Digital Camera Expert Witnesses

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Digital camera expert witnesses typically have advanced degrees and expertise in electrical engineering, optical engineering, mechanical engineering, and/or computer science. A digital camera expert witness should have deep understanding not only of the technology, but also of the camera market share, market size, market growth and competitive landscape. A digital camera expert witness needs substantive expertise, as well as possess the ability to explain digital evidence, video evidence, and technology to a judge and jury.

A digital camera expert could provide expertise in intellectual property matters, such as a patent litigation in federal or district court, a trade secret dispute, or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). A forensic expert can reverse engineer components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. An expert in digital camera technology might also provide testimony in a torts matter like product liability. In a crime related matter, law enforcement could call on the expertise of a digital camera guru to analyze evidence and opine on a digital image.

Expert witness services by a digital camera expert witness could include reverse engineering, failure analysis, expert opinion, expert report preparation, and testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a technologist with prior expert testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek an industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.

On behalf the plaintiff or defendant, law firms call on Cahn Litigation Services to locate expert witnesses to support digital camera technology matters. Whether the case involves digital imaging, video recording, digital enhancement, auto focus, voice identification, or image processing, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly. The firm has earned the reputation of providing candidates with the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique project.

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


Expert Witness #263714

This expert holds an MS in Engineering and serves as President and CTO for a highly sought-after consultancy. This expert specializes in Electronic Imaging Systems, Electronic & Wireless Transfer Systems, Hardware & Software Development, and Product Development & Enhancements.

This expert is very familiar with the systems used for the capture and transfer of video/images and their wireless transfer. This expert served in several technical and management roles for a public company including Research Scientist, Chief Engineer, and Program Manager all dealing with digital imaging and Advanced Digital Camera operations. As such, this expert was hands-on with efforts regarding:

-  defining, and performing R&D projects focused on hybrid imaging systems
-  the design and programming of DSP-based image processing solutions requiring multiple DSPs
-  leading a team of engineers that developed a USB digital video camera. This video camera was capable of streaming video at one (lower) resolution, while also supporting the transfer of a second (higher) resolution image under the control of the host computer. This expert has several patents as a result of the development of this product. This expert later led a digital camera advanced development group that deployed numerous new product features including simultaneous (low res) video preview, compression and (hi res) capture to flash memory storage.

Additionally, this expert has the hardware and software expertise to work with a legal team to devise and direct reverse engineering experiments and efforts directed to assessment of infringement. This expert is also familiar with the patent process, claims language and patents generally.


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Expert Witness #263706

This expert has intimate knowledge and experience in developing signal flows and protocols starting within the image sensor, through the image processor and to various video outputs, including camera throughput at multiple resolutions for preview and further processing, streaming, etc. This expert has been engaged as an expert on an IPR case, has been deposed multiple times, and has written many expert reports, rebuttals, and claim constructions.

In addition to leading technology development at a software development company and at this expert's start-up company, this expert worked with image signal processing (ISP) engineers at many of the industry's major players; in some cases the interactions were with multiple divisions such as professional camera, consumer camera, and automotive. The various applications this expert supported include professional and consumer video cameras, various digital consumer cameras, security and surveillance, and for automotive. This required management of multiple video streams starting at the image sensor, through color and sparse pixel processing in the sensor and the supporting image signal processor, to implementation of control signals and signal readout per custom and MIPI standards, adjustment of image capture settings, and handling of video and still image content throughout the various image capture systems. This expert is up to date on recent advancements targeted for multi-camera smartphones. This expert has a patent pending which leverages the additional layers within stacked image sensors for in-sensor image signal processing. This expert has authored 150 publications, and holds 41 patents in the general field of imaging sensors.


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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 #211941

This expert holds a Ph.D. in Physics and is a systems, signals and algorithms consultant to industry and legal professionals, and has many years of experience in video, imaging, modeling, simulation, and systems analysis, design, development and testing. Prior to running a successful consultancy, this expert gained experience on automated digital photogrammetry and raster/vector integration of maps with imagery at street-level, military and satellite resolution. This expert developed digital image processing algorithms to improve image and stereo-matching quality for a digital terrain modeling system based on satellite data. This expert has also developed software and algorithms for affine transformation, edge filtering, kriging interpolation and image stereo matching with sub-pixel acuity. This expert has worked on automated photogrammetric adjustment methods based on pitch, roll and yaw angles, as well coordinate determination based on codeless GPS. This expert continued working on integration of detailed maps with military imagery, developing quadtree database technology for a Combat Information Processor. This expert developed a three-axis spacecraft attitude determination system that provided solutions for pitch, roll and yaw expressed as quaternions, updated via gyroscopes and other sensors. Further, this expert developed calibration algorithms for a 3D laser scanner with street-level ranging based on point cloud technology, and also developed a nine-camera video surveillance system based on wavelet hardware. This expert has experience with video and still imagery includes research & development and publication of low latency encoder/decoder algorithms for MPEG and DICOM imagery. As a Registered Patent Agent, this expert is often called upon to serve as an expert consultant to provide technical analysis related to patent infringement, patent validity and the research tax credit.


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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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