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The Management Team

  Dr. Oded Gottesman - CEO & CTO (Co-Founder)
  Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB)
  International patents in speech coding
  1 year at AT&T Bell Labs
  22 years consulting experience in speech coding and telecommunications
  12 years management experience in startup companies
  Technology Expert Consultant to leading law firms in patent infringement matters
  Developed a speech algorithm for the nearly bankrupt DSP Communications, leading to a $1.6 billion acquisition by Intel™
  Co-recipient with Prof. Allen Gersho of the Ericsson-Nokia Best Paper Award
IEEE Workshop on Speech Coding, Finland, 1999.
  IEEE Senior Member

  Melville R. Smart - Executive Vice President
  37 Years in AT&T and Lucent, retired as Director of Licensing.
  18 years in Semiconductor Licensing which entailed licensing Bell Lab semiconductor patents and technology
  Negotiated numerous licensing deals between Bell Labs and Intel, Texas Inst., National Semi., etc.
  Intellectual Property marketing, licensing, and selling expert, and consulting for patent litigation
  Negotiated and closed the deal between Nokia and VoiceCraft concerning a speech coder post filter patent
  Worked with Kodak to market their voluminous technology on a specialty ceramic material.
  Worked with Xilinx in a successful patent litigation with Altera
  Worked with Adobe Systems as and expert witness on infringement damages in a patent litigation case
  MS in IE from Lehigh University

  Miriam Shapira - Vice President Legal
  30 Years attorney at law.
  Specialized in commerce.
  Negotiated, contracted, and closed numerous deals, including startup companies and other enterprises.
  Litigated numerous cases.

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