Mike Potel is available for consulting in software technology and business development:
Intellectual property & litigation consulting - I have served as an expert witness in computer graphics, internet software, and system software patent litigations. I am experienced with prior art searches, patent validity analysis, infringement analysis, claim construction, and patent development. I'm adept at working with and translating among technical, legal, and business teams. I have served on corporate intellectual property teams at Apple and at Taligent, resulting in over 160 awarded US patents cover many areas of software technology. I've presented courses on object technology to the US Patent and Trademark Office as well as at intellectual property and licensing conferences. I can help you protect your patentable ideas and persue licensing opportunities.
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Potel's Litigation Consulting CV (PDF document)
Technology evaluations - Are you a
company or venture capital firm considering an investment or acquiring
a technology and could use a second (or first) opinion? I have
broad experience in software and technology development and due
diligence investigations. I can evaluate software technologies,
understand technical gurus (and detect bullshit), perform sanity checks
on prospective partners and ideas, help prepare and present
technical presentations and demos, and produce and deliver reports that
help business people make good decisions.