Manager, Intellectual Property Asset Management Department, SPS Intellectual Property, Semiconductor Products Sector, Motorola, Austin, TX, 1996 - 1998. Member of the Technical Staff and Department Manager, MOS Analytical Laboratories, Semiconductor Products Sector, Motorola, Austin, TX, 1987 - 1996. Principal Staff Scientist and Department Manager, MOS Analytical Laboratories, Semiconductor Products Sector, Motorola, Austin, TX, 1983 - 1987. Senior Staff Scientist and Department Manager, Surface Analysis Laboratories, Semiconductor Products Sector, Motorola, Austin, TX, 1981 - 1983. Senior Scientist, Analysis and Applied Research Division, Tracor, Inc., Austin, TX, 1978 - 1981. (Top Secret Government Clearance). Senior Scientist, Advanced Systems Division, Radian Corporation, Austin, TX, 1977 - 1978. Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Chemistry Division, Radian Corporation, Austin, TX, 1976 - 1977. Staff Scientist, Chemistry Division, Radian Corporation, Austin, TX, 1975 - 1976. Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1974 - 1975. Conference participation: - Member of the Organizing Committee for the International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA) for eight years. Nominated for Conference Chair twice. - Member of the Technical Program Committee for the International Reliability Physics Symposium for two years. Co-chair of the Failure Analysis Subcommittee. - Member of the High Technology Committee for the Licensing Executives Society. - Four Conferences chaired and numerous technical sessions chaired or co-chaired. Presentations and publications: - Author and co-author of thirty-seven professional journal articles. - Eighteen presentations at national and international scientific and technical meetings, and Licensing Executives Society meetings. - Six invited papers and tutorials. - Eight University Colloquium and Seminar presentations. - Three trade journal publications in the area of electronics design based on his own work. Patents: - A patent (#4,446,454) was issued in November, 1983 on an electronic system intended for home security protection designed and developed through his own work. Two other patents (#5,236,852 and #5,264,070) have been issued and assigned to Motorola, a third has been filed with the USPTO. Professional technical societies: - Licensing Executives Society - IEEE - Motorola Science Advisory Board Associate (SABA) Honorary societies: - Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Epsilon Phi Honor Society, Society of Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemical Honor Society. Honors: - B.S. Degree with High Honors; Deans List; Full Scholarship from Commercial Credit Corporation; Listed in Whos Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1968-1969; Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1971; Awarded a three-year National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Traineeship; Listed in Whos Who in the Southwest; Listed in Whos Who in the World. Security clearance: - Top Secret Government Clearance issued at Tracor, Inc.
Semiconductor Reverse Engineering And Licensing Semiconductor Process Technology Semiconductor Materials Analysis