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Dr. Oded Gottesman

Dr. Oded Gottesman

26666 Birch Hill Way
Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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Expert Witness
Dr. Oded Gottesman, CTO of Compandent Inc., technology IP expert witness in such areas as telecommunications, cellular phone, and signal processing, provides expert witness services, prior art search, and related consulting for patent infringement, trade secret disputes, and related matters. Dr. Gottesman has more than 17 years of experience as an expert witness, deposed 14 times. testified 4 times in Jury trial and 2 times in ITC trial, worked on IPR and Ex Parte Reexamination petitions, and wrote numerous reports.

Among his areas of expertise are DSP, telecommunications, cellular networks (3GPP, 3GPP2, GSM, 4G, GSM, CDMA, TDMA, etc.), packetized networks, VoIP, streaming systems, real-time systems, timing and synchronization in cellular and other networks, location and position systems (UTDOA, GPS, A-GPS, AOA, etc.), source coding, channel coding, error control coding, algorithms, speech coding (CELP, ACELP, MELP, G.729D, AMR, AMR-WB), audio compression (MPEG MP3, AAC), video compression, signal compression, algorithms, software, hardware, embedded systems, smartphones, portable devices, client-server, web applications, and mobile applications, user interface, human interface, and databases.

Services

Patent Related Consulting
Prior Art Search
Source Code Review
Hardware Examination
Expert Report
Deposition
Testimony in Federal Court
Testimony in ITC Court
Inter Parte Review (IPR) petition reports
Ex Parte Review petition reports

Among Dr. Gottesman’s areas of expertise are:

Digital Signal Processing (DSP),
telecommunications,
cellular networks (GSM, CDMA, TDMA, 3GPP, 3GPP2, GSM, 4G),
telephony, echo cancellation, noise cancellation, SLIC,
wireless networks,
packetized networks,
VoIP, SIP, softphone,
smartphones, tablet devices,
streaming systems,(voice streaming, video, multimedia)
real-time systems,
timing and synchronization in cellular and other networks,
location and position systems (UTDOA, GPS, A-GPS, AOA, etc.),
transcoding between links and networks having multiple timing sources and data rates,
source coding,
channel coding,
error control coding,
algorithms,
speech and audio processing,
signal compression including speech coding, voice compression, music / audio coding, audio compression, , video compression and video coding, codecs, vocoders, MP3, AAC, AMR, CELP, ACELP, G.729D, MELP, etc.,
ITU-T standards including G711, G721, G722. G723, G726, G727, G728, G729, etc..
software,
hardware,
computer interfaces, USB, Firewire IEEE 1394, Ethernet, WiFi, RS-232, physical layer, logical layers,
abstraction layers,
implementation,
Client-Server systems,
Parallel computing, Distributed computing,
Mobile applications (Android and iOS),
IBM PC (under Windows 8, Windows 7, Win XP, Win 2000, Win NT, Win 3.1, DOS and Linux), SUN (under Unix/Solaris), Android, and Macintosh OS,
Computer programming including C, C++, Objective C, PASCAL, FORTRAN, Matlab, Assembly. Xcode, ARM,
Computer networking,
Programming of Database applications,
Programming of Internet protocols, sockets, TCP-IP, RTP, RTCP, etc.,
Programming of distributed systems, and embedded systems,
Programming Android application, and iOS (iPhone, iPad)
Website programming including HTML, XML, JAVA, CGI, etc.


Litigation Support Services

Dr. Oded Gottesman, CTO of Compandent Inc., provides expert witness services, prior art search, source code review, patent infringement, patent invalidity, ITC, Inter-Partes Review (IPR), Ex Parte Reexamination petitions, reports, declarations, trade secret disputes, and related matters.

Dr. Gottesman served as an expert witness in several cellular networks and smartphone/tablet device related cases, including network operation, protocols, layers, signal processing, user/human interface, and applications.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Computer Interface, Audio Compression, Audio Coding, Speech Compression, Speech Coding ,Voice Compression, Voice Coding, Video Compression, Video Coding, Streaming Voice, Streaming Audio, Streaming Video, Audio Communication, Speech Communication, Voice Communication, Video Communication

Profile

Dr. Oded Gottesman, CTO of Compandent Inc., technology IP expert witness in areas such as telecommunications, cellular phone, and signal processing, provides world-class expertise and experience in working with leading law firms, expert witness services, patent analysis, prior art search, source code review, hardware examination, patent infringement, patent invalidity, trade secret disputes, and related matters.

Among his areas of expertise are telecommunications, cellular networks (3GPP, 3GPP2, GSM, 4G, GSM, CDMA, TDMA, etc.), DSP, Speech and audio compression standards (codecs) (MPEG MP3, MPEG AAC, MPEG HE-AAC, MPEG, 3GPP aacPlus, Enhanced aacPlus, AMR, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+; EVS, ETSI GSM, CELP, MELP ITU-T, etc.), video codecs, computers software and hardware, packetized networks, VoIP, streaming systems, real-time systems, timing and synchronization in cellular and other networks, location and position systems (UTDOA, GPS, A-GPS, AOA, etc.), transcoding between links and networks having multiple timing sources and data rates, source coding, channel coding, error control coding, algorithms, speech audio and video processing, signal compression, algorithms, software, hardware and implementation, embedded systems, smartphones, portable devices, client-server, web applications, and mobile applications.

Dr. Gottesman served as an expert witness in several cellular networks and smartphone/tablet device related cases, including network operation, protocols, layers, signal processing, codec, user/human interface, and applications.

Dr. Gottesman has more than 17 years of experience as an expert witness, deposed 14 times. testified 4 times in Jury trial and 2 times in ITC trial, worked on Inter-Partes Review (IPR) and Ex Parte Reexamination petitions and wrote numerous reports. He has acted as an expert in about 30 matters, including:

As an expert in Petition for IPR Cases (Inter Partes Review)
As an expert in Petition for XPR Cases (Ex Parte Reexamination)
As an expert in Petition for ITC Cases (International Trade Commission)
As an expert on patent non-infringement for defense
As an expert on patent infringement for plaintiff
As an expert on patent invalidity for defense
As an expert on patent invalidity rebuttal for plaintiff
As an expert on copyright matter for defense
As an expert on hardware design liability for defense

In the course of this work, Dr. Gottesman has

Been deposed 14 times
Testified 4 times in a jury trial
Testified 2 times in an ITC trial
Reviewed and analyzed computer source code to identify segments indicating possible infringement or non-infringement
Examined and analyzed computer hardware and architecture to identify possible infringement
Written numerous expert reports including:

Infringement for plaintiff in US District Court cases.
Non-infringement or defense in US District Court cases.
Invalidity rebuttal for plaintiff in US District Court cases.
Invalidity rebuttal for plaintiff in Petition for XPR Cases (Ex Parte Reexamination)
Invalidity rebuttal for plaintiff in Petition for IPR Cases (Inter Partes Review)
Invalidity rebuttal for plaintiff in ITC Cases (International Trade Commission)
Infringement for plaintiff in ITC Cases (International Trade Commission)
Non-infringement for defense in ITC Cases (International Trade Commission)

Dr. Gottesman served as an expert witness & consultant for law firms and clients including:

Alston & Bird,
AZA Law,
BakerHostetler
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP,
Comcast,
Cooley Godward Kronish,
Cummins,
Dechert,
Echelon,
Fenwick & West,
Fish & Richardson,
Google,
Hill Kertscher & Wharton,
Kirkland & Ellis,
Sidley Austin,
Weir & Partners,
Woodcock & Washburn,
MagicJack,
Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC,
Microsoft,
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Nokia,
Russ August & Kabat,
Parts Geek,
Samsung,
Saint Lawrence Communications,
Toshiba,
TruePosition,
Vinson & Elkins LLP,
Wiav, and
Williams & Connolly LLP.

Consulting Practice

All States and Internationally

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Professional Experience

For the past 17 years, Dr. Gottesman has served as an expert witness in several cellular networks and smartphone/tablet device related cases, including network operation, protocols, layers, signal processing, user/human interface, and applications.

He owns international patents in the area of speech coding, and transmission over degraded channels such as cellular networks and packetized networks.

Researcher in AT&T Bell Labs. Murray Hills, NJ.

Research and development projects for the National Security Agency (NSA) and NATO.

Contributed to the United States Department of Defense voice compression standard MIL-STD-3005, and NATO standard STANAG-4591

Technology Expert for Patent Infringement, September 2001 – Present
Title: Technology Expert for Patent Infringement
Providing world-class expertise and experience in working with leading law firms, providing expert witness services, prior art searching, and related consulting for patent infringement, trade secret disputes, and related matters. Among areas of expertise are DSP, telecommunications, cellular networks (3GPP, 3GPP2, GSM, 4G), packetized networks, VoIP, streaming systems, real-time systems, timing and synchronization in cellular and other networks, location and position systems (UTDOA, GPS, etc.), transcoding between links and networks having multiple timing sources and data rates, source coding, channel coding, error control coding, algorithms, speech and audio processing, signal compression, algorithms, software, hardware and implementation. Served as expert witness in several cellular networks and smartphone/tablet device related cases, including network operation, protocols, layers, signal processing, user/human interface, and applications.

Served as expert witness & consultant for law firms and clients including:

Alston & Bird,
Cooley Godward Kronish,
Cummins, Dechert,
Echelon,
Fenwick & West,
Fish & Richardson,
Hill Kertscher & Wharton,
Kirkland & Ellis,
Sidley Austin,
Weir & Partners,
Woodcock & Washburn,
MagicJack,
Microsoft,
Nokia,
Parts Geek,
Samsung,
TruePosition,
Vinson & Elkins LLP, and
Wiav.

Compandent Inc., Santa Barbara, and Los Altos Hills CA, February 2001 – Present
Title: President & CTO
Starting and running a small startup company developing for outsourcing of DSP R&D and implementation, and licensing intellectual property. Developing technologies for various communication networks, including a cellular network, satellite network, telephone networks, packetized networks, and military networks. R&D and implementations of technologies related to streaming-media systems. DSP contracts for SignalCom (Microsoft company) and the Department of Defense (DoD, DARPA, NATO). DSP hardware and software. R&D and implementation DSP projects – low-rate speech coder, noise cancellation, and communication for wireless applications and streaming media applications for environments that include various timing synchronizations, error control coding (such as FEC), modem (various modulations), etc.. Voice communication product development for cellular networks, wireless networks, packetized networks, VoIP, satellite communication, military and security radio devices, etc.. Exploring advanced robust positioning methods that combined methods such as GPS and cellular network signals. Developing proprietary timing and synchronization solution for links and systems with multiple data timings. Development and implementation of adaptive algorithms, networking protocols, multi-tasking, embedded systems, timing and synchronization, etc. Inventor of a patent for transmission of signals over a degraded channel such as cellular network, and packetized network.

The company developed, manages the production, and sells a line of proprietary electronic boards and standalone devices, or can be embedded in other devices or systems having different timing sources, in synchronous and asynchronous links. Developed many proprietary algorithms and solutions, serving clients all over the world. R&D projects implementations and contributions to the US DoD & NATO MELPe secure voice standard.

DSP Communications, Israel, January 1994 – September 1995
Title: Speech Coding Group Leader
DSPC is a cellular technologies manufacturer of cellular phone chipset that includes the cellular network interface and the voice compression. Researching and developing a proprietary multi-rate speech coder at 4-8 kbps. The project included C simulations for floating-point and fixed-point arithmetic as well as Vector-Quantizer (VQ) design for each rate and research of various LSP quantizers. Leading the development and implementation of PDC’s PSI-CELP and VSELP standards on the company’s chipset (masked on TI’s TMS320c54x). Developing a noise-canceller for a digital-cellular phone. The PDC chipset has become the flagship of the company. Oded’s contribution was the key in turning DSP Communications, from a poor company in 1994, into a very successful one, leading to a $1.6 billion acquisition by Intel.

Optibase – VCON, Israel, April – December 1993
Title: Audio Group Manager
Optibase/VCON is a manufacturer of streaming media systems. Managing and leading DSP audio team in the implementation of DSP video-teleconferencing and streaming multi-media system that combined G.728, G.722, and AEC. Researching and developing a proprietary Acoustic-Echo-Canceller (AEC) for teleconferencing and multi-media applications. Implementation of digital-coding system which combined G.728, G.722 and AEC.
Company’s Co-Advisor for Technion IIT’s students project.
Co-advising Prof. David Malah‘s students at the Technion, Israel, who were engaged in a project of implementing the CELP+ algorithm, sponsored by Optibase.

AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, January – September 1992
Title: DSP Consultant
Writing the M.Sc.’s degree thesis in the Signal Processing Research Department in the area of LD-CELP wideband speech coding at 32 kbps. The project included research, design, development and implementation of the coder on AT&T SURFboard using two AT&T WE DSP32C DSPs in a parallel processing manner.

Vibration Specialty Corporation: Philadelphia, PA, January 1991 – August 1995
Title: DSP Consultant
Development and implementation of the real-time DSP software for the SpectraViB, a 4-channel spectrum analyzer and data collector.

Efrat – Comverse Technology, Israel,; October 1989 – September 1990
Title: DSP Engineer of Trilogue voice mail system.
Comverse’s Trilogue message management systems have DSP boards that interface between the upper-level software and the telephony boards. The real-time DSP software includes various DSP algorithms, as well as the control for the telephony board, and a speech recognition module.
Function: Designed and implemented Digital Signal Processing algorithms using the Texas-Instruments TMS320c25 and the NEC µPD77p25 processors. The DSP software included speech coding, tones detections in presence of voice and noise, tones generation, ring detection, FAX communications, etc. The software handled several channels simultaneously.
Managed the hardware-software integration cooperating with the hardware engineers and the upper software’s programmers.
Developed IBM PC software using C, PASCAL and Assembly. All algorithms were developed simulated and optimized using original IBM PC software. Also, wrote design and analysis utilities for the service staff.
Analysis and synthesis using professional DSP and mathematical software such as Xwaves+, MatLab, Hyper Signal, ILS, and DFDP.

Optisk Laboratorium: Copenhagen, Denmark, July – September 1988
Title: Summer Associate
Optisk Laboratorium manufactures optical filters. This process is done using a big and noisy evaporation chamber. It is operated using a highly noisy output curve, which reflects the optical filter’s layers. In order to control this process automatically, Oded built some hardware and wrote software for filtering and predicting the curve. The estimated curve was used for switching the control of the evaporation process.

Engineering College: Beer-Sheva, Israel, May – June 1988
Title: Instructor

Computers
• IBM PC (under Windows 7, Win XP, Win 2000, Win NT, Win 3.1, DOS and Linux), SUN (under Unix/Solaris), Android, and Macintosh OS, iOS,
• Programming: C++, C, PASCAL, FORTRAN, various DSP Assembly codes,
• PC system manager of the Signal Compression Laboratory in UCSB.
• Computer networking,
• Programming of Data-Base applications,
• Programming of Internet protocols, sockets, TCP-IP, etc.,
• Programming of distributed systems, and embedded systems,
• Programming Android application, and iOS (iPhone, iPad)
• Web site programming including HTML, XML, JAVA, CGI, etc..


Legal Experience & Services

Dr. Gottesman has more than 17 years of experience as an expert witness. He has acted as an expert in about 30 matters. In the course of this work, Dr. Gottesman has

Been deposed 14 times
Testified 4 times in a jury trial
Testified 2 times in an ITC trial
Reviewed and analyzed computer source code to identify segments indicating possible infringement or noninfringement
Examined and analyzed computer hardware and architecture to identify possible infringement
Written numerous expert reports.

Testimony

2003 AT&T Corp. v. Microsoft Corp., 01-CV-4872 (WHP) (2001) (on behalf of Microsoft), testifying expert (deposed).

2006-2010 TruePosition Inc.: TruePosition Inc. v. Andrew LLC, 05-cv-747-SLR (D. Del.), testifying expert (deposed, testified at trial).

2009 Landmark Media Enterprises: ShopNTown, LLC v. Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC, 2:08-cv-564 (E.D. Va.), testifying expert (deposed).

2010-2011 Nokia Corp.: Apple Inc. v. Nokia Corp., In the Matter of Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices and Related Software, Investigation No. 337-TA-710 (ITC), testifying expert (deposed, testified at ITC trial).

2010-2011 Triangle Software, LLC: Triangle Software, LLC v. Garmin Int’l, Inc., 10-cv-1457 (E.D. Va.), testifying expert (deposed, testified at trial).

2010-2011 eTool Development, Inc.: eTool Development, Inc. v. National Semiconductor Corp., 2:08-cv-196 (E.D. Tex.), consulting expert (deposed).

2011-2012 Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft v. Barnes & Noble, In the Matter of Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices, Related Software, and Components Thereof, Investigation No. 337-TA-769 (ITC), testifying expert (deposed, testified at ITC trial).

2012-2013 Mosaid Technologies Inc. vs. Sony Ericsson Mobile Comm. (USA), Inc. and HTC America, Inc., C.A. No.: 11-598-SLR, testifying expert (deposed).

2013-2014 TruePosition, Inc. v. Polaris Wireless, Inc., Civ. Action No. 1:12-cv-00646 (D. Del.); Polaris Wireless, Inc. v. TruePosition, Inc., Case No. IPR2013-00323 (PTAB), testifying expert (deposed).


Affiliations

Dr. Gottesman is an IEEE Senior Member - Signal Processing Society, and Communications Society
He is also the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Compandent Inc.
He pursued PhD research, Post Doctoral research, and taught at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB).


Qualifications

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Over 25 years of experience in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Software Development
17 years of experience as Expert Witness including testimony, expert reports, software and hardware reviews, declarations, reports, jury trials, ITC trials, Inter-Partes Review (IPR) and, Ex Parte Reexamination petitions.

Among his areas of expertise are DSP, telecommunications, cellular networks (3GPP, 3GPP2, GSM, 4G, GSM, CDMA, TDMA, etc.), packetized networks, VoIP, streaming systems, real-time systems, timing and synchronization in cellular and other networks, location and position systems (UTDOA, GPS, A-GPS, AOA, etc.), transcoding between links and networks having multiple timing sources and data rates, source coding, channel coding, error control coding, algorithms, speech audio and video processing, signal compression, algorithms, software, hardware and implementation, embedded systems, smartphones, portable devices, client-server, & web applications.


Awards & Honors

IEEE Senior Member - Signal Processing Society, and Communications Society

Ericsson-Nokia Best Paper Award for the paper: “Enhanced Waveform Interpolative Coding at 4 kbps” by Oded Gottesman and Allen Gersho, IEEE Workshop on Speech Coding, Finland, 1999

Drexel University: Cum Laude for M.Sc.E.E. study, June 1992

The Knesset (The Israeli Parliament) -The Education and Culture Committee: Honor for B.Sc.E.E. study, 1988

Ben-Gurion University: Cum Laude for B.Sc.E.E. study, June 1988

Ben-Gurion University: Dean’s List: 1987-8, 1986-7 and 1985-6


Publications

[1] O. Gottesman and A. Gersho, “Enhanced Waveform Interpolative Coding at Low Bit Rate,” in IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, vol. 9, November 2001, pp. 786-798.

[2] O. Gottesman and A. Gersho, “Enhancing Waveform Interpolative Coding with Weighted REW Parametric Quantization,” in IEEE Workshop on Speech Coding Proceedings, pp. 50-52, September 2000, Wisconsin, USA.

[3] O. Gottesman and A. Gersho, “High-Quality Enhanced Waveform Interpolative Coding at 2.8 kbps,” in Proc. IEEE ICASSP’2000, vol. III, pp. 1363-1366, June 5-9, 2000, Istanbul, Turkey.

[4] O. Gottesman and A. Gersho, “Enhanced Analysis-by-Synthesis Waveform Interpolative Coding at 4 kbps,” EUROSPEECH’99, pp. 1443-1446, 1999, Hungary.

[5] O. Gottesman and A. Gersho, “Enhanced Waveform Interpolative Coding at 4 kbps,” IEEE Workshop on Speech Coding Proceedings, pp. 90-92, 1999, Finland.

[6] O. Gottesman, “Dispersion Phase Vector Quantization For Enhancement of Waveform Interpolative Coder,” IEEE ICASSP’99, vol. 1, pp. 269-272, 1999.

[7] O. Gottesman and Y. Shoham, “Real-Time Implementation of High Quality 32 kbps Wideband Speech LD-CELP Coder,” EUROSPEECH’93, 1993.

[8] O. Gottesman and Y. Shoham, “Real-Time Implementation of High-Quality Wideband-Audio LD-CELP Coder at 32 kbps Using Two-DSP Hardware,” ICSPAT’93, Newton, MA, USA: DSP Associates, pp.1379-82 vol.2, 1993.

[9] Oded Gottesman, “Enhanced Waveform Interpolative Coder,” European Patent Application Serial No. 99962962.9, 2001.

[10] Oded Gottesman and Allen Gersho, “REW parametric vector quantization, and dual-predictive SEW vector quantization for waveform interpolative coding,” U.S. Patent Application No. 09/811.187, March 16, 2001.

[11] Oded Gottesman, “Redundant compression of techniques for transmitting data over degraded communication links and/or storing data on media subject to degradation,” U.S. Patent Serial No. 6,614,370, September 2, 2003.


Professional References

Upon Request


Education

Post-Doctoral Research – University of California at Santa Barbara, ECE Department
UCSB ECE Dept., Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Ph.D.: Fall 2000 – Fall 2001
Researching in the area of Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Ph.D. – University of California at Santa Barbara, ECE Department
UCSB ECE Dept., Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Ph.D.: Oct 1995 – Fall 2000
Graduate Student Researcher: Signal Compression Lab. supervised by Prof. Allen Gersho
Ph.D. Research: Analysis-by-Synthesis Waveform Interpolative Coding of Speech at Low Bit Rates
Teaching Assistant: Digital Communications, and Topics in Speech Coding
PC system manager of the Signal Compression Laboratory in UCSB

M.Sc.E.E. – Drexel University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
32nd and Chestnut Sts. Philadelphia, PA 19104
Master of Science: Oct 1992; Cum Laude
GPA: 4.0
Teaching Assistant: Digital Signal Processing, Digital filters and Laboratory (included two recitations every week)
M.Sc. Thesis: “Low Delay CELP Wide Band Speech Coding at 32 kbps”.
The research was performed in AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill.

B.Sc.E.E. – Ben-Gurion University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
P.O.box 653 Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
Bachelor of Science: June 1988; Cum Laude
Electrical Engineer (DSP, Computers, Communications)
GPA: 3.6; Class Standing: Top 3%
Dean’s List: 1987-8, 1986-7 and 1985-6
B.Sc. Project: “A Speaker-Independent Speech Recognition System based on Dynamic Time Warping and HMM”





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