Dr. Oded Gottesman

Prof. Allen Gersho

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
  • 26 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
  • Leadership, Entrepreneur, Investor, innovator

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

Anat I. Gottesman - Executive Vice President