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Alon Konchitsky, PhD

Alon Konchitsky, PhD

345 Seale Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94301

Phone(408) 480-3186

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Dr. Konchitsky, CEO of PatentHive™, experienced executive, technologist, educator and expert witness, currently consults on intellectual property matters in the areas of telecommunications, wireless, software and hardware. He holds over 40 granted patents or applications, and lectures frequently on issues at the intersection of technology and business in the wireless/mobile sector. Dr. Konchitsky has worked for several leading companies including: Intel, DSPC, Nokia, and IPvalue, and has founded: Noise Free Wireless™, ARSemi™ and Patent Hive™.

Services

Dr. Konchitsky provides expertise in the following:

• Telecommunications systems including all aspects of the value chain.
• Android and iOS mobile operating systems market/business trend lecturer, including all root competitors such as QNX, Symbian, Palm, Bada, Meego, Mobile Linux, Windows CE.
• Mobile phones and networks: LTE (4G), WCDMA – UMTS (3G), 3GPP HSDPA – HSUPA, Wimax (4G) LMDS OFDMA based, including MDM mobile device management
3GPP and 3GPP2 protocol stack MAC/RRC/RLC, smartphones, low power design, GUI
• Software technologies: voice applications, parallel computing, distributed computing, mobile applications, C, C++, Matlab, assembly, client server, remote desktop, voice streaming, media streaming
• Alliance: 3GPP HSPA/WLAN, Bluetooth, BTLE, UWB, 802.16 WiMax
• LBS: 3GPP GPS / 3GPP2 Assisted GPS (A-GPS), location based services, LBS tracking, GPS database
• Computer architecture: processor design, DSP, RISC/CISC, memory, hardware abstraction, virtualization, virtual machines including M2M machine to machine communications
• Mobile computing: 3GPP baseband processing, channel coding and modem, application processors, graphics processors, display and power management
• Music, voice and video coding and encoding, including MP3, MP2, VoIP, 3GPP AMR, 3GPP2 EVRC, WB


Litigation Support Services

Dr. Konchitsky provides expert witness and litigation support focused in the following areas:

• Patents analysis in wireless standards
• Portfolio analysis and licensing (both in patent pools and cellular 3GPP standards)
• Clarification of prior art in technical literature
• Validity analysis and obviousness
• Technology education in patent disputes and reexaminations
• Patent infringement cases
• Scientific and engineering aspects of prior art
• Prepare claim charts and invalidation reports
• Researches prior art in technical journals and academic dissertations
• Bridging scientific and legal domains
• Generates intellectual property for the high-tech industry
• Helps corporations build or increase IP portfolio.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

802.11 WLAN Systems, 3GPP LTE.

Profile

• Held senior engineering and business or product marketing positions at private and publicly traded companies, including Nokia, Intel and DSPC.
• Founded Noise Free Wireless, ARSemi, Patent Hive and managed large teams of engineering, marketing, sales, operations and innovations.
• Frequent lecturer on mobile technology standards and business trends.
• Consulted, wrote and directed mobile telecommunications industry reports for IDC, Frost & Sullivan, Credit Suisse, Oppenheimer and CIBC.
• Research affiliate at the Stanford University Electrical Engineering Department working on discrete time processing.
• Invited to mentor start up companies at StartX – Stanford University Incubator,
• Experienced executive manager of technologies deployed in the mobile marketplace.
• Experienced in IP due diligence, valuation and enforcement.
• Has held senior positions on the 3GPP LTE/WCDMA standard setting committee.
• Named inventor of approximately 40 granted US patents and additional 60 applications.

Consulting Practice

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Professional Experience

From: 2011 – Present
Org: Patent Hive™, California USA
Title: CEO
Summary: • Founded and Architected patent analytics and intelligence company
• Provided deep analysis and trending with software-as-a-service platform
• Managed artificial intelligence based solution to executives and decision makers
• Created very large scale data base of patents and patent analytics information

From: 2011 – Present
Org: Alonkon LLC DBA IP-Consult (formerly ARS.H. Corp. 2004-2010), California USA
Title: Managing Partner
Summary: • Mobile telecom expert consultant in major arbitrations and litigations
• Retained by Fortune-100 companies as well as private organizations;
• Provided expert reports for invalidity, validity, non-infringement
• Participated in judge education, depositions and trial testimony
• Provided market analysis, outlook and trends, analyzed patents, drafted claim charts, provided invalidity research, contributed to patent analysis, declaratory judgments, product comparisons and code review, including specifications.
• Participated in few Inter Partes Reviews

From: 2006 – 2011
Org: Noise Free Wireless, Inc., California USA
Title: CTO
Summary: • Wrote the business case, founded the company, raised several million dollars and managed large teams of engineers, and marketing, product and business development executives
• Constructed solutions mainly for cellular, mobile operating systems and voice over IP, such as LTE, WCDMA, GSM - noise cancellation, acoustic echo cancellation, voice activity detector, voice recognition, IVR.
• Started as the CEO the first couple years and the rest as CTO

From: 2004 – 2006
Org: IP Valuation, Inc., California USA
Title: Member of Technical Staff
Summary: Technologist and researcher for mobile technologies
• Practiced claim analysis, evidence for infringement, claim charts, invalidity, licensing, licensing valuations and patent analysis particularly for mobile telecommunications
• Conducted portfolio analysis and evaluated patents in standards (3GPP/ETZI) TDMA-WCDMA-LTE OFDMA

From: 2001 – 2004
Org: Nokia Mobile Phones & Radio Frequency, California USA
Summary: System Design Architect
• Produced system design specifications for mobile designs
• Collaborated on discrete time, high frequency processing research project for low power digital processing architecture with Stanford University Electrical Engineering Department

System Design and Integration Engineer
• Engaged in system design architecture and specifications for devices in both aGPS (e911) baseband modem (PHY/MAC/RRC/RLC), RF and software apps
• Integrated all aspects of mobile devices including memory management, battery management, software, WiFi, mechanics, graphics, GPS, voice, music, multi-media, printing, display and graphic user interface

From: 1997 – 2001
Organization Intel Corporation, Tel Aviv Ptk Israel
Title: Technical Marketing
Summary: Sr. Technical Marketing Manager
• Responsible for the mobile platform in Asia-Pacific region
• Managed all aspects of software, mechanics, battery, graphics, voice, GPS, interface, music, MP3, WMA, display, GUI
DSP Communication Inc., Tel Aviv Ptk Israel
Sr. DSP Mobile Communications Engineer
• Produced specifications and C code for low power design platforms
• Integrated all layers of the communication protocol stack software-hardware, including power management, charging, physical layer with upper layers, main processing unit, voice, music, MP3 codec, display and GUI
• Represented the company at the 3GPP GSM-WCDMA-UMTS standards committee
• One of the key inventors at DSPC which led to the acquisition by Intel for $1.6B in cash transaction

From: 1994 – 1997
Org: MerOla-Elisra LTD, Tel Aviv Bbk Israel
Title: DSP Engineer
Summary: • Coded real-time mobile kernel software and algorithms in C and Matlab
• Produced low power, optimized executable OS kernel level and integrated with calls routed - portable design including GPS tracking tests on moving maps (GIS)
• Coded and designed real-time operating system for the core processor and signal processing unit
• Worked with both OS or UNIX kernel level, coded in C and assembly languages supporting RISC, CISC, VLIW and Harvard architectures that powered on SoC level configured in battery backed RAM/FLASH environments
• Employed by Mer, on a project to Motorola and Elisra. Each company demanded Mer to transfer me as key inventor at Motorola and later at Elisra


Legal Experience & Services

Dr. Alon Konchitsky has vast testifying experience and has been a named testifying expert in a number of patent litigation cases. He has opined on various topics including telecommunications, wireless patents, wireless location services, storage devices, internet communications, industry standards, rules and regulations.

Litigation Experience

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Andrea Electronics, Corp. v. Toshiba Corp. et al.
Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-04492-KAM-GRB (E.D.N.Y.)
Testifying Expert

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Andrea Electronics, Corp. v. Toshiba Corp. et al.
Civil Action No. 2:15-cv-00211 (E.D.N.Y.)
Testifying Expert

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Andrea Electronics, Corp. v. Toshiba Corp. et al.
Investigation No. 337-TA-3055 (ITC)
Testifying Expert

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto LLP
Dataquill Ltd. v. ZTE
Civil Action No. 2:13-cv-00634 (E.D. Texas)
Testifying Expert

Alston & Bird LLP
Inter Digital v. Nokia
Investigation No. 337-TA-868 (ITC)
Civil Action No. 1:13-cv-00010 (D. Del.)
Patent Invalidity Expert Engagement

Banys LLP
Freeny v. Apple, et al.
Civil Action No. 2:13-cv-00361 (E.D. Texas)
Patent Infringement and Validity Testifying Expert
WiFi 802.11 technology

Foley & Lardner LLP
M2M Solutions LLC v. Motorola Solutions, Inc., et al.
Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-00030 (D. Del.)
Testifying Expert

Foley & Lardner LLP
M2M Solutions LLC v. Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH, et al.
Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-00031 (D. Del.)
M2M Solutions LLC v. Enfora, Inc., et al.
Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-01101 (D. Del.)
M2M Solutions LLC v. Motorola Solutions, Inc., et al.
Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-00030 (D. Del.)

Foley & Lardner LLP
M2M Solutions LLC v. SIMCom Wireless Solutions Co. Ltd., et al.
Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-00034 (D. Del.)
Validity Expert Consultant, Testifying Expert

Foley & Lardner LLP
M2M Solutions LLC v. Sierra Wireless America, Inc., et al.
Civil Action No. 1:12-cv-00030 (D. Del.)
Testifying Expert

Smith Risley Tempel Santos LLC
Zipit Wireless, Inc. v. Blackberry Ltd.
Civil Action No. 6:13-cv-2959 (D. S.C.)
Patent Infringement and Validity Testifying Expert

Smith Risley Tempel Santos LLC
Zipit Wireless, Inc. v. Blackberry Ltd.
Inter Partes Review No: IPR2014-01506
Testifying Expert

Smith Risley Tempel Santos LLC
Zipit Wireless, Inc. v. Blackberry Ltd.
Inter Partes Review No: IPR2014-01507
Testifying Expert

Smith Risley Tempel Santos LLC
Zipit Wireless, Inc. v. Blackberry Ltd.
Inter Partes Review No: IPR2014-01508
Testifying Expert

Smith Risley Tempel Santos LLC
Zipit Wireless, Inc. v. Blackberry Ltd.
Inter Partes Review No: IPR2014-01509
Testifying Expert

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
MTEL v. Clearwire
Civil Action No. 2:12-cv-00308 (E.D. Texas)
Patent Invalidity Expert Engagement

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Clearwire v. MTEL
Inter Partes Review No. IPR2013-00306
Patent Invalidity Testifying Expert
WIMAX and LTE Mobile Networks

Brinks Gilson & Lione
InterDigital v. ZTE
Investigation No. 337-TA-868
Civil Action No. 1:13-cv-00009 (D. Del.)
Patent Invalidity Expert Consultant

Covington & Burling
InterDigital v. Huawei
Investigation No. 337-TA-868
Patent Invalidity Expert Consultant

Williams & Connolly
InterDigital v. Samsung
Inv. No. 337-TA-868
Patent Invalidity Expert Engagement
King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth, P.A.
NXP v. BlackBerry
Civil Action No. 6:12-cv-00498 (M.D. Fla.)
Patent Validity Testifying Expert

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Testifying expert in an international arbitration.
Consultant for a Fortune 100 company in the 3GPP GSM, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA and higher layers of LTE fields, including expert report.
Mobile protocol stack including second expert report and testifying in front of 3 judges.
Source Code and Software Contribution Expert Engagement

Sidley Austin LLP
Testifying expert in arbitration.
Consultant for a Fortune 100 company in the 3GPP LTE standards including expert report.
Testify in front of 3 judges tribunal.

Fish & Richardson
HTC v. Apple
Civil Action No. 1:11-cv-00715 (D. Del.)
Patent Invalidity Litigation Consultant
Mobile phone design and architecture including software applications interfaces to telecommunications

Fish & Richardson
HTC v. Apple
Case number: ITC-337-TA-808
Litigation research in audio / multimedia and graphic user interface – ITC case

Fish & Richardson
Ericsson v. Samsung
Civil Action No. 6:12-cv-00894 (E.D. Texas)
Patent Invalidity Expert Engagement

Fish & Richardson
AIP v. Level 3
Inter Partes Review No: IPR2013-00296
Patent Invalidity Expert Engagement

Proskauer Rose LLP
Litigation research in music/video and voice recognition, voice response, vocoders and 3GPP or WiMax-4G adaptive multi rate coders.

Susman Godfrey LLP
Litigation support, patent analysis, and prior art.

Harness and Dickey LLP
Proxiconn v. Microsoft
Inter Partes Review No. IPR2013-00109
Patent Validity Testifying Expert

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Cassidian v. microDATA GIS, Inc., et al.
Civil Action No. 2:12-cv-00162 (E.D. Texas)
Patent Invalidity and Non-Infringement Testifying Expert Engagement
Call routing, WiFi/Cellular, VoIP and aGPS

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Straight Path IP Group, Inc., v. Bandwidth.com, Inc., et al.
Civil Action No. 1:13-cv-00932 (E.D. Va.)
Non-Infringement Expert Engagement, Deposition and Trial Testimony
VoIP, SIP, TCP/IP private networks, VPN

Ascenda LLP
Core Wireless v. LG Electronics
Inter Partes Review No: IPR2015-01986

Ascenda LLP
Core Wireless v. LG Electronics
Inter Partes Review No: IPR2015-01988

Ascenda LLP
Core Wireless v. Apple
Inter Partes Review No: Case IPR2015-01896

Ascenda LLP
Core Wireless v. Google
Inter Partes Review No: Case IPR2015-01715

Ascenda LLP
Core Wireless v. Google
Inter Partes Review No: Case IPR2015-01714


Affiliations

Professional Affiliations, Achievements, Awards or Recommendations

• IEEE Senior Member
• Member, COMMUNICATIONS SOC
• Member, SOLID STATE CIRCUITS
• Member, INTERNET OF THINGS
• Member, SIGNAL PROCESSING SOC
• Member, COMPUTER SOC
• Member, CLOUD COMPUTING
• Member, CNSV
• Member, AMA
• Member, LICENSING EXECUTIVES SOCIETY
• Member, Tracks 3GPP WCDMA
• Member, Tracks 3GPP LTE
• Member, Tracks 3GPP2
• Member, (EX) 3GPP
• Member, (EX) ETSI
• Technical Co-Chair, IEEE RFic lecturer
• Technology Award from DFI
• Recommendation from Stanford University


Qualifications

Alon is an intellectual property expert consultant. Over 20 years as a veteran in the mobile handset space and inventor of 27 granted and published patents where he served handful of IP cases, invalidation, claim charts drafting, prior art, evidence of use and deposition. Alon has served as the CTO of Noise Free Wireless, Inc. a company he founded 6 years ago; where he developed user interface and control for computers and mobile phones.

Prior to founding NoiseFree, Alon served as an expert at IP Value where he practiced patent licensing and conducted expert witness services. Alon has also worked at Nokia Mobile Phones as a system design and integration engineer responsible for all layers and aspects of interfaces and integration; later became a system architect and in that capacity prepared system design specifications incorporated into portable devices and mobile phones.


Awards & Honors

• Enterprise Technology Award, 1994
• Patents awarded, 1999-2007
• Golden Award Teaching, 2000
• Who’s Who in America, 2004-2006


Publications

Selected Patents and Applications


US 8953812 Voice Signals Improvements in Compressed Wireless Communications Systems
US 8924205 Methods and Systems for Automatic Enablement or Disablement of Noise Reduction within a Communication Device
US 8914282 Wind Noise Reduction
US 8903107 Wideband Noise Reduction System and a Method Thereof
US 8868418 Receiver Intelligibility Enhancement System
US 8868417 Handset Intelligibility Enhancement System Using Adaptive Filters and Signal Buffers
US 8775172 Machine for Enabling and Disabling Noise Reduction (MEDNR) Based on a Threshold
US 8712771 Automated Difference Recognition Between Speaking Sounds and Music
US 8706482 Voice Coder with Multiple-microphone System and Strategic Microphone Placement to Deter Obstruction for a Digital Communication Device
US 8606573 Voice Recognition Improved Accuracy in Mobile Environments
US 8494174 Adaptive Filters to Improve Voice Signals in Communication Systems
US 8457320 Wind Noise Classifier
US 8423357 System and Method for Biometric Acoustic Noise Reduction
US 8340964 Speech and Music Discriminator for Multi-Media Application
US 8055004 Fiber Optic Earpiece to Reduce Radiation Transmitted to a Cell Phone User
US 7817808 Dual Adaptive Structure for Speech Enhancement
US 7761106 Voice Coder with Two Microphone System and Strategic Microphone Placement to Deter Obstruction for a Digital Communication Device
US 7742790 Environmental Noise Reduction and Cancellation for a Communication Device Including for a Wireless and Cellular Telephone
US 7706821 Noise Reduction System and Method Suitable for Hands Free Communication Devices
US 7558548 Method and Apparatus for Receiving and/or Down Converting High Frequency Signals in Multi Mode / Multi Band Applications, Using Mixer and Sampler
US 7548779 Microwave Energy Head Therapy
US 7514993 IQ Demodulator
US 8606569 Automatic Determination of Multimedia and Voice Signals
US 8433564 Method for Wind Noise Reduction
US 2013/0301844 Voice Signals Improvements in Compressed Wireless Communications Systems
US 2013/0290055 System and Method for Facilitating Scheduling of Events
US 2013/0259263 Removal of Wind Noise from Communication Signals
US 2013/0226568 Audio Signals by Estimations and Use of Human Voice Attributes
US 2012/0310639 Wind Noise Reduction
US 2012/0284022 Noise Reduction System Using a Sensor Based Speech Detector
US 2012/0163623 Wideband Noise Reduction System and a Method Thereof
US 2012/0114140 System and Method for Noise Reduction Controller in a Communication Device
US 2012/0106756 System and Method for a Noise Reduction Switch
US 2012/0084080 Machine for Enabling and Disabling Noise Reduction (MEDNR) Based on a Threshold
US 2012/0004907 System and Method for Biometric Acoustic Noise Reduction
US 2011/0312318 System, Device, Database and Method for Increasing the Capacity and Call Volume of a Communication Network
US 2011/0313759 Method for Changing the Caller Voice During Conversation
US 2011/0274282 Multi Microphone Sampling Method and Circuit with Single ADC Front End
US 2011/0225135 Patent Search Engine with Statistical Snapshots
US 2011/0201325 System, Device, Database and Method for Increasing the Capacity and Call Volume of a Communication Network
US 2011/0144984 Voice Coder with Two Microphone System and Strategic Microphone
US 2011/0135107 Dual Adaptive Structure for Speech Enhancement
US 2011/0091047 Active Noise Control in Mobile Devices
US 2011/0066427 Receiver Intelligibility Enhancement System
US 2011/0071821 Receiver Intelligibility Enhancement System
US 2011/0054889 Enhancing Receiver Intelligibility in Voice Communication Devices
US 2011/0029308 Speech and Music Discriminator for Multi-Media Application
US 2011/0007906 Wind Noise Classifier
US 2011/0004470 Method for Wind Noise Reduction
US 2011/0010172 Noise Reduction System Using a Sensor Based Speech Detector
US 2011/0022395 Machine for Emotion Detection (MED) in a Communications Device
US 2010/0311463 Environmental Noise Reduction and Cancellation for Communication Device Including for a Wireless and Cellular Telephone
US 2010/0169082 Enhancing Receiver Intelligibility in Voice Communication Devices
US 2010/0082339 Wind Noise Reduction
US 2009/0248411 Front-End Noise Reduction for Speech Recognition Engine
US 2008/0312916 Receiver Intelligibility Enhancement System
US 2008/0044036 Noise Reduction System and Method Suitable for Hands-Free Communication Devices
US 2007/0263847 Environmental Noise Reduction and Cancellation for a Cellular Telephone Communication Device
US 2007/0237339 Environmental Noise Reduction and Cancellation for a Voice Over Internet Packet (VoIP) Communication Device
US 2007/0237338 Method and Apparatus to Improve Voice Quality of Cellular Calls by Noise Reduction Using a Microphone Receiving Noise and Speech from Two Air Pipes
US 2007/0213010 System Device, Database and Method for Increasing the Capacity and Call Volume of a Communication Network
US 2007/0192108 System and Method for Detection of Emotion in Telecommunications
US 2007/0172075 Noise Canceling Method and Apparatus Increasing Channel Capacity
US 2007/0172074 Capacity Increase in Voice Over Packets Communications Systems Using Novel Noise Canceling Methods and Apparatus
US 2007/0133820 Channel Capacity Improvement in Wireless Mobile Communications by Voice SNR Advancements
WO/2007/133321 Method and Apparatus to Improve Voice Quality of Cellular Calls by Noise Reduction Using a Microphone Receiving Noise and Speech from Two Air Pipes


Professional References

Available upon request from many of the legal firms, from Stanford University as well as other organizations.


Education

University of California San Diego, Post Graduate in CDMA Engineering
Bournemouth extension in Israel at RG College, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Bournemouth extension in Israel at RG College, M.A. in Management T&H (Business Focus Thesis)
Tel Aviv University A.C., B.A. in Computer Science
Tel Aviv Institute of Technology Syngalowsky, P Eng in Electrical Engineering





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