Integrated Circuit Expert Witnesses

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Integrated circuit expert witness candidates typically have advanced degrees, may be licensed professional engineers, and have extensive experience in semiconductor technology, semiconductor manufacturing, and/or electrical engineering. An integrated circuit expert witness must have a deep understanding not only of IC technology, but also of the semiconductor industry, market share and the developing technologies of the industry’s leading players.

Basic information on integrated circuit technology and semiconductor manufacturing is available through a chip market report from an industry analysis provider. But a semiconductor expert witness must have a deeper understanding of the market, its history, the progression of the technology and often an understanding of which competitors were working on various designs at different points of time during the initial development stage.

An expert witness in the integrated circuit field will typically provide his or her expertise in intellectual property matters, such as a patent litigation in the federal court. It could be a patent infringement case or trade secrets matter 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 electrical engineer might provide testimony in a torts matter like a product liability case involving the failure analysis of a consumer electronics or medical device.

While many integrated circuit consultants have forensic engineering expertise, the expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court, in a manner whereby lay people (the judge and jurors) can understand the technical evidence.

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 expert reports, the engineering component will provide credibility to his or her analysis and 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 integrated circuit space, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the attorney in charge.

Whether the case involves application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology, circuit simulation, semiconductor device manufacturing, analog integrated circuits, or IC design, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique project and its nuances.

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