Magnetic Tape Expert Witnesses

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Magnetic tape expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience and expertise in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering, often possess a PhD, and may have experience as a university professor. Representing either the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is the service provider of choice to locate expert witnesses that can support a case requiring a magnetic tape storage expert. It is essential that a technical expert witness possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a jury can understand the technology and scientific evidence.

Whether the case involves audio tapes, forensic analysis, or electronic discovery, 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.

A magnetic tape expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters — a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute, or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). A magnetic tape subject matter expert could also be called in for a failure analysis investigation project.

Litigation support by a magnetic tape expert witness could include an expert report, forensic engineering, expert deposition, expert opinion, and expert witness testimony in trial court. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may request a technical expert with prior expert witness experience. Clients may also seek an expert consultant with specialized knowledge in magnetic tape technology for pre-litigation work.

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Magnetic Tape Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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

Expert Witness #256789

This expert is a world-renowned expert in the field of magnetic media, its materials and design. This expert is the founder, President and CEO of companies highly regarded for their research and work in tribology, mechanical testing and nano-indenting expertise and product lines. Each was acquired by a leader in the global manufacturing of high-end analytical instruments. This expert obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.

In the area of magnetic media, this expert has:

-  authored at least eight papers on magnetic recording
-  a patent on particle detection.
-  organized/chaired scientific meetings/conferences on particle nano-testing
-  worked on development and testing of magnetic tape drives

This expert has significant prior patent litigation experience having written reports, been deposed and testified.

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Expert Witness #226411

This expert holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and is a Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer with particular expertise in Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits. This expert’s experience and skills bridge the gap between the methodologies used by the digital, analog and radio frequency circuit design teams. This expert specializes in integrated circuits (silicon chips) used for signal-processing which:

Detect signals from a sensor (e.g. antenna, microphone, pixel, thermocouple and so forth)

Amplify, filter, then convert the signal to the digital domain

Perform further processing in the digital domain

Convert the result back to the analog domain for further processing, and/or

Deliver the final output to an actuator

Examples of these systems are

Telephones, mobile phones and cell phones

Data recording and retrieving systems for magnetic media such as disk drives or magnetic tape

Radio transmitters/receivers and their building blocks such as low noise amplifiers, filters, automatic gain control and frequency mixers (down-converters, up-converters)

Audio amplifiers

Audio recording/reproduction systems

Heat, ventilation and air conditioning controllers

Data transmitting/receiving systems such as serializer/de-serializers (SERDES)


Behavioral modeling of analog/mixed-signal circuits using Verilog-AMS, VHDL-AMS or MATLAB/Simulink, emphasizing multiple model views targeted towards

Specific verification requirements

High-speed verification using real-value modeling techniques

System-level design exploration

Executable design specs

Synthesizable block diagrams using MATLAB/Simulink/HDL-Coder

Expert Witness in the areas of Mixed Signal ICs, Patents, Patent Infringement, Patent Litigation, Intellectual Property (IP), Electro-mechanical system forensic investigations.

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Expert Witness #226781

This expert is the principal of a successful storage consulting firm with extensive experience in all aspects of storage technology, interfaces, backup and restore products and file systems. Among this expert's areas of specialty are flash memory (memory cards, solid state disks, flash drives), optical storage (CD, DVD, WORM, Magneto-Optical), Magnetic Storage (hard disk, floppy disk, tape), RAID/Disk Arrays, cloud storage, PCMCIA and Storage Area Networks (SAN). This expert has participated in over fifty conferences and events as speaker, session chair and conference chair. Drawing on many years of experience in the storage industry and many years of experience as a computer engineer, this expert has been retained as an expert witness and/or expert consultant in nearly one hundred engagements involving patent, trade secret, copyright and patent portfolio reviews. Cases have involved technology in the storage, IC CAD, software and hardware industries. This expert has written expert reports, been deposed and has provided courtroom testimony at trial. Flash memory firmware and drivers were at issue in one case, and flash memory card reader circuitry was at issue in another for which he provided the critical trial testimony.

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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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