For the last 10 years, Robert Grygier has worked as an independent consultant, technical expert, and program manager for Acacia Research and other intellectual property companies engaged in patent licensing . He has managed projects that include reverse engineering and testing of devices, research to identify potential infringers and market size, prior art research, invalidity analysis and claim construction. He has experience working with litigation teams, providing support through technical consulting and expert depositions.
After completing his university research in theoretical nonlinear optics, Robert joined IBM Research where he spent over 15 years as a research scientist developing advanced semiconductor, storage, and photonic technologies used in optical lithography and tomography; digital holographic storage; pyroelectric and photoacoustic sensors; hard disk drives and robotic hip replacement surgery.
Following IBM, Robert developed a diverse background in high-tech R&D. He developed numerous products and manufacturing systems from first concept to full production, in a variety of technologies, at mature tech companies such as Mindspeed, Teledyne and United Technologies. In addition, he held senior management roles at several startup companies such as JMAR, Photonica, and Panorama Labs.
B.S. (1974) in Physics - Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
M.S. (1983) in Theoretical and Applied Physics - The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
25 Refereed Journal Articles, 10 IBM Technical Bulletins, 34 Conference Proceedings/Pubs, 2 Trade Magazine Articles, 12 Contract Reports - DARPA, US Space and Missile command, US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, and NASA.
9 US Patents, 2 World Patents, 1 European Patent
Top Ten IBM Research Accomplishments of the Year: 1992, 1993, 1997.
IBM Patent Recognition Awards: 1992, 1993, 1996.
IBM Patent Issuance Honors Award (Robotic Surgery): 1996.
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
University of Central Florida
California Institute of Technology
University in Kaiserslautern
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of California Santa Barbara
University of New Hampshire
University of Heidelberg
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
University of Arizona
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
University of Texas at Austin
Kansas State University
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Michigan Technological University
Edith Cowan University
University of Zaragoza