Hard Drive

A hard drive expert witness typically has an advanced degree and expertise in electrical engineering, computer science, materials science, and/or hardware engineering. Cahn Litigation Services is called on by law firm clients to locate expert witnesses that can support matters involving hard drive technology.

A hard drive expert witness could provide 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 hard disk subject matter expert 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.

Whether the project involves digital forensics, an external hard drive, deleted files, hard drive data extraction or a disk image, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search around quickly. History has shown that the firm consistently provides experts with the perfect balance of expertise and testimony to support each specific project and its nuances.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Hard Drive experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Hard Drive landscape.


Expert Witness #257007

This expert holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering and serves as Associate Professor of Materials Science and Electrical Engineering. This expert utilizes analytical and high-resolution electron microscopy for materials characterization in order to develop structure-property relationships. Areas of interest include magnetic thin films for data storage and advanced structural materials. Further increases in the areal density for magnetic data storage will require new materials that can decrease the size of individual magnetic grains in the thin films. To develop the processing methods for growing these nanometer size features demands materials characterization with atomic resolution.

The majority of this expert's work has concentrated on magnetic materials. During this expert's post-doctoral studies, this expert performed research on Fe-Si alloys for soft-magnetic applications. This expert worked on permanent magnet materials such as Pt-Co-B alloys and this expert was involved in the development of magnetic-recording media for data storage for many years. This expert has over 30 publications concerning a number of different magnetic materials including CoPtCr longitudinal media, soft magnetic underlayers such FeTaN/IrMn and NiFe/IrMn multilayers, FePt/MgO multilayers, and FePt nanoparticles. This expert was a member of the International Magnetic Data Storage Consortium and has had research funding from many of the major hard drive manufactures.

Materials characterization using electron microscopy is the main thrust of this expert's research. This expert has excellent infrastructure for materials characterization that includes a scanning electron microscope with an energy dispersive spectrometer.

This expert has many years of experience as an expert for litigation primarily in failure analysis cases. This expert has been deposed and testified numerous times.   


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