Teklicon was established in 1986 as the original technical expert witness referral agency. Teklicon’s experts have supported thousands of cases in the areas of patent infringement, theft of trade secrets, technology licensing, and other intellectual property disputes. In addition, our experts have supported patent portfolio studies and numerous industry projects.
Teklicon represents leading recognized authorities in biotechnology, software, electronics, telecommunications, internet technology, computer hardware, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, and other specialized technologies.
Teklicon’s experts are a literal Who’s Who in the world of specialized technologies. Our experts have strong academic credentials, most with Ph.D.s or other advanced degrees from the country’s leading engineering schools. Our experts are leading inventors, holders of thousands of patents. Teklicon’s experts are well recognized, holding distinguished honors such as Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and membership in the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame.
Our clients include the leading Intellectual Property law firms. More than two-thirds of our engagements come from existing clients – a testament to the quality of our experts and our service.
All engagements through Teklicon are cost free until an expert is retained. A typical engagement with Teklicon is as follows:
Rob Karmele is President of Teklicon; he joined the company in 2007.
Karmele has over thirty years of experience in the intellectual property, semiconductor, communications, and software industries. Before joining Teklicon, he served as an independent consultant where he supported development of business plans, IP strategies, and product plans for several semiconductor start-up companies. Previously, he was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at SynTera, a leading provider of advanced high-bandwidth communication ICs for network equipment manufacturers. Prior to SynTera, Mr. Karmele was Marketing Director at Intel where he served nearly ten years in the microprocessor area with responsibilities including engineering, marketing, partner management, business development, and general management. Before working at Intel, he was a software engineer at TRW and General Dynamics designing and developing avionic communication systems.
Karmele received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton, where he served in the U.S. Air Force ROTC and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He also received an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.