Roy J. Rosser, Ph.D.
Roy J. Rosser, Ph.D. specializes in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in mechanical and electrical inventions, with an emphasis on optics, pattern recognition, telecommunications and computer software. He is also an active entrepreneur, now involved in commercializing his latest invention of Pump Action Cycling using a magnetically sprung overriding clutch.
Dr. Rosser earned his degrees in physics (B.Sc., 1975), in applied optics (M.Sc., 1977) and in optical design (Ph.D., 1982) from Imperial College, London. As an experimental physicist, he conducted laser and synchrotron-based research at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory in Oxford, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ.
Dr. Rosser is an inventor with over 90 issued U.S. and foreign patents, including patents on the technology now used to provide the virtual 1st Down Line on TV football broadcasts. Technology based on his inventions was awarded a Technical Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2000. He is also a successful entrepreneur, having founded Princeton Video Image (PVI) a NASDAQ-listed company based on his intellectual property, now a part of ESPN.
Dr. Rosser is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Dr. Rosser has worked for a number of law firms, both big and small, including Woodbridge and Associates, Synnestvedt Lechner, Fox Rothschild and Gearhart Law. He now practices as an independent, solo practitioner under the business name of r.r(princeton), a name modeled after the avant garde design firm m/m(paris) that had its origins in the Royal College of Art located alongside Imperial College in South Kensington, London.
Dr. Rosser grew up in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, attending school at Courtney Selous Junior School and Allan Wilson Technical High before going to London to university.
In his youth Dr. Rosser was an avid sportsman, playing first team rugby for his school, and while at University was a member of the London Athletic Club, became the Surrey Decathlon Champion and held the Zimbabwean National Decathlon record. He was also an avid skier and enjoyed many hours on the piste at Val d'Isere, France. His first company, Eastern Edge, was based on a novel ski that he designed for skiing on the icy slopes in north east USA.
Dr. Rosser is married, with no children, but three cats. One of his hobbies is auditing classes at Princeton University on subjects ranging from “Introduction to Metaphysics” to “Deciphering Ancient Scripts”.