Nicely Done Defense

1369 Skyline Drive Daly City, CA 94015

About the Expert

Extensive casino industry experience with patents trademarks operations taxation. 300 gaming titles released, 150 granted US patents (more pending), 40 types of game gambling analysis reports, 30 years of software engineering experience, 20 years of gaming industry experience 15 expert witness engagements, 2 new case law results 0 losses.

Areas of Expertise

  • Casino & Gambling Industry
  • Patents & Trademarks

Expert's Profile

I have been involved in casino game development and analysis since 1997, following
a decade of work in computer engineering and engineering management (hardware,
software, analysis, and algorithms).

I founded and led the gaming math department for Silicon Gaming (SGIC), a highly
innovative slot machine manufacturer. SGIC was started by casino industry experts and
heavily relied upon regular consultation with industry leaders, which was extremely
educational for me.

In 2001, I pursued gaming consulting, with my first two clients being WagerWorks, an
offshoot company of SGIC focusing on legal Internet gaming, and Fleetwood Gaming, a
slot machine manufacturer. I have continued to work on a myriad of casino gaming
projects including gaming analysis, game design, software simulators and emulators,
random number generator software development and testing, progressive jackpot
systems design and operations, general casino operations support, player complaint
investigations, Class II deal generation, regulatory submissions, patent development and
prosecution, innovation process development, gaming education and gaming math.

In 2005, I became an employee of IGT, the world’s largest slot machine provider, after
IGT acquired WagerWorks. This opened entire worlds of new knowledge and design
opportunities including multi-player gaming, cross-platform gaming, advanced game
performance analysis, land-based game design standards, IP portfolio review, games
roadmap planning, licensing evaluation/planning, and alternate development processes.

In 2006 I was engaged by Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch to provide expert
witness analysis, report and testimony on behalf of Frank Gagliardi on a federal gambling
tax case. Subsequently, I have been engaged by over a half dozen other law firms to
provide expert witness analysis and reports for gambling tax matters between individuals
and the IRS. Starting in 2014, I have been engaged in expert witness work in other
gambling related matters involving patents, contracts, casino operations and licensing.

Personal Achievements

Education

  • Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering Honors Graduate BS-CSE / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Organizations

  • ASA - American Statistical Association
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • ACM - Association for Computing Machinery
  • Forensic Expert Witness Association

Honors

  • IGT 2013 Patent of the Year Award
  • eGaming Review Award for Best Game 2017

Publications

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Prior assignments

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Listed in the Following States

Nicely Done Defense is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).