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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Music Infringement experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Music Infringement landscape.
This expert has worked as an independent Music Producer/Consultant servicing the TV, Radio, Digital Media and Advertising communities. This expert's business is focused on music production, song licensing and creating Brand Partnerships. Concurrently, this expert serves as Director of Strategic Marketing for a digital audio technology company founded by an iconic music producer. This expert's role is multi-dimensional across a variety of industries: Consumer & Entertainment, Medical, and Aviation.
Most of this expert's career has been spent producing music for major Brands in the world of advertising. This expert is probably best known for work serving as SVP/Executive Music Producer. This position afforded executive level marketing experience while creating relationships at the highest levels of the music industry. This expert helped set the standard for music licensing which drives today's market. This expert helped break down the barriers between the music and ad industries by giving many famous artists the opportunity to lend their talents to brand advertising.
Over time, artists and Brands became an effective, in-demand marketing "solution". This expert oversaw many such deals and managed the relationships. This expert's skills in both copyright and contract law were honed during these years. As is the nature of the business, this expert helped fend-off inevitable copyright infringement suits (all of which were successfully defended), and repaired issues as they arose with artist/brand partnerships. This expert worked hand in hand with an attorney as problems arose; and while this expert never provided expert testimony as an outside consultant (he was contractually prevented from doing so), this expert has given depositions, provided testimony, created defense strategies and researched data.
From a marketing perspective, music has always been a critical element to consumer engagement. As the stigma of advertising melted away mostly due to music piracy, artists and record labels lined up at this expert's doorstep looking to make a deal.
Brands became the new major source of revenue replacing record sales. Brands loved the cache associated with these artists and their music, providing "instant equity". Pop and Rock artists were the first wave. The second wave was bigger, more intense and out of the box - Hip Hop. Wholesome brands were foregoing "morals clauses" in their contracts to align themselves with the Gansta element. And this expert knows, as this expert did many of those deals. And they wouldn't have been done if the data did not support the value of the partnership.
This expert has many years of academic and engineering experience and has experience as an expert witness in computer science, software development, network streaming media, embedded systems, enterprise software systems, digital signal processing for audio and music technology. This expert has sustained a long and successful career at the cutting edge of software development and system design using multiprocessor/multi-core architectures for signal processing and control. This expert has been a Software Architect for multiple projects at various companies, and has consulted for a long list of technology companies. This expert provides computer technology consulting, software engineering, and litigation support to high-technology companies, internationally.
This expert has testified before the International Trade Commission, and before a jury in Federal Court, has testified at Markman claim construction hearings and Markman tutorials in Federal Court, been deposed over 10 times, and has authored more than 50 reports and declarations. Case types include patent, trademark infringement, copyright, trade secret misappropriation, and inequitable conduct. This expert has worked on complex international patent cases, and has provided expertise on such diverse areas as streaming media systems, handheld networked Personal Information Management (PIM) devices, enterprise email systems, software for factory automation, interactive databases, enterprise software for management of media libraries, MPEG audio compression, on-line gaming, composition systems, digital camera hardware and software, digital audio hardware and software technologies, compilers, file systems, operating systems, and more.
This expert has worked for companies that interfaced between portable and nonportable devices for sharing information and resources. Additionally, this expert has testified on matters regarding the protocol for having a portable device direct music to be transmitted to a sound system wirelessly.
This expert has published widely in various juried journals, and has authored three books including a two-volume text on the mathematics of music, and a collection of articles on artificial neural networks and music research. This expert taught graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science and digital audio, conducted computer systems research for digital audio, designed and built several networked digital media computer laboratories.