Greg Magel, Ph.D.

Bright Field Consulting

gregDr. Magel is a seasoned technology development leader and inventor. His areas of technical expertise encompass electrical engineering, physics, and nanotechnology, with particular depth in optical and photonic/optoelectronic devices and systems including LEDs, lasers and nonlinear optics, fiber optics and planar waveguides, electronics and microtechnology (integrated circuits and MEMS), displays and image sensors, circuit and networking technologies, semiconductor, and electronic/photonic packaging.

He is active and current in the optics, MEMS, microscopy, and nanotechnology communities, and has served as Chairman of the Photonics Division of the Optical Society of America, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is an inventor on 22 issued and several pending U.S. patents assigned to employers and clients, beginning at Stanford University, continuing through a career in corporate research and development at Texas Instruments (TI) and Corning, and more recently working on behalf of both small and Fortune 500 technology companies.

Dr. Magel has served on patent committees at TI and Corning, performing technical and IP due diligence in M&A transactions, licensing of patent portfolios, formulating patent strategy, acting as a liaison between C-level officers and patent counsel, writing patent applications, and performing prior art searches. As vice president of technology for an optical networking equipment start-up, he guided corporate intellectual property strategy, strengthened the existing portfolio with further filings, orchestrated foreign filings, established an invention disclosure and patent award process, and set research priorities and led proof-of-concept development. Dr. Magel is registered to practice before the USPTO as a Patent Agent, Reg. No. 62,915.

Greg received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Rice University and earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

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