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Cloud services expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience and expertise in computer science, software, cloud storage, networking, or computer security. With a concern by some experts on privacy, cyber security and computer forensics expertise is also in demand. Cloud services models include the following services:

Cloud services and cloud storage are emerging technology areas with ongoing research and a highly competitive landscape, and cloud-related patent lawsuits are expected to rise. Representative cloud services matters that have required expert witness services involve legal issues pertaining to:

Litigation support and digital forensic investigations in the cloud computing world have unique challenges, due to the use of remote storage and virtualization technologies. Litigation support by a cloud computing expert witness could include the review of underlying technology by an industry expert, an expert witness report, expert opinion, and expert testimony. Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firms to locate expert witnesses that can support cloud services matters. Leading law firms rely on the firm to provide candidates with the right balance of technical expertise and testimony experience.

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

Expert Witness #248794

This expert is both an Independent Consultant and Expert Witness, as well as an Associate Professor of Engineering Practice. As part of this expert's academic responsibilities, this expert teaches courses on Internet of Things (IoT), Computer Networks, System-on-Chip, Special topics: Software Design and Optimization for Electrical Engineers, and System Verification where the focus is on various algorithms that directly relate to mobile transactions and the security issues associated with them. This expert also performs research on various security and safety aspects of systems, including those in IoT, cloud and data centers. Several of this expert's publications are related to security, verification and optimization of mobile/cloud/data center systems. This expert has been involved in several patent litigation matters related to cloud computing, mobile systems, edge computing, and secure software licensing transactions. This expert has given deposition testimony but has not yet testified at trial. This expert is well published and has presented at industry conferences.

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Expert Witness #263553

This expert is an internationally recognized Information and Communications Technology (ICT) architect with expertise in designing and deploying enterprise-class solutions in a wide range of technologies and business sectors. This expert's extensive experience spans industry, U.S. Government, and academia environments. This expert is also a practicing security and privacy professional, who has specialized in data protection and storage security, where this expert is recognized as one of the top experts in the world.

This expert is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and been active with the Section of Science and Technology Law (SciTech). In addition to speaking and publishing on behalf of the ABA, this expert has served in several SciTech leadership roles. This expert is also actively involved in the ABA's Internet of Things (IoT) National Institute and the Artificial Intelligence National Institute.

Additionally, this expert has actively contributed to the efforts and projects of key ICT-based standards development organizations and industry associations as part of a focus on advancing the state of various technologies. This expert's passion for technology has been recognized in the form of awards and leadership positions in organization such as ISO/IEC, the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), the IEEE Computer Society, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). This expert is or has served in an editorship role on the following international standards projects: ISO/IEC 22123 (Cloud computing -- Concepts and terminology), ISO/IEC 27031 (ICT readiness for business continuity), ISO/IEC 27050 (Electronic discovery), ISO/IEC 27040 (Storage security), ISO/IEC PAS 16248 (TLS for Storage Systems), Rec. ITU-T 3500 | ISO/IEC 17788 (Cloud computing -- Overview and vocabulary), and IEEE 1619-2018 (XTS-AES).

This expert possesses a unique set of professional credentials that include the (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, and ISSEP certifications as well as the ISACA CISA, IAPP CIPT, and CSA CCSK certifications.

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Expert Witness #260194

This expert is a consultant with many years of experience in telecommunications, with expertise in network services and technology, regulatory interpretation, and industry practices. This expert has vast experience evaluating telecommunications networks and equipment in the context of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, including voice and data services used by cloud-based call centers, customer premises equipment such as predictive dialers, cloud-based technologies, and cellular networks. This expert has a deep understanding of Federal legislation and related FCC rules related to telecommunications, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and has provided numerous expert reports and related testimony describing complex network services and functions in the context of industry practices and federal and state regulations.

This expert has provided expert consulting and testifying services in over 50 cases, including appearances before over 25 state regulatory agencies, the FCC, state legislatures, state and federal courts, and arbitrations.

Summary of Selected Professional Experience

  • Oversaw state and federal regulatory tariffing and compliance matters for a company owned and funded by a coalition of large cable companies. Ensured company compliance with the TCPA. Developed technical and product descriptions for services utilized by call centers for outbound dialing systems, including predictive dialers. Incorporated sales contracts and agreements into contract-specific tariff terms.
  • Lead company representative before state regulators and government officials.  Negotiated complex industry precedent interconnection agreements with incumbent local exchange carriers for states pursuant to the Telecommunications Act on 1996. Coordinated with federal regulatory on TCPA matters. Provided testimony on network elements related to call centers and outbound dialing systems pursuant to FCC costing guidelines.
  • Responsible for national regulatory policy on evolving technologies and services, including IP-based services used in cloud-based call centers and outbound dialing systems and predictive dialers.

Summary of Selected Case Experience

  • Reviewed conference calling network platform configuration in context of Federal regulations. Activities include damages calculations, development of proxy rates and revenues, analysis of call records and bills, and evaluation of industry practice and regulatory issues.
  • Provided expert report validating a third-party verification and number portability processes and systems under Federal rules and relevant FCC orders.
  • Provided damages calculations related to routing of long distance 8YY traffic.  Provided evaluation of complex billing and call routing issues, as well as evaluation of industry practices and regulatory issues.

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Expert Witness #256632

This expert is a world-renowned researcher who has extensive research, technical, managerial, and Intellectual Property/patent expertise in the areas of telecommunications, networking, broadband, MetroEthernet, SONET/SDH/OTN Internet, VoIP, wireless, video, multimedia, MPLS, IPv6, e-commerce, and IoT/M2M for both carrier networks and enterprise networks. This expert's specialties include analysis, design, implementation, operation, and advocacy of new network technologies, particularly with an emphasis on packet technologies and the Internet Protocol (IP) for traditional and broadband applications such as:

Voice over IP (VoIP); Video Over IP (e.g., IPTV, specifically, entertainment quality digital TV, video distribution over satellite/DTH, High Throughput Satellites [HTSs], multimedia; wireless connectivity (including Wi-Fi, wireless sensor networks, and communication/DTH/HTS satellites); security; intranet; Internet/intranet architecture and QoS; IoT/M2M; LANs/VLANs/MetroEthernet; and the underlying high-capacity network infrastructure to support these applications along with the call control signaling logic (SS7/Q.931/Q.2931/Q.933) and Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) services. Packet systems include X.25/NCP, IPv4, Frame Relay (FR), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS), and IPv6. This expert has also done work in cloud services (Cisco UCS) and IoT/M2M, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Smart Grid, and e-health.

This expert has many years of hands-on ATM/SONET/MetroEthernet/OTN experience. In addition to numerous papers and conference presentations, this expert has written several books on LANs/VLANs/MetroEthernet, MPLS, Internet Services Cloud services, and IoT/M2M.

This expert has over 200 published patents as well as 35 patent applications cite this expert's work. Additionally, 5000+ academic researchers cite this expert's work in their publications, according to Google Scholar. This expert has taught IT and Telecommunications courses. This expert has appeared in industry conferences as well a radio and TV technology programs.

This expert has been called upon to undertake infringement/non-infringement analysis (with resulting depositions and testimony) in the area of packet video/IPTV, packet voice/VoIP, imaging (scanned checks), IoT, and wireless.

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Expert Witness #264387

This expert holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and brings to the table many years of experience in Point of Sale (POS) transaction processing systems and services, executive management, legal strategizing and high-profile project oversight. Presently, this expert serves as Chief Operating Officer of an internationally renowned “unattended revenue collection” control systems manufacturer serving high-transaction volume settings such as mass transit, recreation and car parks. While not a technologist by education, this expert’s boots on the ground experience have qualified this expert as an expert in several litigation matters.

This expert managed Master Distributors, Sub- Distributors and Storefronts providing prepaid calling card services for calling to 220 countries. The company established rate decks, supplied the consumer cards to the distribution channels and managed the network switch providers in the U.S. The company was a turnaround that provided telephone prepaid calling card services, prepaid credit & debit cards, and early-stage cloud services.

Key Accomplishments

  • Rapidly grew business by a factor of 30X+ - from $2 million to $65 million in annual profitable revenues
  • Managed and defended patent litigation of prepaid calling cards infringement successfully.
  • Right-sized the business, soon after joining, to establish profitability. Reduced staff from 100 to 50 full-time professionals.
  • Branded a wildly successful calling card and earned the trust of the market over competitors.
  • Reduced distribution costs 40% by implementing online card purchase and administration for consumers.
  • Led clients in contracted roles and/or provided technology consulting in Marketing, Investment Strategy, Business Development/Monetization, Licensing, IP Portfolio Management and Patent Litigation.

This expert was an Expert Technology Witness at trial for patent litigation for POS infringement for activation of prepaid calling/debit cards.

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Expert Witness #211579

This expert has spent many years in the medical device marketplace combined with twenty years in diverse areas of wireless and mobility technologies. This expert's core expertise is from software development and device integration to include all phases of wireless from licensed and unlicensed both in the indoor and outdoor space. This domain knowledge space has been gained with Fortune 50 and international companies and has included both hands on design, implementation, and solution deployments on a global level. As President of a global-reach healthcare, medical device, and wireless engineering consultancy, this expert specializes in medical device mobility and wireless connectivity communications. This expert has worked on several projects involving BTLE (4.0), and has also worked with ANT on design projects and FDA 510(k) approval. This expert is very familiar with authentication schemas. Most of this expert's work regarding BTLE has been with the connectivity of medical devices to smart devices and the cloud. This expert has also been involved with legal and patent work surrounding these technologies. Highly skilled at designing, implementing and supporting wireless enterprise and critical mobility applications, this expert has developed projects that range from multi-floor environments, outdoor campus environments, and co-existence strategies with various wireless standards. This includes the ability to develop the capability to have a complex ecosystem of different business and clinical applications with the right security and performance requirements. This was developed through this expert's work with a major patient monitoring company, which laid the foundation for the first patient monitoring system that provided mission-critical data in a shared wired and wireless VLAN design.  

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Expert Witness #263695

This expert is a backup / restore expert of some renown. This expert has been hands-on in the industry. This expert is currently the Chief Technical Evangelist for a cloud backup, disaster recovery and long-term data retention firm providing enterprise solutions across multiple platforms including tape/disk technologies.

This expert started a career in backups as "the backup guy" for a credit card company. This expert managed the backups as they grew from 15 to 250 servers, and from 2 operating systems to 5 operating systems, running Informix, Oracle, Sybase & other applications.

This expert then joined a large consulting company that did well during the .com days. This expert started a company specializing in backup & recovery system design, implementation, and management. This company was ultimately acquired.

This expert worked as an analyst, publishing many blogs, articles, and webinars. This expert has written

three seminal books on the topic. This expert is also an independent consultant and writer and has spoken at over 300 seminars and conferences around the world.

This expert is not a professional testifier but has served as an expert witness in patent infringement and insurance contract matters.

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Expert Witness #209041

This expert holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and is an accomplished scientist with many years in technology and business experience, with particular strengths in vision, strategy and technology innovation. As Principal of a highly successful consultancy, this expert specializes in RTLS (real-time location systems), RFID, sensor networks, smart antennas, DAS (distributed antenna systems), intelligent transportation systems, mesh networking, WiFi, 4G LTE and WiMAX, picocells/femtocells, M2M, cloud computing, mobile crowd sourcing/sensing, enterprise mobility, security protocols, mobile embedded devices, device management, mobile applications/services, LBS, VoIP, video streaming, Zigbee, smart grid, m-health, m-learning, and smart home networking. The holder of over 50 US Patents issued or pending in RFID, mobile networks and wireless data communications, this expert has worked on RFID readers, tags and systems and developed various solutions for asset identification/tracking. This expert has served as both an Industry and government consultant, served on government expert panels (NIH, NSF) and published numerous refereed papers in prestigious journals and conference, many dealing with RFID technologies and their various applications. This expert is involved with a Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology and is a faculty member of electrical and computer engineering at an internationally recognized university, where this expert serves as Industry liaison, working on intelligent transportation solutions, smart energy, and wireless healthcare. This expert additionally serves as an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at an Ivy League university where this expert teaches graduate courses on mobile wireless sensing networks and applications (RFID, RTLS, M2M communications, smart grid/energy, smart infrastructure, intelligent transportation, m-health). Prior to founding a consultancy, this expert served as a director, researcher and innovator for notable technology leaders. This expert has served on 15+ patent litigation cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.

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Expert Witness #226781

This expert is the principal of a successful storage consulting firm with extensive experience in all aspects of storage technology, interfaces, backup and restore products and file systems. Among this expert's areas of specialty are flash memory (memory cards, solid state disks, flash drives), optical storage (CD, DVD, WORM, Magneto-Optical), Magnetic Storage (hard disk, floppy disk, tape), RAID/Disk Arrays, cloud storage, PCMCIA and Storage Area Networks (SAN). This expert has participated in over fifty conferences and events as speaker, session chair and conference chair. Drawing on many years of experience in the storage industry and many years of experience as a computer engineer, this expert has been retained as an expert witness and/or expert consultant in nearly one hundred engagements involving patent, trade secret, copyright and patent portfolio reviews. Cases have involved technology in the storage, IC CAD, software and hardware industries. This expert has written expert reports, been deposed and has provided courtroom testimony at trial. Flash memory firmware and drivers were at issue in one case, and flash memory card reader circuitry was at issue in another for which he provided the critical trial testimony.

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Expert Witness #211008

This expert is a Scientist, educator, and technologist with many years of experience and a Ph.D. This expert is currently Fellow and lecturer at a College of Engineering. Additionally, this expert is Principal Scientist and Investigator for an internationally renowned consulting and litigation firm specializing in mobile devices, smartphones, wireless LAN (WLAN), routing, LAN/WAN, Ethernet, TCP/IP, UDP, IP, VoIP and web. This expert translates cutting edge research into practical products while integrating science, engineering, and innovation. This expert builds patent portfolios, consults on patent-related litigation and generates intellectual property.

As a consultant, this expert provides expertise in network communications, telecommunications, Internet protocols, and mobile wireless technologies such as:

- Communication networks: Internet protocols; TCP/IP suite; TCP; UDP; IP; Ethernet; network protocols; network software applications; data link, network, and transport layers (L2, L3, L4), data center network architecture, LDAP and server/network monitoring
- Routing/switching: LAN; WAN; VPN; routing protocols; RIP; BGP; MPLS; OSPF; IS-IS; multicast, DNS; QoS; switching; packet switching; network infrastructure; network communication architectures, applications switches
- Unified Communications: PSTN, circuit switching, IP telephony, VoIP, SIP, SS7, video and audio conferencing, streaming media, e-mail, instant messaging (chat)
- Internet software: Internet software applications; distributed computing; cloud computing; Web applications; FTP; HTTP; Java; client-server; file transfer
- Mobile wireless: wireless LAN; 802.11; cellular systems; mobile devices; smartphone technologies

This expert has published over 25 scientific papers and has been designated as an inventor on more than 120 patents; over 60 prosecuted pro se in front of the USPTO.

This expert has served as an expert in over 60 patent-related cases where this expert wrote expert reports and testified in depositions, courts and in front of a jury. This expert has testified in Federal courts, in USPTO PTAB IPR, and in the ITC.

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