Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.

Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.

Ron Katznelson, Ph.D. is the Founder and President of Bi-Level Technologies in Encinitas, CA. He is a technology entrepreneur, named inventor on 26 U.S. patents and applications and an independent scholar of the patent system. He is also a member and past Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA, a member of the Federalist Society, and also serves as an advisor to high technology startups. This article expresses his personal views only and does not represent any position taken under his official capacity at IEEE. From 1990 to 2005, Ron was Chief Technology Officer, Founder and Chairman of Broadband Innovations, where he led the company’s entry into the digital RF CATV industry. Prior to that, he was with the VideoCipher Division of M/A-COM Linkabit Corp., later acquired by General Instrument Corp. (GIC), where he served as Director, New Technology Development. At GIC, he directed R&D in the areas of Advanced Television Systems that led to GIC's video compression technology, now forming the core of the MPEG-2 standard and a basis for the ATSC High Definition Television standard. His responsibilities also included the management and development of the VideoCipher Division's intellectual property portfolio as well as representation in industry groups and standard bodies.

Prior to his work in industry, Dr. Katznelson was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He taught courses in Linear System Analysis, Probability and Stochastic Processes.


Posts by Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.


Here they go again – this time with the Patent SHIELD Act

Indeed, the bill’s co-sponsor acknowledges and states “[t]his bill combats the problem of patent trolls by moving to a ‘loser pays’ system for software and …

The America Invents Act’s Repeal of Secret Commercial Use Bar is Constitutionally Infirm

The effort to shoehorn foreign patent priority concepts and torture a well-developed 200 year-old American patent system that has a proven record as the best in the world …
By Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.
11 years ago 15

My 2010 wishes for the U.S. Patent Examiner

EDITORIAL NOTE: What follows is a portion of a longer essay by Ron Katznelson, which contains more information including statistical data on the work of the U.…
By Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.
12 years ago 17

Making the Case Against First to File

NOTE: This was originally written as a comment to my article Much Ado About Nothing Over First to File.  It is posted here as an article with …
By Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.
12 years ago 18

The Patent Backlog Cannot Be Solved With Harmonization

EDITORIAL NOTE: What follows was submitted by Ron Katznelson as a comment to Why a Global Patent System is a Bad Idea, which took issue with the …
By Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.
12 years ago 4