Christopher K. Wilson

Christopher K. Wilson

324 Lakeview Way Redwood City, CA 94062

About the Expert

Christopher Wilson developed one of the earliest connected vehicle applications and was the leading proponent of the 802.11p communications standard. He has 35 years of experience with WiFi, cellular, satellite and HF systems including starting multiple companies. Experience as a testifying expert includes several reports and one deposition.

Areas of Expertise

  • Communications - Telecommunications
  • Intellectual Property

Expert's Profile

I have been providing testifying expert services for three years focusing on Intellectual Property issues around sensor and data systems, primarily in vehicles. I have developed several IPR petitions as well as infringement and invalidity reports and testimony.

I have developed complex sensor and data analytics systems since 1980 with an emphasis on vehicle systems since 1992 and particular expertise in distributed systems and connected vehicle systems combining information and processing from vehicles and infrastructure. I have in-vehicle technology expertise in the area of sensors (including maps, positioning, vision, radar, diagnostics and braking systems) and data processing (communications, data fusion, data analytics, machine learning). I combine this with expertise on connecting vehicles with the infrastructure (cellular communications, DSRC, WiFi, security, cost models, probe data collection) and the transportation infrastructure itself (traffic models, traffic operations, ATIS, tolling, data analytics, GIS) to provide various transportation applications (navigation, Usage Based Insurance (UBI), roadway management, information services (ATIS, 511), collision notification and warning, remote diagnostics electronic horizons, stability control, mapping, situational awareness and Driver Assistance (ADAS)).

I have participated in, and sometimes led, the development of key telematics technologies working with major automakers (GM, Toyota, VW, Ford, Mercedes, BMW, Nissan) and suppliers as well as federal and state government entities. Prior to joining the automotive industry I worked on various aerospace systems, including radar, reconnaissance, communications, artificial intelligence, and tracking systems, as well as software development.

I hold several patents in the US and Europe with several others pending. I present frequently and my work has appeared in multiple reference books. I am known for my ability to take complex subjects, explain them and excite my audience.

Personal Achievements


  • BA in Physics from Princeton University (1981)
  • Graduate work in Astrophysics at UCSD


  • Institute of Navigation (ION)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)

Prior assignments

  • Supported Honda/Jones Day in defense against various telematics patents and submitted 5 IPRs. (e.g. IPR2014-00633).
  • An additional 5 IPRs submitted for other matters.
  • Supported BMW/ DLA Piper in defense against ACC Radar, Occupant Sensing and Blind Spot Warning patents. Wrote invalidity and non-infringement reports and provided testimony. (Case CV 14-3111-JAK (JEMx), CA Central District)

Percentage of time spent as expert

  • 20%

Number of expert assignments / year

  • 2

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Listed in the Following States

Christopher K. Wilson is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).