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Advisory Council

Charles A. Brogan
Mr. Brogan is a seasoned executive having both operational and financial experience. Currently he is Vice President of Corporate Development for InterDigital Communications LLC, a wireless technology developer and world leader in the licensing of intellectual property. In his various roles at InterDigital, Mr. Brogan was also instrumental in the institution of the company's strategic planning process, its process for evaluating acquisition candidates, and its measurement techniques for valuating the impact on shareholder value of product and licensing decisions. He also led the acquisition of patent portfolios that have generated over $100M in royalty revenues.

Richard Genzer
Richard Genzer has been involved in business leadership and technology since 1986 with roles ranging from software engineer to executive vice president and CTO. He has performed functions in software development, product & project management, online services, business development, financial services, monetizing web-content, electronic commerce and various broadband applications. His startup experience includes Cricket Software (purchased by Computer Associates), Reality Online (purchased by Reuters), InteliHealth (presently a division of Aetna) and The Network Connection. Genzer is presently involved in a variety of technology startups, venture capital firms, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, The Arts & Business Council of Philadelphia, and he is an adjunct at two local universities.

David Oppenheimer
David Oppenheimer has over 20 years experience in electronics, sales and distribution. He managed two startup businesses for Astart, a commercial incubator focusing on telecommunication and software. David was a member of the executive team at Sylvan Ginsbury, Ltd., a privately held electronics engineering and trading company. After the company was sold to Wyle Electronics, David continued as Wyle's first Vice President of International Marketing and Director of Business Development. In 2000, David joined Motorola spin-off ON Semiconductor as Director of Business Development. David is an active member and past President of Robin Hood Ventures, an angel investment group.

Stuart D. Rudoler, Esquire, Rudoler & DeRosa LLC
Stuart's practice focuses on intellectual property and counseling businesses with respect to the licensing, marketing and protection of technology. He concentrates his practice in software and electrical patents, computer and Internet law, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Prior to starting his own practice, Stuart was a senior associate at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP in Philadelphia, PA. Before attending law school Stuart worked as an electrical design engineer and project team leader in General Electric's Aerospace Division.

John Ryan
Ryan was the founder of SunGard Data Systems (SDS) in 1977 and served as its CEO and Chairman through its MBO and IPO until 1987. In the 20 years since he has served as principal of Devon Hill Ventures, Inc., a venture investing firm focusing on development-stage technology companies. During that period he has been an investor and/or a director (and occasional acting CEO) in more than twenty IT companies with angel or venture financing progressing through IPO or sale/merger, including eResearchTechnology (ERES), Neoware Systems (NWRE), Integrated Systems Consulting Group (ISCG), Control Software, Thermacore, Quadritek, Health Market Science, IPR International, and SevOne. He has also served on the boards of several area non-profits. John has been awarded lifetime achievement awards by the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group and the Eastern Technology Council. He has a BS from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.