An e-commerce expert witness typically has expertise in digital marketing, computer science, social media, search engine optimization, consumer behavior, advertising, internet technology, information technology, and/or electronic commerce. Cahn Litigation Services is skilled and experienced at finding the ideal expert to provide expert witness services for e-commerce related matters.
E-commerce (electronic commerce) describes buying/selling via online services or over the Internet. There are many facets to electronic commerce including mobile payments, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, and inventory management systems.
Examples of e-commerce activities include:
The market for e-commerce activity is stunning: Statista predicts that in the United States alone, e-commerce sales will surpass $740 billion by 2023. Cahn Litigation expects to see an increase in e-commerce expert witness opportunities coming our way.
E-commerce technology cases that would require technical expertise include intellectual property matters (such as patent infringement, trademark, software copyright), and fraud. Litigation support by an e-commerce expert witness could include technology analysis by an expert, an expert report, expert opinion, and expert testimony in court. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require a testifying expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, clients often seek an industry expert for expert consulting for pre-litigation work.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Ecommerce experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Ecommerce landscape.
This expert is the Co-Founder of two successful security consulting firms specializing in network security and online fraud prevention. This expert has an extensive background in electronic payments and transactions, contributed to the very early Bluetooth specs, and published the first analysis of Bluetooth security vulnerabilities. This expert developed PoS related technologies and is highly knowledgeable when it comes to chip/stripe communication, having published on aspects of AIDC.
As a Principal Scientist this expert's mandate was to determine the impact of future fraud scenarios on commerce and authentication and developing intellectual property to address such problems. This expert is known throughout the industry as one of the more prominent computer scientists working in authentication, and user interfaces and payment systems. Along with being the named inventor on over one hundred issued and pending U.S. patents, this expert is one of the most cited authors in computer science. This expert has experience working as an expert witness in several patent litigation cases,
having been deposed ~30 times and testified in marksman hearings twice.
These expert have many years in the information technology industry in general and web technology, browsers, cookies, the HTTP communications protocol, interactive web pages, ecommerce, single sign on (SSO) / authentication in particular. This experience involved hands-on architecture design, code development and deployment of eCommerce systems from scratch and utilization of tools such as Microsoft Merchant/Commerce Server, and the development of multiple systems. They each have a Microsoft SharePoint practice to develop collaborative web sites for various industries including financial services, military contractor, telecommunications, food, retail, aviation, and government. For example, regarding cookies, one expert was an advisor and DBA for in the development of the first marketplace and actually developed the original specification for cookies. At the time, "server side" cookies were available for logged in/authenticated users however in the development of this marketplace, this proved to be inefficient in the dial-up environment (disconnection caused a "dropped basket" and users would not return). The other expert independently designed the technique for creating dynamic ecommerce product offerings on the fly with database driven web pages rather than the static hand-coded web pages which were used traditionally. This expert was an expert in a case which involved online, and multifactor authentication used by banks.
These experts have been intellectual property litigation experts for many years. They have both worked on many cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, both individually and jointly. They have separately authored many expert reports and we have been deposed countless times. Each has been declared as testifying experts in federal court cases.
This expert is a Professor and also serves as Director, Information & Technology Management academic programs. This expert publishes extensively, speaks at conferences globally, and teaches. This expert is involved in both academic and practitioner organizations relating to information systems, IT services management, and organization management. This expert serves on several editorial boards, and is on program and planning committees for conferences. This expert's research interests are innovative uses of IT in organizations, IT service management, IT for developing countries, IT-related privacy, and emerging technologies.
This expert worked in industry for many years before getting a PhD. Positions included:
This expert has served as an expert for litigation.
This expert has real-world hands-on experience with every aspect of technical SEO and eCommerce marketing. Recognized as a Top Google contributor, this expert has served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies (as well as small-medium size businesses) planning and implementing white-hat SEO to advance marketing strategies. This expert is a frequent presenter at industry conferences. As an SEO/SEM expert witness this expert has been engaged by both Plaintiffs and Defendants.
Founder and President of an independent financial technologies consultancy, this expert has designed and managed major management consulting and technology projects for 58 major domestic and foreign banks and Wall Street firms, including the design, purchase, and installation of more than $2.4 billion worth of telecommunications, computer technology, software and specialized hardware. This expert works with the entire spectrum of modern financial services technology, including trading telecommunications and computers, LAN/WAN design, communications cabling, wireless communications, front and back office financial processing systems, security software and devices, and special hardware and software projects of all types. This expert serves as an Expert Witness in telecom and computer matters in state and federal courts, and also does General Management Consulting Engagements, Market Research and Strategic Planning. This expert has both courtroom and deposition experience. A respected designer of original computer hardware and software for the financial services industry, this expert is the inventor of a Wireless Integrated Trading System, a 20Mb/s bandwidth infrared system used for trading room disaster recovery; an electronic office access system, installed in major office buildings nationwide; and a microprocessor system for measuring productivity in 'moving line' situations, installed at shuttle operations at a major airport and various bank branches. This expert completed the systems design and programming of an online foreign exchange trading system for a hedge fund. This expert studied Computer Science, Business Administration, and Electronics Engineering. This expert writes for technical media, and is the author of several books on banking, computers and telecommunications, as well as many articles in the financial press. This expert is a Member of IEEE, AIIE, ASM, and EFTA.
This expert holds a Master's of Science degree in Computer Science and has been a marketing consultant for many years. Certified by Google in both AdWords and Analytics, this expert founded a search marketing agency through which this expert provides consulting services for technology companies, ecommerce providers, web development firms and other clients. This expert has been an expert in many trademark cases, including those involving Google AdWords and Analytics. This expert's testifying experience includes ten depositions and six trials. This expert is well-published on topics related to digital advertising and Google Analytics, and speaks regularly on matters related to web marketing.
This expert is a Computer Scientist and Technology Consultant specializing in Telecommunications, Mobile Network communications, Point of Sale, and Secure financial transactions. This expert brings many years of experience in a diverse set of technologies including Credit Card transaction processing, eWallet validation, Payment Gateways, Point of Sale devices including NFC/RFID, Magnetic Stripe, MST, and Chip readers, and Wireless communications (WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM, and Broadband). This expert also implemented methods for privacy and fraud protection, encrypted wireless communications, tokenization, authentication and authorization.
This expert has been a testifying expert for over 60 cases including patent litigation, ITC, IPRs, and CBMs for secure financial transactions, Point of Sale, Mobile and Wireless payment authentication, providing expert reports, deposition, and trial testimony.
Summary of Related Professional Experience
Developed multiple credit card payment methods and payment gateway solutions for eCommerce clients.
Developed patent claims to cover secure mobile payment transactions and account access using user id authentication. Development of high-speed wireless communications using wifi mesh networks and Bluetooth communications.
Implemented applications for wireless data communications using 802.11 and Bluetooth on wireless, local secure networks. Audio data encryption for VoIP, fax and modem application. Developed Data Transaction Authentication and verification (to identify tampering, or modification).
System Architect and developer of financial systems for:
Online Trading – Developed 1st version of Securities trading system
PDA Trader Access - Wireless retrieval of financial transactions information
Secure online systems for payment transactions and policyholder claims processing
This expert heads an internationally recognized consultancy providing Expert Witness Services to law firms involved in litigation related to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) technology or business. This expert has been working in the areas of computing, Software development, Cyberspace, Internet/Ecommerce, SEO, and PPC.
Ecommerce & Conversions
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Online Advertising/Pay Per Click
Internet-Technology Patents, Inter Partes Re-exams, CBM/Post-Grant Challenges
Ecommerce-related Unfair Business Practices
Online Defamation/Online Libel
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
Founder of an eBusiness Service Provider
Founder of an Internet-enabled publishing firm
VP of Web Solutions for a national ISP
VP of Marketing for a Web-applications company
ecommerce consultant, VP of Business & Corp. Development for e-commerce startup
Extensive authorship related to Internet, technology
working in all areas of online business
Dozens of Internet & Technology books
Hundreds of Internet & Technology newspaper & magazine articles
This expert is an Adjunct Professor at a College of Information Sciences and, a principal scientist in a social computing group, and a Professor in the College of Science and Engineering. This expert has a Ph.D. in computer science, along with master’s degrees in computer science and international relations.
This expert specializes in the uses and affordances of the Web for information searching and ecommerce, with a focus on interactions among the person, information, and technology. Current active research areas are Web searching, information retrieval, keyword advertising, online marketing, and online social networking within the ecommerce domain. This expert has both research and practical experience in the design of web/online systems, including the design of interfaces and has taught programming and system development courses. This expert also has solid experience with database and database management systems, which are usually the backend of many of these online systems.
This expert has authored or co-authored 250 or so research publications, with articles appearing in a multi-disciplinary and extremely wide range of journals and conferences. This expert has received several awards and honors, including a Research Award, six application development awards, and a university-level teaching award, along with other writing, publishing, research, teaching, and leadership honors.
This expert has done several consulting projects (log analysis, statistical analysis) and expert witness cases (patent litigation, civil litigation, and class action suits) in the areas of keyword advertising, web analytics, co-registration, domain parking, webpage access, webpage history, and online advertising click fraud. These include several cases concerning patent invalidity for the design/development of online systems.