An information technology expert witness typically has an advanced degree, extensive experience, and expertise in computer science, information technology, and/or software engineering. An expert witness chosen may be a member of an industry organization such as the IEEE or CompTIA.
An information technology expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation in 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, or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). A computer forensics expert or digital forensics expert can determine if there is evidence to reveal intellectual property infringement or theft.
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, expert report preparation, computer forensic analysis, claim charts, and related consulting activities. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, previous expert witness testimony experience is often a requirement. An information technology expert witness needs to not only have technical expertise but should also possess the ability to explain technology and electronic evidence to lay people, such as judges and jurors. In addition, the law firm team may seek a subject matter expert in information systems for pre-litigation consulting work.
Leading law firms consider Cahn Litigation Services the service provider of choice when it comes to locating expert witnesses that can support matters involving information technology.
Cahn Litigation Services knows Information Technology expert witnesses that are available for litigation support. Because all of our expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences, attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.