Don Scansen


After completing a PhD in electrical engineering and a post-doctoral position at the National Research Council of Canada, Dr Scansen devoted nearly a dozen years to patent portfolio assessment, technology development, and industry road-mapping at the two leading reverse engineering houses - Chipworks and Semiconductor Insights. Don Scansen held positions including Device Engineer, Senior Analyst, Engineering Manager and Product Manager.

Dr Scansen is highly sought for both   confidential assessment of the technical and market merit of inventions as well as his opinion articles which appear frequently in various trade publications.

Consulting Experience

  1. BulletIntellectual Property

  2. Expert Witness

  3. US International Trade Commission

  4. Technical Analysis of Patents

  5. Patent Portfolio Assessment

  6. Evidence of Use (Infringement) Analysis and Documentation

  7. BulletMarket Intelligence

  8. Product and Technology Trend Analysis

  9. Semiconductor Technology Road-mapping

  10. Technology Landscape

Semiconductor Subject Expertise

  1. Advanced Logic Processes including High-k Metal Gate

  2. CCD and CMOS Image Sensors

  3. DRAM

  4. Non-volatile Memory

  5. Photovoltaics

  6. PowerMOS

Analytical Technique Background

  1. Device Modeling

  2. Electrical Parameter Extraction

  3. Nanoprobing

  4. Working knowledge and experience with all major metrology and imaging techniques used in semiconductor manufacturing, failure analysis and reverse engineering

Technical Writing

  1. BulletWhite Papers

  2. BulletTrade Journals

Don Scansen’s Bio

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