Expert Witness Services

James A. Crawford

AM1 LLC, Managing Partner

  • More than 30 years working across a wide range of wireless related product areas including cellular phones, pagers, cable modems, radar, avionics, WiFi, military communications, SATCOM, etc.
    • Led the team which developed one of the very first cable modems
    • Heavy participation in the cellular communication explosion in San Diego beginning in the mid-1990’s
  • More than 20 years as a self-employed technology consultant to industry or founder/executive team member of start-up companies
    • Prior working experience with dozens of different companies and clients, each with their own unique problems to solve, company strengths and weaknesses
  • Active technical involvement in multiple wireless related disciplines including:
    • GPS, both satellite based as well as terrestrial based
    • RFIC architecting and design
    • Microwave system design
    • High efficiency power amplifiers
    • Power management (an acute issue for all portable electronics)
    • Digital signal processing algorithm development targeting FPGA’s
    • Small microprocessors (e.g., Arduino, Raspberry Pi)
    • Computer numerical control (CNC) machines
  • More than 600 hours of paid expert witness related work over the past 5 years
    • Prior art searches
    • Expert reports
    • Actual trial experience
  • Extensive writing background, including hundreds of technical memos and two graduate-level engineering textbooks related to frequency synthesis (very germane to wireless communications)
    • Multiple articles in the public domain, the latest scheduled to appear in Microwaves & RF this October
  • MSEE in quantum electronics (lasers) from USC plus most of the course work toward a Ph.D. in communication theory
  • Named as inventor or co-inventor on approximately 25 US patents.