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Computer expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in software development, information technology, computer engineering, and/or as a computer forensics expert. A computer expert witness needs to not only have substantive expertise, but must also possess the ability to explain electronic evidence and technology to a judge and jury. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the legal team may request a specialist with prior expert witness testimony experience.

What types of legal cases call for a computer expert?

Court cases requiring computer expert witness services can involve intellectual property litigation, such as software copyright, patent infringement, or trade secret disputes. Law enforcement often use digital forensics experts for criminal investigations involving fraud or electronic discovery. Litigation support by a computer engineering expert could include forensic analysis, expert report preparation, depositions, and jury trial testimony. In addition, a law firm may request a computer expert for pre-litigation consulting work. Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon to locate experts that can support criminal or civil litigation requiring computer experts. Representative matters have encompassed:

The firm has the experience required to turn a search around quickly and provide qualified candidates that mirror the specifications set by the law firm. Sourcing technology experts for computer patent litigation is a particular area of expertise at Cahn Litigation Services.

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

Expert Witness #261301

This expert is a senior figure in computer graphics with many years of experience. The fundamental clipping algorithm appears in most computer graphics textbooks. This expert wrote a book on spline curve and surface representations used in geometric modeling algorithms in computer graphics.  This expert has written about 200 technical research papers in the field, many of them about different aspects and kinds of rendering, lighting, shading, ray-tracing, etc.

In addition to extensive research expertise, this expert is a renowned teacher, having been a Presidential Chair Fellow not just once, but two times. This expert is one of only a few computer science faculty who teaches a course whose subject matter is actually about how to teach. These teaching skills are useful in testifying since this expert is adept at being able to explain complex concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand fashion.

This expert is not only a patent holder, but has actually written a patent without the aid of an attorney which was allowed and issued by the USPTO. Thus, this expert is well-versed in the concepts of intellectual property, patent validity, claim construction, etc. This expert’s patent work included opining and being deposed regarding a patent case being heard by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB”).

This expert is Professor of a Graduate School with faculty affiliations in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), Optometry, Vision Science, Bioengineering, Institute of Design, Center for New Media, Arts Research Center, and Canadian Studies Program.

This expert is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (F.A.A.O.), a Presidential Chair Fellow, a Faculty Fellow in Engineering Ethics and Professional/Social Responsibility, and an ACM Distinguished Speaker.

This expert has published about 180 technical articles and has been a speaker at many international conferences.

This expert’s research interests include computational aesthetics, computational photography, methods for the design and fabrication of contact lenses, computer methods for optometry and ophthalmology, image synthesis, spline curve/surface representations, computer aided geometric design and modeling, CAD/CAM/CIM, interactive and realistic three-dimensional computer graphics, visualization in scientific computing, computer aided cornea modeling and visualization, videokeratography techniques, corneal topographic mapping, medical imaging, virtual environments for surgical simulation, and display technology.

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Expert Witness #125106

This expert holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. This expert has extensive experience with trial testimony (validity, infringement, trade secrets), depositions, expert reports and investigation of computer video hardware and video software systems such as mobile payments, core network payment processing, global banking solutions and high frequency financial trading systems. This expert is also involved in major reverse engineering and source code review of multi millions of lines of software and hardware source code, including but not limited to mobile payment solutions, computer GUIs specifically for mobile devices, payment processing solutions and solutions providers. This expert is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science / Computer Engineering, teaching and advising of Ph.D. level research in spaces such as computer software, networking and human computer interfaces and GUIs, and has significant background with Android and iOS interfaces. This expert is the named inventor of multiple patents, including client/server computing and embedded operating systems. This expert is the author of numerous IEEE and ACM publications and textbooks in areas such as high-performance hardware and software design, computer operating systems and related software, image processing and graphical technology.

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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 #264198

This expert is a Professor of Empire Innovation at a University and the Director of an Artificial Intelligence Institute. This expert was also a program manager at a defense agency where he developed, selected and oversaw research and transition funding in the areas of computer vision. This expert was a member of the research faculty at a University. In the role in the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, this expert served as Director of the Laboratory for Language and Media Processing, and as an adjunct member of the graduate faculty for the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This expert and group of researchers focused on many innovative topics related to analysis and processing of document images and video including triage, visual indexing and retrieval, enhancement and recognition of both textual and structural components of visual media. As a researcher in computer vision and image processing, pattern recognition and artificial intelligence, neural networks, and machine learning are key technologies that evolved within this field. Work on graphical user interfaces is part of this expert’s broader experience.

This expert recognized the need for a cross platform implementation of computer vision algorithms on mobile devices and developed the architecture to port basic image processing and document analysis capabilities to various devices from a wide range of manufacturers. The work was supported by grants, government contracts, and industry leaders.

This expert has over 250 publications in conferences and journals, is a fellow of the IEEE and IAPR, and has numerous awards including an honorary doctorate. Most of this expert’s recent publications are related to neural networks, and they are a big part of a course on computer vision and image processing. Many of this expert’s Ph. D. students have graduated with a background in machine learning related to their computer vision topics. This expert’s recent work related to artificial intelligence has been almost exclusively in machine learning.

This expert has worked as an expert in several different capacities, including federal contracting disputes and patent litigation. This expert has written expert declarations for IPRs, authored expert and rebuttal reports for both the plaintiff and defendant, been deposed and testified for the defense in one case.

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Expert Witness #220846

This expert heads an independent philanthropically endowed graduate research institute that focuses on computer science theory and artificial intelligence.

This expert has been working in computer vision, human-computer interaction, and related areas (including imaging, machine learning, augmented reality, and others) for decades, in both industry and academia. This expert has many technical publications in these areas, and has been honored as a Fellow of the IEEE and the IAPR for research contributions. This expert has also taught many undergraduate and graduate courses in relevant areas, such as computer vision, imaging, HCI technologies, and machine learning, and has held leadership positions (e.g., with research journals and conferences) in top research venues for these areas.

This expert’s primary research interests are in computer vision and machine learning, augmented and mixed reality, and human-computer interaction. This expert has received several best paper awards and has been general or program chair of several major conferences.

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Expert Witness #251608

This expert received a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science, an M.A. in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. This expert served as Chair of the Computer Science Department and is currently Full Professor of Computer Science and member of the university's Center for Complex Systems. This expert's research interests include computer algorithms, communications and internet related computing, data compression and archiving (including text, images, video, and multi-media), storage and processing of large data sets, image retrieval, object recognition, text, image, and video processing, parallel computing, machine learning. This expert has obtained U.S. patents, does computing technology consulting, and is widely published in the areas of data compression and content recognition. This expert has extensive prior litigation experience having served as a testifier (at deposition and/or trial) in several high-profile patent matters.

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Expert Witness #248784

This expert serves as Director of the Advanced Computer Engineering Laboratory at a prestigious university, and is engaged in solving problems related to high-performance and low-power computing systems with focus on VLSI chip engineering. This expert specializes in high-speed digital circuits as well as low-power design, low-power digital circuit libraries and optimal relationship between computational energy and speed. This expert's broader expertise is also in Computer Arithmetic, Media Signal Processing, Cryptography and System Architecture. This expert is a Professor Emeritus and has held Visiting Professor positions several universities. This expert obtained Ph.D. and MSc degrees in Computer Science and a Dipl. Ing. (MScEE) degree in electronics and telecommunications. This expert worked on development of early RISC and super-scalar RISC processors, and holds several patents on the subject. This expert's engagements include positions with many technology leaders. This expert's interest is in VLSI systems, fast circuits, low-power design and efficient implementations of computer arithmetic. This expert's work has been applied in several leading processors. This expert holds 15 USA and 7 International patents and 5 others pending. This expert has published over 170 papers in the areas of circuits and technology, computer arithmetic and computer architecture, written three books and a dozen book chapters and one edited book in high-performance system design. This expert is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of the American Association for Advancement of Science and the American Association of the University Professors.

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Expert Witness #253100

Corrective Imaging Technologies Expert

This expert holds a PhD in Computer Science and serves as Associate Professor of Computer Science. This expert's research is primarily in the areas of computer graphics and image processing but overlaps with computer vision and visualization while also having strong multi-disciplinary collaborations outside of computer science.

This expert also serves as CEO and develops the company's corrective imaging technology that helps a person with visual impairments to see electronic images or text properly. It allows people to see digital content with increased sharpness on displays like tablets, smartphones and laptops without the need for corrective eyewear.

This expert's prior work in image processing has included designing new cameras, developing camera calibration algorithms, new image processing algorithms for improving focus, and bettering image-based 3D reconstruction. This expert has multiple publications in this area and has also published user interface related papers for synthetic displays, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Further, this expert is familiar with the autofocus method and user interface in digital SLR cameras as well as in smartphones.   

This expert has membership in more than 65 program committees including all of the leading conferences in the field, several on-going international multi-disciplinary collaborations (i.e., with experts in computer science, photogrammetry, urban planning, architecture, meteorology, atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, traffic engineering, and more), invited national and international talks and presentations, funding support from multiple entities, and technology transfer (e.g., roles in several startups and multiple patents).

This expert has previous experience as an expert for litigation, including report writing, depositions, and in-court testimony.

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