Disk drives expert witness candidates typically have an advanced degree and expertise in electrical engineering, computer science, materials science, and/or hardware engineering. Common disk drive devices include are the hard disk drive (HDD), the floppy disk drive (FDD) and optical disc drives.
A disk drives expert witness often provides expertise in intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. A computer forensics expert can determine if there is evidence to reveal intellectual property infringement or theft. Clients may also seek a disk drive specialist for pre-litigation consulting work.
In a litigation support scenario, a technical expert can expect courtroom testimony, as well as other expert witness services such as depositions, expert opinion, expert testimony, a prior art search, an expert report, computer forensic analysis, claim charts, and related consulting activities. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, previous expert witness experience is often a requirement. A hard drive expert witness must not only have the appropriate substantive expertise but should also possess the ability to explain electronic evidence and technology to lay people, including a judge and jury.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Disk Drives experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Disk Drives landscape.
This expert is the principal of a successful storage consulting firm with extensive experience in all aspects of storage technology, interfaces, backup and restore products and file systems. Among this expert's areas of specialty are flash memory (memory cards, solid state disks, flash drives), optical storage (CD, DVD, WORM, Magneto-Optical), Magnetic Storage (hard disk, floppy disk, tape), RAID/Disk Arrays, cloud storage, PCMCIA and Storage Area Networks (SAN). This expert has participated in over fifty conferences and events as speaker, session chair and conference chair. Drawing on many years of experience in the storage industry and many years of experience as a computer engineer, this expert has been retained as an expert witness and/or expert consultant in nearly one hundred engagements involving patent, trade secret, copyright and patent portfolio reviews. Cases have involved technology in the storage, IC CAD, software and hardware industries. This expert has written expert reports, been deposed and has provided courtroom testimony at trial. Flash memory firmware and drivers were at issue in one case, and flash memory card reader circuitry was at issue in another for which he provided the critical trial testimony.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and is a technical leader with many years of experience designing and supervising the design of digital circuits across a wide range of applications, including CPUs, ASICs within hard disk drives and LAN controllers. This expert has deep expertise in computer bus design and knowledge of bus standards, computer architect, is a college level lecturer and author of a book chapter on bus design, and has software expertise in operating systems and input/output subsystems. This expert has been a management and technical contributor with technology giants, and teaches courses at a University. Additionally, this expert has extensive prior litigation experience. This expert has been engaged as an expert in excess of 40 times, providing expert reports and declarations in more than half. This expert been he has testified in deposition and at trial, and served as a neutral technical advisor to three Federal District Court judges.