Computer Software Expert Witnesses

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Computer software expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in computer science, software development, computer forensics, electrical engineering, telecommunications, and/or information technology. A computer software engineer has expertise in programming languages, software development, and computer operating systems, and applies engineering principles to create software systems. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a testifying expert with prior experience. In addition to technical expertise, a software expert witness must possess the ability to explain complex software issues to a judge and jury.

What types of cases require a software expert witness?

Often, matters requiring computer software expert witness services involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, software copyright, or trade secret disputes. A digital forensic expert can analyze complex software source 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 software product technical issues. Representative matters where Cahn Litigation Services has searched for experts include:

Litigation support by a software expert witness could include computer software analysis, expert report preparation, expert opinion, and expert witness testimony in the courtroom. In addition, law firm clients may seek a computer scientist or software industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work. Cahn Litigation Services has years of experience, and is frequently called upon by law firm clients to locate computer experts that can support software matters.

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Computer Software Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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


Expert Witness #243631

This expert is an experienced consultant, computer industry executive and software developer. In this expert’s international consulting practice, this expert has been engaged more than 200 times by clients seeking to select and implement new business computer systems (including hardware, software, networking, computer services, etc.) and/or needing assistance in dealing with major information and communications technology decisions, nearly all of which dealt with the evaluation, selection and implementation of ERM software, including several where the software needed to handle some sort of dispatching functionality. This expert has been engaged nationwide more than 100 times as a testifying and/or consulting expert in computer technology related cases by counsel on all sides of computer related disputes (including customers, vendors, implementers, patent holders, alleged patent infringers, former employers, current employers, etc.). Half or more dealt with the implementation and/or functionality of ERM type software. One of these dealt specifically with dispatching related software and dispatching functionality was an issue with some others. This expert has testified in Federal and state courts, including extensive courtroom and AAA arbitration hearing testimony throughout the United States and overseas. This expert’s areas of expertise include disputes related to:

Systems and software non-performance, including computer systems and software defects (ERM, CRM, SCM, etc.), including systems implementation issues.

Patent, trade secret and copyright (intellectual property) litigation related to business-oriented systems and software.

Software licensing and systems contracting.

This expert has worked as a computer and management consultant, and has executive level experience in software development, project management, and computer/software sales and marketing. This expert is one of fewer than 15 consultants in the world to have earned designation as both a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Certified Computing Professional (CCP).  


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Expert Witness #125102


This expert holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and is an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This expert instructs graduate level seminars on embedded computer architectures, and their relation to compiled languages, and embedded software systems. This expert is also an avid technologist, entrepreneur, founder of a highly successful technology consultancy and managing director at a private equity angel investing firm. This expert is involved in IEEE / ACM Design Automation Conference’s Embedded Software and Systems Track and the IEEE Real Time Systems Symposium.  Previously, this expert held industry roles with major US semiconductor companies in the areas of computer architecture, high performance software, and related systems; formerly, chief architect of hardware and software systems for Fortune 500 semiconductor companies.

This expert is the architect of open source computer architecture simulation environments used for hardware/software system design at various US universities. This expert is also the named inventor on multiple US patents, including client/server computing and embedded operating systems.

This expert has extensive experience with testimony (validity/infringement and related), depositions, expert report generation and investigation of computer video hardware and video software systems such as computer operating systems and systems software. Additionally, this expert has extensive experience in reverse engineering and source code review of multi millions of lines of software and hardware source code.


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Expert Witness #215714

This expert has many years of academic and engineering experience and has experience as an expert witness in computer science, software development, network streaming media, embedded systems, enterprise software systems, digital signal processing for audio and music technology. This expert has sustained a long and successful career at the cutting edge of software development and system design using multiprocessor/multi-core architectures for signal processing and control. This expert has been a Software Architect for multiple projects at various companies, and has consulted for a long list of technology companies. This expert provides computer technology consulting, software engineering, and litigation support to high-technology companies, internationally.

This expert has testified before the International Trade Commission, and before a jury in Federal Court, has testified at Markman claim construction hearings and Markman tutorials in Federal Court, been deposed over 10 times, and has authored more than 50 reports and declarations. Case types include patent, trademark infringement, copyright, trade secret misappropriation, and inequitable conduct. This expert has worked on complex international patent cases, and has provided expertise on such diverse areas as streaming media systems, handheld networked Personal Information Management (PIM) devices, enterprise email systems, software for factory automation, interactive databases, enterprise software for management of media libraries, MPEG audio compression, on-line gaming, composition systems, digital camera hardware and software, digital audio hardware and software technologies, compilers, file systems, operating systems, and more.

This expert has worked for companies that interfaced between portable and nonportable devices for sharing information and resources. Additionally, this expert has testified on matters regarding the protocol for having a portable device direct music to be transmitted to a sound system wirelessly.

This expert has published widely in various juried journals, and has authored three books including a two-volume text on the mathematics of music, and a collection of articles on artificial neural networks and music research. This expert taught graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science and digital audio, conducted computer systems research for digital audio, designed and built several networked digital media computer laboratories.


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Expert Witness #211297

This expert has many years of industry and academic experience covering a broad swath of hardware and software engineering. While providing technical support for all IC products for customers this expert's chief focus was microprocessors and their attendant software development systems and test/integration tools (ICE, logic analyzers).

This expert has consulted over the past several years, specializing in computer chip/IC product engineering/reverse engineering and related intellectual property issues.

This expert has a unique perspective on the computer chip industry. As manager of applications engineering at an IC startup this expert developed datasheets, app notes and PowerPoint presentations for 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX) and Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) ICs. While a marketing manager this expert was responsible for all aspects of a startup business unit developing a communications IC product line, including contributing to the business plan and product definition. The market focus was SONET/SDH low-level devices (PMDs and PLLs).

This expert has started two businesses that have developed PC software products. This expert taught computer programming, architecture and logic design courses. This expert also instructed an Extension in the Microprocessor Hardware/Software Certificate program, designing the "Systems" course for that program.


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Expert Witness #218852

This expert is a computer scientist, educator, and early Internet entrepreneur who was a pioneer in developing online communities. This expert has been a software product developer for many years and has experience as an expert witness in a variety of software patent-related lawsuits as well as in an International Trade Commission hearing. This expert has provided trial testimony, and eighteen cases in which depositions were given (some cases had multiple depositions). This expert's construction software experience is in development of software which would generate three-dimensional models and blueprints. This expert also built a computer system to assist civil engineers and earthmoving contractors.


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Expert Witness #259850

This expert holds a PhD in Computer Science and specializes in Computer security and privacy, Internet and Web technologies, and software forensics. This expert has brought these skills to bear building a highly successful litigation support consultancy providing technical research and consulting services for software litigation and review, including:

-  Experienced expert investigation and exposition
-  Source code analysis: understanding software's technical purpose from its original design
-  Behavioral analysis: understanding software's behavior through live experiments
-  Security and privacy audits of Web sites and Internet-enabled software

Clients have engaged this expert in cases including trade secrets, patents, privacy, internal product reviews, and antitrust. This expert has testified at trial 8 times, had 19 depositions, and has served almost 10,000 pages of expert reports.

Web bugs (beacons) have been one of this expert's research areas and this expert has published in this area. This expert continues working in Web technologies and is quite comfortable with them.


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