January 2013 - June 2015.
November 2009 to March 2015
I'm testifying in my first trial, as an expert witness on the trade secret side of a complicated lawsuit alleging patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, among other things. As a technical expert, I have to sit through the whole three-week trial to make sure I don't miss any relevant testimony, even though I'll probably be on the stand for no more than three or four hours. It's actually pretty interesting.
Coherent laser radar (often miscalled lidar) is an ultrasensitive method for measurement of distance and radial velocity. It uses low power CW lasers and has excellent resistance to ambient light and interference from other laser radars. I'm doing a design for a unit suitable for vehicles and small ships (e.g. tugboats).
This is a very exciting development, in cooperation with a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, I'm building a visible-light scanning microscope with six times higher lateral resolution than is possible with a normal microscope. It's based on my Ph.D. thesis work and some things I did at IBM long ago.