Board of Directors

Thomas M. Coughlin, Ph.D., IEEE Life Fellow
Bus. Phone: 408.202.5098
CNSV Chair
IEEE Life Fellow

Technical consulting, litigation support & digital storage and memory technical and marketing analysis and consulting, conference organizing.

Tom is CNSV Chair.  He was a CNSV At-Large Director in 2016-2021, has been a member of CNSV for over 10 years, and is an IEEE Fellow "for leadership in consumer electronics digital storage technology."

1665 Willowmont Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124-3234

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John R. Carlsen
Bus. Phone: 408.207.7673
CNSV Vice Chair
IEEE Senior Member

Technical consulting, hardware and software R&D including architecture, circuits, PCB, PLD/FPGA, DFM, regulatory compliance, management, AI, ARM Cortex, Linux, UI


Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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David M. Snyder, MBA, PE, CISSP, CSSP
Bus. Phone: 415.378.4160
Fax: 415.946.3318
CNSV Secretary
IEEE Member

Cybersecurity, Digital Health, Compliance, Program Management, Electronic Payments, IoT.

226 Darryl Dr
Campbell, CA 95008

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Paul G. Jensen
Software Consultant
Bus. Phone: 628.232.0848
Mobile: 650.766.1950
CNSV Treasurer
IEEE Member

Embedded Software, Pay TV & Cinema technology, VR, Security, Compilers

311 Stanford Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Brian A. Berg
Bus. Phone: 408.741.5010
Mobile: 408.568.2505
CNSV Director
IEEE Senior Member

Flash Memory, USB, Consumer Electronics, Optical and Magnetic Storage. Expert witness: Patents, Trade Secrets. Software and Hardware design, embedded systems, device drivers, teardowns and analysis.

14500 Big Basin Way, Suite J
Saratoga, CA 95070-6076

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David Chapman
Bus. Phone: 408.828.6467
Mobile: 408.828.6467
CNSV Director
IEEE Senior Member

Electronic Design Automation software development; expert witness - GDS/OASIS data file review

P.O. Box 36067
San Jose, CA 95158

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Joel Kent
Joel Kent Consulting
Mobile: 650.521.7889
CNSV Director
IEEE Member

Physics / Engineering / Intellectual Property


Fremont, CA –

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Kim Parnell, Ph.D., P.E.
Bus. Phone: 408.203.9443
Mobile: 408.203.9443
CNSV Director
IEEE Senior Member

Medical Device, Medical & Biotech Equipment, Mechanical Design, Expert Witness, Patent, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Simulation, Failure Analysis, Reliability, Consumer Products, Consumer Electronics

1150 Kelsey Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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Joel Williams
Bus. Phone: 408.249.5574
CNSV Director
IEEE Life Senior Member

Embedded Linux Systems, Wireless, Networking, litigation support.

1240 McKendrie St.
San Jose, CA 95126

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Chris K. Wilson
Bus. Phone: 650.867.2621
Mobile: 650.867.2621
CNSV Director
IEEE Senior Member

Vehicle Safety, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Driverless Cars and Automated Vehicles, Connected Vehicles, Crash Reconstruction, Testifying Expert Witness.


Redwood City, CA 94062

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John Gale
Bus. Phone: 408.260.5630
CNSV At-Large Director
IEEE Member

Carverlon Ltd in Europe and Taligo, LLC in Silicon Valley provide commercialization and corporate development services

19925 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014

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Michael N. Gershowitz, P.E.
Bus. Phone: 408.623.6837
CNSV At-Large Director
IEEE Member

Expert Witness - Patent Litigation
Solid State (LED) Lighting and Controls
Electronic Product Design and Development

5411 SW 17th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33914

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Andrew Wolfe, Ph.D.
Bus. Phone: 408.394.1096
Mobile: 408.394.1096
CNSV At-Large Director
IEEE Fellow

IP strategy, Microarchitecture, ICs, ASICs, DSP, embedded software and consumer electronics

2005 De La Cruz Blvd STE 142
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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