Digital Rights Management Expert Witnesses

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Digital rights management expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in intellectual property law, computer science, and/or economic damages. Depending on the specifics of a case, specialists such as a software expert, cybersecurity expert, digital media technology expert, or music industry expert may be needed to support a case.

An intellectual property protection program stops others from using an owner’s intellectual property (e.g., trademark infringement, trade secret, patent infringement, copyright infringement) without a licensing agreement. Copyright law protects authors of original creations, and digital rights management (DRM) technologies control the use and distribution of copyrighted works (i.e., software and digital multimedia content), as well as systems within devices that enforce these policies.

Litigation support by a digital rights management expert witness could include reverse engineering, expert report preparation, expert opinion, depositions, and/or expert testimony in court. An economic damages expert could be called upon to provide lost profits and damages calculations. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require a seasoned expert witness. In addition, counsel may seek a DRM expert for pre-litigation consultant work.

Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has placed testifying experts for a wide variety of copyright dispute matters, including those involving digital rights management. The firm is skilled and experienced at identifying the ideal expert to provide support for all types of intellectual property matters.

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

Expert Witness #248881

This expert is a globally recognized authority on technology issues pertaining to intellectual property in the digital age. This expert has contributed to standards initiatives related to content identification, metadata, and rights. This expert has served as an expert witness in litigations related to copyright, digital content and security technologies, in federal court and before the Copyright Royalty Board and the PTO. This expert has testified before and advised public policy entities on digital copyright and technology issues on three continents. This expert is author of a book on DRM, and several whitepapers, book chapters and journal articles on technologies related to digital media and copyright.

This expert has been an invited speaker at many conferences, including the World Economic Forum; National Association of Broadcasters annual conference; Congressional Internet Caucus State of the Net conference; the ACM Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference; International Copyright Technology Conference, Digital Book World, Progress and Freedom Foundation Summit; and Globes Business Conference. This expert has been quoted in publications worldwide and has appeared on news outlets.

This expert was Chief Technology Officer of a knowledge destination web site for lifelong learners backed by scholarly institutions. This expert defined the content and e-commerce technology architecture and built its technology infrastructure. As Director of Publishing Systems at a publishing company, this expert implemented content management systems for many of the company's newspaper, book, and professional information publishing businesses, and performed technical due diligence on acquisition candidate companies. This expert's career in digital media began at a bond rating agency, where this expert developed a pre-web-era architecture for electronic publishing of credit reports. This expert holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and an M.S. in Computer Science.

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Expert Witness #264955

In addition to work as a professor, this expert advises creators, owners and distributors of music, media and technology and the investors that are active in those sectors. This expert counsels music creators and rights holders on public policy and litigation, and has provided expert testimony before the Copyright Royalty Board and in arbitration, and supports media and technology companies and their financial sponsors on capital formation and growth strategy, digital product/service development, acquisitions and restructuring. This expert’s long career in the music industry has provided him with a deep understanding of music royalty rates.

This expert teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Music Entrepreneurship, Music Analytics, Strategic Marketing, Global Music Management and the Business Structure of the Music Industry. This expert founded and operated a Grammy Award winning independent record label and music publisher where this expert signed, recorded and published multi-platinum artists. This expert has authored a book, as well as many podcast, papers and presentations. This expert is a member of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) and the Music Business Association.

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Expert Witness #208883

This expert holds a BS in Computer Science. As the principal of a highly successful consultancy, this expert conducts investigations of Intellectual Property issues regarding software and source code and subsequently testifies as a Technical Expert Witness.

This expert specializes in:

- software and systems
- analysis and technical presentation
- patent and copyright infringement
- digital rights management
- trademarks, trade secrets and contractual compliance
- neutral technical advisor to the court
- Special Master services

This expert was an early implementer of Z39.50 systems. The efficacy of such systems took off with the advent of GUI under interfaces, and HTML/browsers. This expert knows the history of the tools, such as crawlers used to construct databases of content. This expert worked on multilingual clinical systems where the user at the screen may be native to one language while producing content for end users native to another language. This expert has hands-on background on internet search and retrieval; designing catalogs, indexing, Z39.50 Internet search protocol, Unicode, and has developed a multilingual laboratory automation system.

As a pioneer in litigation data science, this expert developed a comprehensive Intellectual Property database that serves as a tool in evaluating patent portfolios. This expert is co-author of a guide for attorneys and courts in interpreting and assessing the meaning of patent claim terminology.  

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