Programming Expert Witnesses


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What is a programming expert witness?

Programming expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in computer sciencesoftware engineering, and/or computer forensics. The chosen expert may be a member of an industry organization such as the Association of Software Professionals (ASP), the Developers Alliance, or the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE). In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a computer engineer or programmer with prior expert witness experience. 

What types of cases require a programming expert witness?

Often, matters requiring programming expert witness services involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, software copyright or trade secret disputes. A computer programming expert could also be called in to consult on technical or implementation issues, which could require digital forensics work.

Programming expert witness case examples

Leading litigation law firms call on Cahn Litigation Services to locate expert witnesses that can support software matters, including those involving programming. Whether the case involves:

What litigation support work might a programming expert witness be expected to perform?

Litigation support by a software expert could include computer software analyses, reverse engineering, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, and expert testimony in the courtroom. In addition, clients may seek a software industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a programming expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.

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Programming Expert Witness - Representative Bios

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