Meet Our Team of Co-Founders
Founder & CEO
Nick Brestoff is cross-functional with both litigation and deep learning technology. He holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering from UCLA, an M.S. from in Environmental Engineering Science from Caltech, and a J.D. in law from the USC Gould School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He ended a 38 year career as a California litigation specialist in 2014. He is the sole or lead inventor on all of Intraspexion’s 8 deep learning software system patents, including the 8th patent, which uses blockchain to enable deep learning.
AI Startup Advisor
Steve Ardire's passion is working with "underdog" AI startups (1/2 with women CEOs/founders). He connects the dots of business strategy, funding, go-to-market, and customer/partner engagements. He brings significant relationship capital and personal branding to the table, and responds immediately to requests for advice. He is also a master user of social media.
F. Scott Barker
Scott Barker is a Microsoft MVP winner, and the author of 10+ books on various developer topics such as C#, Microsft Access and SQL Server. He's taught hundreds of developers in the various Microsoft technologies. His specialties include C#, dtSearch Search Engine, .NET languages, SQL Server, Office development, Silverlight, and Windows Forms Developer. For us, Scott works with enterprise systems and UI/UX.
Thomas D. Barton
Thomas D. Barton is a professor of law at the California Western School of Law in San Diego. He earned his law degree from Cornell Law School, where he served on the Law Review, and earned a Ph.D. in law from Cambridge University, where he specialized in legal theory. He has written and lectured extensively on Preventive and Proactive Law, dedicated to averting legal problems and helping clients achieve their goals. He is the author of “Preventive Law and Problem Solving: Lawyering for the Future” (Vandeplas Publishing, 2009).
Senior Software Engineer
Mike Becker created our automated system for extracting text from PACER. Now retired, but always available to Intraspexion, Mike worked for Fortune 100 companies such as Compaq, HP, Hitachi, IBM, and Microsoft. He helped create products that changed the industry such as the PowerPC processor architecture and the reliability improvements seen in Windows 2000/2003.
Larry Bridgesmith is the CEO of DASH, a recently announced interoperability platform. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt School of Law and Coordinator of the Program on Law and Innovation. In April of 2016, he organized a conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Law, a nation-wide first. He's also has organized a conference on blockchain and, on April 30, 2018, convened a conference on Innovation.
Elaine Cochran has degrees in both graphic design and web design. She and the team at New Streams Studio in Sequim, Washington use their knowledge of design and content management to help Intraspexion (and other companies) put their best foot forward in connection with their web presence and Power Point presentations.
2S Ventures, CotmanIP
Dan Cotman is the lead patent attorney at his Pasadena, CA law firm, Cotman IP, and also leads 2S Ventures. His law firm partners with its clients and their attorneys to develop a custom strategy for their particular ideas, brand and market. We implemented his strategy to develop a patent "family."
Sean Doherty is well known as a tech savvy attorney because of his 8+ years as the Technology Editor for ALM Media's Law Technology News (now Legaltech News), and his more recent role as an analyst for 451 Research. Sean is licensed to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, and New York. He advises clients on information technology, safeguarding privacy, and preserving evidence in litigation.
Patent Counsel, CotmanIP
Obi Iloputaife is the Chair of the Patent Practice Group at Cotman IP. He wrote the claims and provided the drawings for Intraspexion's first patent application, which was filed on September 27, 2016, and issued (in less than 4 months) on January 24, 2017. He then wrote the claims for Intraspexion's other "continuation" patents, all of which were granted on or before October 9, 2018. Trained as an engineer, Obi worked for Northrop Corporation and The Boeing Company, where he led development of the flight controls system for the C-17 airplane. After going to law school, he was an IP attorney for the Heckler Law Firm (2000-2006), and was then the VP & AGC for Cardinal Health (2006-2010), where he was the IP counsel for the medical devices division.
Cynthia Martin, CPA
Business Processes, Finance, and Accounting
Cythnia Martin is a CPA who owns her own practice in Sequim, Washington. Previously, she has been a company Controller, Senior Accountant, Audit Senior, and Accounting Manager.
Chief Data Scientist
Jagannath (“Jag”) Rajagopal received his M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1999. As the owner of DataSnap, Inc., Jag has been an entrepreneurial software developer for years, is proficient with deep learning, and is the author and producer of the deep learning TV channel on YouTube, with 31 short no-math episodes and where Episode 1 has been seen by over 575,000 viewers. You can access Episode 1 by clicking here. He is Nick’s co-inventor on the unique (and arguably fundamental) patent for "Using Classified Text, Blockchain and Deep Learning to Identify Low-Frequency Adverse Situations, and Provide Early Warning," No. 10,095,992 (October 9, 2018).