An expert witness in Bluetooth technology typically has expertise in electrical engineering, wireless communication, wireless network, signal processing, computer science, software and/or embedded systems. Cahn Litigation Services is often called upon to locate experts that can provide expert witness services for Bluetooth technology matters.
Bluetooth is the wireless technology standard that enables short-range communication between Bluetooth-compatible devices. Bluetooth is managed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and the word Bluetooth is a registered trademark. A number of patents apply to Bluetooth technology, which are licensed to qualifying devices. Bluetooth technology is commonly used between desktop and laptop computers, digital cameras, scanners, mobile phones, and printers. Car stereo systems, smart locks, wireless speakers, fitness devices, computer mice, keyboards, GPS, medical equipment, and bar code scanners are also key devices that use Bluetooth technology. The first consumer Bluetooth device debuted in 1999 – a mobile headset. The first Bluetooth mobile phone was brought to market in 2001.
Bluetooth technology cases that would require technical expertise could center around intellectual property matters (such as patent infringement, including inter partes review). Litigation support by a Bluetooth expert witness could include technology analysis by an expert, reverse engineering, an expert report, expert opinion, and expert testimony. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a testifying expert with prior expert witness experience is often a requirement. In addition, clients often seek an industry expert for expert consulting for pre-litigation engineering work.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Bluetooth experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Bluetooth landscape.
This expert is the president of a leading provider of strategic consulting, educational services and research reports to the wireless communications industry, bringing many years of experience to the table. A noted patent analyst, expert witness, technologist, author, product developer, educator and consultant specializing in wireless technologies systems, mobile, and cellular, this expert has performed claims analysis on hundreds of patents for the purposes of patent litigation, patent infringement and patent validity. Many of these patents addressed Bluetooth systems, standards and technologies. This work necessitated multiple analyses of all current and past IEEE 802.15.1 and Bluetooth standards. Specifically, this expert has analyzed patents and technical standards relating to wireless handshake and pairing in several patent cases and portfolio reviews. As an expert witness, this expert has authored numerous expert reports and been deposed many times in cases ranging from wireless technologies and usage to theft of trade secrets. Considered a leading industry expert, this expert has taught public and private seminars on various wireless technologies, networks and services and has also served as an expert witness on a wide spectrum of civil and business matters/litigation involving wireless communications products and services.
This expert is the Co-Founder of two successful security consulting firms specializing in network security and online fraud prevention. This expert has an extensive background in electronic payments and transactions, contributed to the very early Bluetooth specs, and published the first analysis of Bluetooth security vulnerabilities. This expert developed PoS related technologies and is highly knowledgeable when it comes to chip/stripe communication, having published on aspects of AIDC.
As a Principal Scientist this expert's mandate was to determine the impact of future fraud scenarios on commerce and authentication and developing intellectual property to address such problems. This expert is known throughout the industry as one of the more prominent computer scientists working in authentication, and user interfaces and payment systems. Along with being the named inventor on over one hundred issued and pending U.S. patents, this expert is one of the most cited authors in computer science. This expert has experience working as an expert witness in several patent litigation cases,
having been deposed ~30 times and testified in marksman hearings twice.
This expert holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and serves as President and CTO of a highly successful consultancy specializing in digital electronic design. This expert has worked with wireless technologies for many years, including Wi-Fi, CDMA, and Bluetooth. This expert's Bluetooth experience relates to writing firmware to implement the Bluetooth link between a wearable device (a ladies' ring) and a mobile phone. This expert also has experience with streaming audio and video technologies, including push-to-talk audio over IP and streaming H264 video. This expert has been using/developing/debugging Internet technologies for many years. This expert has prior litigation experience and has been deposed, but has not yet had the pleasure of testifying in court.
This expert is a former Executive Director of a Standards organization. This expert brings to the table extensive experience with IoT, Smart Home and wireless technology. For example, this expert worked on connected devices, the "home of the future" and wireless technologies as well as with the WiFi Alliance, WAP Forum and Bluetooth SIG. In this expert's role as Executive Director/CEO, this expert was the primary driver to bring Wibree into Bluetooth which became Bluetooth low energy (BLE). BLE is the technology which makes Bluetooth relevant in IoT. This expert has been consulting and helping companies add wireless to their products. This expert has helped companies add BLE to their products, built prototypes including hardware integration, web services based on Microsoft Azure platform, and iOS and Android applications. Through this expert's experience, this expert has developed the entire end-to-end solution from device to web service to smartphone. This expert is proven as an expert witness in several cases and has been deposed and testified in court.
This expert has been working with Software for many years with a strong emphasis on communications and has created a plethora of devices that connect to the Internet and each other using most wireless methods available: 900MHz, Bluetooth, WiFi, LTE, 4G etc. These products have been coded in most popular languages and this expert refactored code in many others. With years of mentoring junior engineers via code reviews and teaching best design practices, this expert is extremely adept at reverse engineering, understanding and explaining software written by others. This expert has extensive experience coding, designing and documenting to meet FDA and ISO standards.
As named inventor on nine patents and sole inventor on several of them, this expert is quite familiar and comfortable with the patent process. Several patents have been successfully licensed to very large telecom equipment manufacturers for claims related to wireless access to cell phones. This expert participated in developing the list of accused products and other per-litigation work for the legal team that carried out the negotiations.
This expert exclusively consults on complex projects that require sophisticated embedded and server software tightly coupled to different wireless communication formats, and is very comfortable with large software projects and working through numerous source files. Many years of debugging complicated systems has ensured that this expert can always find the needle in the haystack.
This expert is a Computer Scientist and Technology Consultant specializing in Telecommunications, Mobile Network communications, Point of Sale, and Secure financial transactions. This expert brings many years of experience in a diverse set of technologies including Credit Card transaction processing, eWallet validation, Payment Gateways, Point of Sale devices including NFC/RFID, Magnetic Stripe, MST, and Chip readers, and Wireless communications (WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM, and Broadband). This expert also implemented methods for privacy and fraud protection, encrypted wireless communications, tokenization, authentication and authorization.
This expert has been a testifying expert for over 60 cases including patent litigation, ITC, IPRs, and CBMs for secure financial transactions, Point of Sale, Mobile and Wireless payment authentication, providing expert reports, deposition, and trial testimony.
Summary of Related Professional Experience
Developed multiple credit card payment methods and payment gateway solutions for eCommerce clients.
Developed patent claims to cover secure mobile payment transactions and account access using user id authentication. Development of high-speed wireless communications using wifi mesh networks and Bluetooth communications.
Implemented applications for wireless data communications using 802.11 and Bluetooth on wireless, local secure networks. Audio data encryption for VoIP, fax and modem application. Developed Data Transaction Authentication and verification (to identify tampering, or modification).
System Architect and developer of financial systems for:
Online Trading – Developed 1st version of Securities trading system
PDA Trader Access - Wireless retrieval of financial transactions information
Secure online systems for payment transactions and policyholder claims processing
This expert is a noted technologist, product developer, consultant, patent analyst, educator and expert witness specializing in data and voice communications including mobile, cellular, wireless technologies (2G, 2.5G, 3G and 4G/LTE), GPS technologies, wired technologies, networks, phones, standards, services and systems. This expert has many years of experience in the field of electrical, RF and telecommunications engineering, has worked for private organizations, and founded several successful start-up telecommunications companies. This expert holds over 35 US and International Patents in the telecommunications field. This expert's professional activities and services have focused exclusively on data and voice for mobile, cellular, GPS, wireless and wired technologies, forensics, electronic discovery, markets, standards, spectrum, regulations, networks and services. This expert has taught seminars on mobile, cellular and fixed wireless technologies and has served as a plaintiff and defendant expert witness on a wide spectrum of civil, criminal and business matters/litigation involving wired and wireless technologies, electronic discovery, communications products and services. As a patent analyst, this expert has assisted many leading law firms in defending against or asserting claims of patent infringement and patent validity. This patent work has encompassed Wi-Fi/WLAN standards, Bluetooth standards, DSL standards, all generations of standards for GSM, UMTS, LTE, and CDMA2000 cellular standards, including GSM/3GPP, ETSI, OMA,WAP, CT-2 / DECT / COMS. This expert has given depositions and has extensive testifying experience.
This expert has extensive experience in the wireless communications field, in particular designing and configuring wireless radios, access point, and subscriber modules. This expert designed and deployed one of the earliest nationwide, commercial-scale, code division multiple access (CDMA) networks. This expert has been continuously researching in 3G UMTS / 4G LTE / 5G NR wireless networks, as well as various generations of WiFi technology.
This expert’s research area includes switching, routing, performance control and security in communication networks. In addition to years as a Professor, this expert has founded and managed two startup companies. At these companies, this expert developed and marketed various technical components used in wireless networks, including WiFi and Bluetooth access modules, switch fabrics, and network processors. These companies also developed content search engines that can detect, isolate and mitigate a variety of threat patterns including intrusion, malware, denial of service attack, and unauthorized access. This expert has served as an expert in many patent disputes and trade secret misappropriation litigations in the wireless communication field. This expert holds 10 U.S. patents and has published 200 papers. This expert holds Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees.