Data storage expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience and areas of expertise in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, and/or software engineering – depending on the specific technology and product involved the case. The expert witness chosen may be a member of an industry organization such as the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA), and/or IEEE. A data storage expert witness should have a deep understanding of the technology, as well as the data storage market and competitive landscape. An expert witness should also possess the ability to explain technology and electronic evidence to lay people, including a judge and jury.
A data storage expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters, such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. In a litigation support scenario, a technical expert can expect expert testimony in the courtroom, as well as other expert witness services such as depositions, a prior art search, expert report preparation, computer forensics, claim charts, and related consulting activities. A digital forensics expert can determine if there is evidence to reveal intellectual property infringement or theft. In addition, clients may seek a storage device expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
Cahn Litigation Services is often called on by law firm clients to locate expert witnesses that can support matters involving data storage technology. Example matters have encompassed:
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Data Storage experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Data Storage landscape.
This expert has many years of photonics experience. This expert's academic focus was on modern optics, electromagnetic theory, communications theory, advanced mathematics, and the chemistry/physics of optical materials. This expert has a lifetime of research and development in the highly specialized area of optical data storage, processing/computing, and communications. This expert is a well-known expert in the field of optical data storage, holography, recording media, and optical disc replication processes and technology, and large high-resolution information displays. This expert's main areas of interest are photonics (components, imaging arrays, LEDs, and solar energy), materials physics, chemistry and processes, nanotechnology, control and positioning of light beams, MEMS and MOEMS and their integration into fully functional information processing systems, lasers, and flat panel displays (FPDs).
Much of this expert's early work was for government agencies. The major goal of this work was to use photonics technology for the rapid acquisition, processing, storage and communication of data vital to national defense and space flight. This expert shifted the main research focus to (1) consumer electronics applications of photonics (CD, DVD, flat panel displays, digital cameras, LEDs and HDTV and 3D TV); (2) replication of CD and DVD media (technology, materials, processes and systems); (3) digital image processing and capture (digital cameras), and (4) the impact of MEMS/Nanotech on data storage, processing, and communication design and performance.
This expert also has significant engineering, expert witness, product and business development, and sales & marketing management experience.
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.
This expert holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering and serves as Associate Professor of Materials Science and Electrical Engineering. This expert utilizes analytical and high-resolution electron microscopy for materials characterization in order to develop structure-property relationships. Areas of interest include magnetic thin films for data storage and advanced structural materials. Further increases in the areal density for magnetic data storage will require new materials that can decrease the size of individual magnetic grains in the thin films. To develop the processing methods for growing these nanometer size features demands materials characterization with atomic resolution.
The majority of this expert's work has concentrated on magnetic materials. During this expert's post-doctoral studies, this expert performed research on Fe-Si alloys for soft-magnetic applications. This expert worked on permanent magnet materials such as Pt-Co-B alloys and this expert was involved in the development of magnetic-recording media for data storage for many years. This expert has over 30 publications concerning a number of different magnetic materials including CoPtCr longitudinal media, soft magnetic underlayers such FeTaN/IrMn and NiFe/IrMn multilayers, FePt/MgO multilayers, and FePt nanoparticles. This expert was a member of the International Magnetic Data Storage Consortium and has had research funding from many of the major hard drive manufactures.
Materials characterization using electron microscopy is the main thrust of this expert's research. This expert has excellent infrastructure for materials characterization that includes a scanning electron microscope with an energy dispersive spectrometer.
This expert has many years of experience as an expert for litigation primarily in failure analysis cases. This expert has been deposed and testified numerous times.
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.
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.
This expert is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of storage systems, having led the design and implementation of many state-of-the-art storage systems. This expert has served on peer-review committees for premier publication venues covering all aspects of storage system research, including systems that provide redundant remote access to remote data and metadata, take snapshots for the purpose of backups, and enforced security policy for access storage. This expert has served as an expert witness in a case involving deduplication technologies in highly virtualized storage systems.
This expert is a Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering. This expert holds PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science & Engineering, holds a BS in Computer Science & Mathematics, and is a named inventor on two US Patents.
As a technology expert with many years of litigation experience in over 50 cases, including 17
patent infringement cases and 25 IPR/CBM/GPR cases, this expert has authored reports and declarations, generated over 100 claim charts, inspected tens of millions of lines of source code, and examined numerous systems. This expert has a Master of Science in Computer Science as well as many years of experience in engineering, development, consulting, and management in data networking, monitoring, Web/Internet, software, and systems. This expert’s professional background includes cofounder of an Internet company providing human communication online rating and evaluation tools and services; cofounder and president of a provider of automated Web-based telecommunication test services; cofounder and CEO of an Internet eCommerce and portal company; general manager of data storage business unit and general manager of data networking business unit at a supplier of data storage and data networking systems; founder and president of a supplier of data storage manufacturing systems; and many years as telecommunication engineer and software developer.
This expert has extensive experience with networking and test and monitoring systems. As general manager of a data networking business unit, this expert was responsible for a data networking analysis tools business unit that designed and built network protocol analysis and monitoring products sold, under OEM agreement, by the largest network protocol analysis and monitoring products supplier. These products, among other capabilities, could trap and record IP addresses and data packets matching criteria in the various layers of the TCP/IP stack.
This expert designed data storage test systems and was involved with data storage protocol analyzers and monitoring products, including the best-selling data storage protocol analysis and monitoring products. For several years, as an engineer, this expert designed and implemented computer networks, data communication systems, test systems, and monitoring systems. This expert also has many years of experience in and deep understanding of Web/Internet technologies.
This expert has litigation experience with several cases and IPRs involving data networking cases and monitoring. This expert worked for a year on a trade secret and copyright case dealing with data networking load balancers.