Application Development

An application development expert witness typically has an advanced degree and extensive experience in computer science or software engineering. Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by attorney clients to locate expert witnesses that can support software matters, including those involving application development.

Apps and connected devices are a central part of how we work, play, shop, and stay healthy. We use apps for a plethora of reasons including to access medical records, financial documents, as well as manage family photos and schoolwork.

Often, matters requiring software expert witness services involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, software copyright or trade secret disputes. A software forensic expert can analyze software code to determine if there is evidence to reveal intellectual property infringement or theft. A software expert could also be called in on breach of contract disputes or to consult on technical or implementation issues.

Litigation support by an application development expert witness could include software analysis, an expert report, prior art evaluation, expert opinion, deposition testimony, and expert testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a testifying expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. An application development expert needs to not only have expertise, a but must possess the ability to explain technology and expert evidence to lay people. In addition, clients may seek a software industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.

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Application Development Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Application Development experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Application Development landscape.


Expert Witness #221832

This expert is the Founder and President of an independent Mobile/E-Commerce software consultancy, and brings to the table technical strengths that include: web, enterprise, and mobile development, Java, C, C++, object oriented design and architecture, distributed n-tier, component model, extensive middle-tier and backend database experience, ERP systems, and rule-based engines. This expert has expertise and experience in Internet and connectivity technology including: social media, e-commerce, security, database, web design, and business application development. This includes:

-  Extensive mobile, LBS, enterprise systems work
-  Full stack development from web to backend
-  Various protocol and security related technologies
-  All aspects of database interactions
-  CTO for mobile development company

This expert has extensive prior litigation experience working for both plaintiff and defendants. Over 16 depositions given, court trial testimony given multiple times (5), reports issued for almost every case including: Markman, invalidity, non-infringement, PTAB IPR declarations, infringement and rebuttals. Further, this expert has provided prior art evaluation as well as code review and assistance in technical strategy advice for trial decks and demonstrative prep. Nearly all of this expert's cases involved some form of enterprise systems having to do with various aspects of mobile & security technology.


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Expert Witness #209442

This expert holds a Ph.D. in computer science and is the co-founder of a leading software and technology consulting firm and a lecturer and researcher at a University. This expert provides advice on technical, business, and intellectual property strategy to e-commerce startups and also works as an expert witness on patent infringement cases. This expert’s research interests include electronic commerce, interoperability of heterogeneous databases, database integration, object-oriented databases, database implementation, databases on parallel computers, federated autonomous databases, database views including updates, incomplete information and nulls, software integration and reuse, and large system integration.

This expert has been:

Chief Technical Advisor of a software company, which was the technology leader in the Transactional Application Server market, providing a foundation for distributed computing. This company accelerated the development and deployment of high-performance distributed systems.

Co-Founder, COO and CFO of a company that developed applications for the business to business e-commerce market. Its applications address the challenge of creating, operating, and maintaining industry catalogs for Internet market makers.

Advisor to a company that created an integrated demand profit management system that captures real-time demand data and through patent-pending applications determines optimum inventory allocation and replenishment drivers in high velocity value chains.

Co-inventor of technology for a "do not spam" registry. This technology was licensed.

Co-founder of a company which provided free Internet access to hotel guests through their in-room Internet Appliance with proprietary software using a custom advertising delivery system.

Co-Founder and co-inventor of a startup that offered targeted promotions based on its purchase mining technology.

This expert managed a University’s efforts on collaborative engineering, workflow, and database security and coordinated relationships with industry. This expert was project manager for an effort that included research on searchable online catalogs, providing services over the Internet, and concurrent engineering. This expert collaborated on a project on integration of heterogeneous databases for information finding and distributed constraints, and collaborated on a project on version and configuration management and distributed constraints for collaborative design. This expert previously managed a project on interoperability of object-oriented and relational databases, a project on federated autonomous databases, a project performing research on databases on parallel computers, and the development of a formally specified, modular database system that includes multiple interfaces at multiple levels as well as support for database security and integrity.


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Expert Witness #246862

This expert has been designing and programming advanced user interfaces for many years and has worked on a wide variety of user interface projects in the areas of air traffic control, military communications, unmanned aerial vehicles, missile defense systems, Homeland security systems, two way pager systems, mobile portable phones, facial recognition systems, web based ecommerce systems, Android and iOS applications for smartphones and tablets, IPV6 internet routers, gaming systems, multiple medical devices, and mobile big data collection and analysis systems.

With a Masters’ degree and a PhD in Human Factors focusing on Advanced User Interface Design, this expert is an avid software engineer and architect with extensive knowledge in C, C++, C#, Objective-C, and Java. This expert has designed many advanced systems that utilize GPS and other mapping and location-based technologies in the areas of:

Advanced air traffic control

Military tracking of soldiers, equipment and vehicles

Routing of wireless signals for Army vehicles based on location

Routing, planning, and surveillance of unmanned aerial vehicles

Terrorist Tracking application

Personal tracking applications for iOS and Android

Tracking of visitors at a theme park

This expert has designed and developed a GPS enabled Location Based Services application for iOS and Android. Further, this expert has developed advanced geographic information systems for a proprietary research and development project and developed location based Unmanned Air Vehicle routing, control, and tracking algorithms for a proprietary research and development program.

This expert has been retained approximately 85 times, deposed 29 times, testified at trial in both state and federal courts, and presented at a Markman hearing and to the USPTO. This expert has written approximately 70 expert reports and declarations. This expert has worked on a wide variety of patent litigation cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.

This expert has also worked on advanced missile defense systems, two-way pager systems, mobile portable phones, IPV6 internet routers, multiple medical devices, been involved with the design and implementation of portable handheld devices for many years and spent approximately 400 hours reviewing source code as an expert witness for a case. This expert can be very helpful in the areas of infringement/non-infringement and validity/invalidity, claim construction, source code review, writing declarations and expert reports, and expert testimony at deposition and at trial.


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