JERRY A. KLEIN
THE CHATHAM GROUP, INC.
Los Altos, CA.
1986 - Present
Mr. Klein founded The Chatham Group, a consulting firm specializing in complex problems of technology related business and litigation issues. As President, Mr. Klein participates in all matters relating to intellectual property litigation, patent litigation, trade secrets, copyright, insurance claims, antitrust actions, breach of contract, legal malpractice, damage evaluation, market assessment and mergers and acquisitions, among others. Issues have included semiconductors, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, office-automation, and regulatory matters.
In addition to managing the firm's activities, Mr. Klein has personally acted as a technical consultant and/or expert witness in a broad range of issues, which include:
Patent infringement in semiconductor manufacturing equipment
Performance dispute regarding a mini-computer based MRP II software product
Development and introduction of a UNIX based software product
Trade secrets in a chip-set product
Copyright infringement regarding "Look and Feel"
Copyright infringement regarding an IBM BIOS
Performance dispute regarding an IBM AS/400
Derivative work claim on an IBM Mainframe software system
Patent infringement regarding CCD devices
Patent infringement of semiconductor devices EEPROM, PLA, FPLA's
Patent infringement regarding DRAMs, SRAMs, and Microprocessors
Breach of Contract regarding development of an advanced telecommunication system
Allegations regarding damages due to a Computer Virus
Damage allegations due to a Computer "Hacker"
Insurance claims due to fire in a semiconductor fabrication area
Product damages resulting from a defective semiconductor device
Breach of contract in a disk-drive development
Patent infringement regarding disk drives and storage sub-systems
Patent and copyright infringement in a cellular telephone product
Copyright infringement on PC based software products
Misrepresentation in the acquisition of technology
Custom and practices in the computer and high-technology industry relating to management, engineering and marketing
Clean Room investigations for infringement and feasibility analysis
Theft of trade secrets in a telecommunications software product
Patent infringement analysis for interactive video apparatus
Patent infringement in a telecommunications voice-processing apparatus
Trademark infringement in semiconductor products
Breach of contract in a major information system implementation; allegation of fraud and theft of trade secrets
Investigation and analysis of major software ERP system implementation failures
Actions resulting from the failure of the implementation of major software systems
Additional consulting activities include performing due diligence
for venture capital firms and advising a multitude of companies,
including a San Jose based telecommunications company in the
negotiations with a major Japanese company for the joint development
of a new voice-processing computer, an Eastern venture capital
firm and MIT on the development of a large-scale flat-panel
display technology, a Regional Bell Operating Company on strategic
plans and tariffs, a San Jose based semiconductor company on
product/market and business strategies for a group of newly
developed technologies, a major venture capital firm on the
business strategy for a start-up in advanced computer/communication
products, a company in the development of advanced telecommunications
software products, a major semiconductor company on strategy
for new technology and a company engaged in the development
of client/server design tools, among others.
SILICON VALLEY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
EXCHANGE, INC. (SVIPX)
Co-Founder, Member Board of Directors
2000 - Present
Mr. Klein co-founded this company, which is engaged in the evaluation and commercialization of intellectual property.
1999 - Present
KEEN INNOVATIONS, INC.
Lecturer on Intellectual Property and Strategic Planning, Member
of the Faculty
1998 - Present
Keen Innovations, Inc. is a consulting firm under the direction of Dr. Peter G. W. Keen providing strategic consulting services to companies worldwide.
CYGNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Vice-President, Marketing, Co-Founder
May 1982 - March 1986
Mr. Klein co-founded Cygnet Technologies, Inc. to develop the first integrated voice-data workstation for IBM PC's. During his tenure, he was responsible for product development of the user interface and defining user requirements for hardware and software. Software development included a unique operating system for coprocessor architecture and the development of over 10 application packages. Mr. Klein directed the development of all user documentation, service and support activities. He also directed successful market entry and creation of a national sales organization through computer retailers, major interconnect distributors, telephone companies and direct to major accounts and government. The product was the leader in the industry for creating electronic mail and file transfer networks for geographically dispersed organizations. The product received numerous awards for innovation in the field. Five U.S. Patents were issued on company products. Mr. Klein was the co-patentee on 2 issued patents. Everex Corporation acquired Cygnet in 1986.
EXXON ENTERPRISES, INC (Division of
Qyx Intelligent Typewriter Division of Exxon Enterprises
Dec. 1976 - Jan. 1982
Mr. Klein was a member of the development team to create the
first electronic typewriter/desktop word processor. He directed
product development and marketing strategy. The product was
the first microprocessor based software system of its kind.
System included a multiprocessor architecture requiring unique
hardware and software developments. Product received international
recognition as a breakthrough in technology and received numerous
awards. Built marketing organization for HQ support. This included
planning, pricing, advertising, training, technical support,
product planning and field engineering. Mr. Klein directed creation
of a national direct sales coverage organization in 36 major
markets reaching 1000 personnel. He was a Member of the Executive
Committee responsible for planning and building a 200,000 sq.
foot modern manufacturing facility. Mr. Klein achieved $100mm
sales rate by end 1979, before QYX division was merged into
Exxon Office Systems.
Danbury Systems Division of Exxon Enterprises
Jan. 1980 - Nov. 1980
Mr. Klein took over as CEO of troubled venture responsible for ink jet printer development. He turned the venture from an out-of-control to a successful product. Implemented strategic direction and put new management in place. The company launched a successful product for the computer market and had applied for 17 patents. Acquired by Dataproducts Corp. in 1987.
Verbex Corporation (Exxon Controlled)
Member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Klein represented Exxon Enterprises as major stockholder on company board of directors. The company was leader in development of voice-recognition hardware and software technology. Mr. Klein was actively involved in advising the company. The company was ultimately spun out and the chief technologists went on to form Dragon Systems, a world leader in speech recognition.
Exxon Office Systems, Division of Exxon
Special Adviser to the President, Exxon Office Systems
Feb. 1981 - Dec.1981
Mr. Klein was responsible for directing the negotiation of major facsimile product agreement between Exxon and Sharp Corporation (Japan). He personally directed businesses plan developments and did all major negotiating in Japan for Exxon Office Systems.
Technology & Components Group of Exxon
New York, NY
Jan. 1980 - Jan. 1982
In this capacity, Mr. Klein was responsible for overseeing companies in Flat Panel Displays, requiring closing of one division and selling the technology and directing and focusing another division to a successful technology development. He was also responsible for advising companies in optical disks, semiconductor laser diodes, advanced PABX, Voice-Response systems, large-scale voice-mail/hi-speed datacom, advanced workstation hardware and software systems.
Jan. 1970 - Dec. 1976
Vice-President and General Manager, Telecommunications Division
At Dictaphone, Mr. Klein was responsible for creating and building the division into a market leader. He had total responsibility for product engineering, manufacturing and dealer and direct marketing. Dictaphone produced a broad line of products ranging from telephone answering machines, announcers, and central dictation equipment. Mr. Klein's duties also included logging recorders, studio recording equipment and other ancillary telephone equipment. Division was consistently a market leader and was fastest growing and most profitable.
As Vice-President, Mr. Klein was responsible for world distribution of system products, dealer networks in Mexico, Latin America, South America, Japan, and Australia. He had special responsibility for the Far East (Japan) manufacturing partners. He also had special responsibility for telecommunication products in Europe.
Notably, Mr. Klein served as a key member of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) subcommittee. Mr. Klein developed telecommunications industry and interconnect regulations. He was an industry expert witness in regulatory proceedings, which lead to the deregulation of the telecommunications industry.
ANSONICS INTERNATIONAL CORP. (ANSAFONE)
El Segundo, CA.
Founder, President, CEO
At Ansafone, Mr. Klein and his company created one of the first commercial telephone answering systems. Ansafone developed the product, raised venture capital, arranged manufacturing in Japan with major company; developed a direct and dealer sales organization in USA and Canada. The company was acquired by Dictaphone Corporation.
JACKSON-EDWARDS COMPANY/COMPAR CORPORATION
North Hollywood, California
Applications Engineer and Sales Operations Manager
Mr. Klein was an applications engineer and later managed the field organization for the manufacturers' representative company. The company was a pioneer in high technology, military and commercial, components and sub-systems for the computer, aerospace and defense industry. Mr. Klein worked with military and defense contractors in California, Arizona and Nevada. The company was a pioneer in semiconductor products, microwave, computer components, discrete electronics, sub systems and peripherals.
ROCKETDYNE DIVISION OF NORTH AMERICAN
Canoga Park, California
Engineer, Advanced Design Projects Group
Mr. Klein was a design engineer on advanced projects, deep space missions and the LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) propulsion system. While at Rocketdyne, he performed design analysis, cryogenic and thermodynamic analysis, computer modeling and computer simulation. The LEM engine is on display at The Smithsonian in Washington DC.
B.S.M.E., University of Southern California
Honor Graduate (Cum Laude). Elected to Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma Honor Societies awarded General Alumni Scholarship, Garrett Corporation Scholarship, Machinery Handbook Award.
Dean's List, elected to University Honor Societies. Graduated
at top of Class.
Graduate School, University of Southern
Graduate studies in engineering and business, grade 4.0
Rocketdyne Division of North American Rockwell
Computer Modeling and Simulation, Programming Courses
Management Training School
Certificate Degree in Business Administration
Sponsored by North American Rockwell
Law School, La Salle University
Completed 1 1/2 years. Passed California Jr. Bar Exam
American Management Association Courses
Computer Systems Technology and Systems Analysis
Bayesian Decision Analysis
Macroeconomics and Company Planning
Selected for Exxon Management School Program
Computer Analysis and Computer Aided Management School
Consulting Skills Program
Professional Society Seminar Programs
Attended numerous professional programs in computer hardware and software, semiconductor technology and management subjects
Admitted to Practice before The United
States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Agent, Registration
PATENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
6 United States Patents issued
Additional Patents Pending
Over 40 invited papers and presentations (listed upon request).
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Computer Law Association
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
PATCA (Professional and Technical Consultants Association)
Bar Association of San Francisco Forensic Register
California State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section
Project Management Institute
National Forensic Center Distinguished Experts Register
Listed in Martindale-Hubbell Directory since 1990
Listed in Prentice-Hall Directory of Intellectual Property Attorneys
The Internet Society of the IEEE
SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation and Engineering)
The Computer History Museum
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