Geofence Expert Witnesses
Geofence expert witness candidates typically have backgrounds in geofencing technology, software engineering, location based services, network communications, and may possess specialized knowledge in GPS or GIS.
A geofence is a virtual geographic perimeter that can be used with location-based services to trigger an alert, via software, when location data detects that a defined geofence has been crossed by a mobile device. The alert commonly contains the location of the device, and is sent to a mobile phone or email account.
Geofencing market applications include:
- Keeping track of devices entering or exiting a facility
- Retail technology – allowing advertisers to dictate where certain ads are displayed
- Facility control – tracking who accesses certain points, and exactly when and where
- Security for local area networks
- Monitoring of employees working in field locations
- Vehicular theft alerts
- Location based messaging for safety and communication
For a crime investigation, a geofence warrant can be issued by a court to give law enforcement access to records on mobile devices within a specific geofence area, including location history. There are concerns by some that this special search warrant violates privacy and Fourth Amendment rights.
Often, matters requiring geofence expert witness work involve patent infringement or trade secret litigation. Expert witness services by a geofencing expert could include an expert report, expert opinion, and/or trial testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may require a testifying expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, clients often seek an industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
While many experts have geofencing expertise, a geofence expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby jurors can understand the technology and evidence.
Geofence Expert Witness - Representative Bios
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Geofence experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Geofence landscape.