FPGA Expert Witnesses
FPGA expert witness candidates must have a deep understanding not only of the components, but also of the FPGA market, history, progression of the technology, and of developing technologies.
FPGA, or field programmable gate array, is an integrated circuit that can be configured post-manufacture via software. An FPGA design is commonly configured using a hardware description language (HDL) such as VHDL or Verilog. Examples of FPGA market applications include aerospace and defense, medical electronics, digital television, consumer electronics, industrial, scientific instruments, cybersecurity systems and both wired and wireless communications. Major players in the FPGA space include Xilinx, Altera, Microchip, Lattice Semiconductor, QuickLogic, and Achronix.
A consulting expert is typically an electrical engineer with an advanced degree, familiar with computer science and possessing extensive experience in integrated circuit technology. While many consultants have the basic knowledge to get that part of the job done, the expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court, in a manner whereby lay people (the judge and every juror) can understand the technical nuances, such to make an informed decision.
An expert witness in this field will typically provide expertise in intellectual property matters – a patent litigation in the federal court or a trade secret dispute. It could be a patent infringement case in the District Court, an Inter Partes Review (IPR) in the PTAB (where the only expert testimony is through a deposition), or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). Less frequently, an FPGA expert might provide testimony in a torts matter like a personal injury case involving the failure analysis of a consumer electronics or other device.
A testifying expert, or expert witness, is generally the only one in the court who is allowed to provide testimony as to his or her opinion — because it is an expert opinion. Regardless of whether this takes the form of testimony in a deposition or trial, or in an expert report, the engineering expertise and analysis will provide credibility to allow the jury to consider the expert’s opinion with the weight it deserves. Cahn Litigation has completed numerous searches for an expert witness in the FPGA area, providing candidates for each case, to the specifications provided by the attorney in charge. Whether it’s for an integrated circuit patent case, or for pre-litigation reverse engineering or patent investigation, Cahn Litigation has the experience required to turn the expert witness search around quickly. We provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to get the job done.
FPGA Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those FPGA experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the FPGA landscape.