Digital video recording expert witness candidates typically have an advanced degree, and a background in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science. Experts in digital video recording may have an affiliation with a technical industry organization such as the IEEE. Experience in forensic analysis (for example – audio forensics, computer forensics or digital forensics), can be important for a case. Digital video recording devices encompass set-top boxes, portable media players, and digital camcorders.
A digital video recording expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. An expert in digital video technology might also assist law enforcement with an analysis of video evidence. Litigation support by a digital video recording expert witness could include device examination, a forensic investigation, expert report preparation, deposition testimony, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a technologist with prior expert witness testimony experience. Lead counsel may also seek a digital video recording subject matter expert for pre-litigation consultant work.
Cahn Litigation Services has a vast expert network and often receives requests from attorney clients, representing the plaintiff or defendant, to help locate a digital video recording expert witness. Cahn Litigation Services has worked on sourcing experts for numerous projects involving digital video recording matters, including:
Whether the case calls for a testifying expert for court, or a behind-the-scenes technical guru, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to locate the right expert for the job at hand.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Digital Video Recording experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Digital Video Recording landscape.
This expert is a consultant and patent owner with many years of experience in developing and supporting the development and commercial exploitation of new technologies in the areas including audio and video encoding, decoding, recording, storage, transmission, and presentation, consumer electronics, digital television, broadcast, mobile, and fiber telecommunications, and computer and storage networks. This expert is specifically experienced in speech processing technologies and details of recognition and insertion of service signals in video programs.
This expert has supported numerous licensing negotiations and reexaminations/IPRs as well as over 50 patent-related District Court and ITC cases, in consultative preparation of cases, characterization of accused products (by testing, reverse engineering, source code review, etc.), preparation of declarations and reports, and, as needed, testifying.
This expert is a Member of the Audio Engineering Society and an Observer Member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).
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This expert holds a B. A. in Mathematics and Computer Science. This expert joined an early provider of timesharing computer services, where this expert developed mathematical and communications software. This expert performed hardware design, installation, and testing of optical character recognition equipment. This expert wrote a bit-slice processor microcode for the first broadcast video framestore/synchronizer and has taught electronics to art students.
This expert founded a company to design and build digital television processing equipment. This equipment converted the field-sequential color television signal from the Space Shuttle to NTSC, for viewing, recording, and distribution to television networks. The conversion and NTSC encoding were accomplished digitally. This company also undertook contracts for the design and development of special-purpose digital television equipment for a number of clients. All of these projects made extensive use of digital video; most dealt with the integration of television systems and computer systems.
This expert introduced video, high-definition television (HDTV), and accurate color technology to computer workstations and developed the system architecture for a product that brings video into the workstation environment.
This expert has been an active member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Working Group on Studio Video Standards, and its various subgroups, and has contributed to many video standards, including ITU-R Recommendations BT.601 and BT.709. This expert was a major technical contributor to the ANSI/SMPTE 240M and 260M standards for 1125/60 HDTV. This expert was involved in SMPTE's Working Group on Digital Pictures, which developed the SMPTE 168M (DPX) standard for the exchange of digital film frames in the film production community. This expert advocated the square-pixel common image format for HDTV, and was the prime mover to have this proposal accepted unanimously.
This expert worked for many years within television and computing standards organizations to encourage the adoption of standards for the use of television technology in computer environments. This expert worked to encourage the computer industry to adopt the ITU-R BT.709 HDTV colorimetry standard for accurate color interchange. This effort resulted in provision for ITU-R BT.709 colorimetry in the TIFF 6.0 file format, and led to the BT.709 color parameters being adopted in the sRGB standard for desktop computing.
This expert specializes in the physics, mathematics, and engineering of digital color imaging systems, including digital video, HDTV, and digital cinema (D-cinema). This expert has published many magazine articles, and published and presented many technical papers. This expert has organized and presented many popular courses and seminars.
This expert received BS and MS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. This expert was an R&D Engineer at a technology company where this expert worked on the development of a packet switched satellite modem and several sequential decoders for the decoding of convolutional codes. This expert joined the faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering at a prestigious university as an Assistant Professor; this expert was appointed to Associate Professor, with tenure, and was a Full Professor. This expert taught courses in digital communications, error control codes, information theory, detection and estimation theory, digital systems and audio engineering. This expert's current research interests include: information, coding and communication theory, algorithms for digital communications, coding for computer memory systems, signal processing and error-control in optical and magnetic recording systems, audio and video signal compression, algebraic geometric coding theory and symbolic and numerical computer methods. This expert has been an active member of the consulting community. This expert has worked on problems of digital HDTV and cable TV transmission, DSP and hardware based trellis coded modems, modulation and error-control for optical LANs, and modulation and coding for recording systems. This expert is the inventor on several patents. This expert is the founder and chief scientist for a digital communications company. This expert was the CEO and Principal Scientist a fabless semiconductor company specializing in physical-layer communications with a particular expertise in forward error correction (FEC). The technology is vital in: high-speed wireless networking (IEEE 802.11/WiFi), cable modem, digital-TV, digital subscriber line and satellite/terrestrial wireless. This expert has received an Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is an active member of IEEE. This expert has extensive litigation experience both in district court and in IPR.
This expert has extensive prior litigation experience including several streaming technologies cases. This expert has extensive experience in the design and development of electronic systems comprising software, hardware and integrated circuits. This expert has consulted in the fields of digital signal processing, including streaming media/data, video processing technology, video and audio compression and decompression, FPGA system design, integrated circuit design, signal integrity, networking, fiber optic transmission, high-speed memory controller design, image processing and computer graphics. This expert also has extensive experience in the design and development of software systems and hardware/software co-design. This expert has developed software systems ranging from apps on smartphones to electronic design tools, and has extensive experience with design tools in developing commercial electronic products.
This expert has worked with FPGA technology to develop commercial products with high performance requirements, including high-performance memory controllers, state machines, and memory-based recording logic analyzers. This expert’s expertise also includes signal integrity at the IC package, board, backplane and cable level, and has served on multiple standards committees in the development of serial and parallel interface standards for the networking industry. This expert has been responsible for turnkey electronic product design and development for clients.