Real Time Computing Expert Witnesses

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Real time computing expert witness candidates typically have advanced degrees and backgrounds in computer science, software engineering, computer forensics, computer security and/or embedded systems. Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firms to locate an expert witness that can support real time computing matters, on behalf of either a plaintiff or defendant.

Real time computing is a metric that indicates user-driven events that will happen instantly on command. As an example, an operating system manages the hardware resources of a computer. A real time operating system performs tasks with precision and reliability. A real time system “controls an environment by receiving data, processing them, and returning the results sufficiently quickly to affect the environment at that time.”

Often, matters requiring real time computing expert witness services involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, software copyright or trade secret disputes. A digital forensic expert recovers data from digital devices, and can be helpful in computer criminal cases. Litigation support by a real time computing expert witness could include computer software analysis, forensic investigation, an expert report, expert opinion, and expert testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a testifying expert with prior expert witness experience. A real time computing expert needs to not only have software expertise but must also possess the ability to explain digital evidence to judges and jurors.

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Real Time Computing Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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


Expert Witness #125102


This expert holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and is an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This expert instructs graduate level seminars on embedded computer architectures, and their relation to compiled languages, and embedded software systems. This expert is also an avid technologist, entrepreneur, founder of a highly successful technology consultancy and managing director at a private equity angel investing firm. This expert is involved in IEEE / ACM Design Automation Conference’s Embedded Software and Systems Track and the IEEE Real Time Systems Symposium.  Previously, this expert held industry roles with major US semiconductor companies in the areas of computer architecture, high performance software, and related systems; formerly, chief architect of hardware and software systems for Fortune 500 semiconductor companies.

This expert is the architect of open source computer architecture simulation environments used for hardware/software system design at various US universities. This expert is also the named inventor on multiple US patents, including client/server computing and embedded operating systems.

This expert has extensive experience with testimony (validity/infringement and related), depositions, expert report generation and investigation of computer video hardware and video software systems such as computer operating systems and systems software. Additionally, this expert has extensive experience in reverse engineering and source code review of multi millions of lines of software and hardware source code.


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Expert Witness #209442

This expert holds a Ph.D. in computer science and is the co-founder of a leading software and technology consulting firm and a lecturer and researcher at a University. This expert provides advice on technical, business, and intellectual property strategy to e-commerce startups and also works as an expert witness on patent infringement cases. This expert’s research interests include electronic commerce, interoperability of heterogeneous databases, database integration, object-oriented databases, database implementation, databases on parallel computers, federated autonomous databases, database views including updates, incomplete information and nulls, software integration and reuse, and large system integration.

This expert has been:

Chief Technical Advisor of a software company, which was the technology leader in the Transactional Application Server market, providing a foundation for distributed computing. This company accelerated the development and deployment of high-performance distributed systems.

Co-Founder, COO and CFO of a company that developed applications for the business to business e-commerce market. Its applications address the challenge of creating, operating, and maintaining industry catalogs for Internet market makers.

Advisor to a company that created an integrated demand profit management system that captures real-time demand data and through patent-pending applications determines optimum inventory allocation and replenishment drivers in high velocity value chains.

Co-inventor of technology for a "do not spam" registry. This technology was licensed.

Co-founder of a company which provided free Internet access to hotel guests through their in-room Internet Appliance with proprietary software using a custom advertising delivery system.

Co-Founder and co-inventor of a startup that offered targeted promotions based on its purchase mining technology.

This expert managed a University’s efforts on collaborative engineering, workflow, and database security and coordinated relationships with industry. This expert was project manager for an effort that included research on searchable online catalogs, providing services over the Internet, and concurrent engineering. This expert collaborated on a project on integration of heterogeneous databases for information finding and distributed constraints, and collaborated on a project on version and configuration management and distributed constraints for collaborative design. This expert previously managed a project on interoperability of object-oriented and relational databases, a project on federated autonomous databases, a project performing research on databases on parallel computers, and the development of a formally specified, modular database system that includes multiple interfaces at multiple levels as well as support for database security and integrity.


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Expert Witness #233213

This expert holds PhD and MS degrees in Computer and Information Science, with a doctoral dissertation on real-time distributed knowledge-based computing. This expert has had additional formal post-graduate education in project management, time management, public speaking, team leadership, sales, strategic corporate management, venture investment, and corporate finance. This expert has management experience and industry leadership in Internet, multimedia, and cutting-edge software design and service delivery.

This expert’s PhD in Computer & Information Science concerned distributed computing software for Internet client-server systems. This expert has extensively directed development of network services, client/server hardware, and software. This expert was a hands-on CTO overseeing all technology in Internet businesses including a billion-dollar broadband firm, a $100 million wireless firm, and the company managing most of Hollywood's film & TV digital assets on the Web.

This expert has many years of hands-on experience authoring & managing software, this includes CGI, HTML, web beacons e.g. single-pixel GIFs, URL augmentation, web page composition, web search forms/queries, "portlet" aggregation of content into a web page, Javascript and other scripting languages, GUI window stacking, log design & management, web cache design and implementation. This expert has led software teams, including design of Internet client & server software including GUIs with multiple remote stacked windows.

This expert founded an early web company and authored the CGI, HTML, & Web GUI software to put the a soccer store on the Web. This expert managed the incubator spinout firm that designed the Internet's first "portlet" software.

This expert’s engagements have included identifying infringement/non-infringement through extensive forensic analysis of software, totaling over a half-million files reviewed and successfully identifying specific evidence as to infringement/non-infringement. This expert has personally authored ~1 million lines of code across 30 programming languages, providing deep reliable insight in forensic analyses. Total expert reports authored, thousands of pages; total on-record testimony time, ~80 hours. This expert is comfortable with claim construction, in/validity and non/infringement, DOE & 101/102/103/112 analysis, etc.

This expert has extensive litigation experience.


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Expert Witness #234251

This expert holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and is a full-time consultant primarily supporting military and aerospace matters, leveraging an extensive background in software performance, real-time architecture, hardware design, implementation, interface, control, development and standards. This expert is leading a new standard development for Safety Critical Java Technology and has held a General Radiotelephone License for many years.

At a defense company, this expert served as Chief Scientist of their System Solutions organization and their Software & Systems Resource Center, where responsibilities included systems and software consulting across the organization, guiding technology dissemination activities at the SSRC, reviewing and updating the SSRC's educational offerings, teaching (e.g., Real-Time Systems Analysis, and Object Oriented Real-Time Architecture), and leading and participating in program reviews and audits. This expert supported a wide variety of projects such as SBIRS, SBIS, Air Traffic Control, GPS, various avionics systems, CCTT, LAMPS, and AWACS. This expert was intimately involved in the design and implementation of many major systems spanning a wide range of applications including space (both ground based and flight), aircraft, shipboard, submarine, command & control, and information systems. This expert’s technical interests have included distributed systems / software architecture, distributed real-time systems, software engineering (especially for real-time applications), and performance-critical object oriented systems architecture. This expert has worked with many applications of GPS technology, both military and civilian, including a wide variety of mobile platforms such as aircraft and surface ships. This expert has experience serving as an expert (providing expert reports, depositions and courtroom testimony) in software, hardware, and systems-related litigation including patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and contracts. 


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Expert Witness #212686

This expert has many years of experience in software and hardware development for embedded systems, and has served as an Expert Witness. This expert has hands-on experience developing software on portable wireless communications devices, including the development of over 30 smartphone applications, generating over 50 million user installs. This expert has worked on numerous embedded systems projects which have included wireless communications, including game consoles, handheld gaming devices, first generation (J2ME/Brew) "feature" phones, present day smartphone devices and browser-based online games. As an expert in over 20 computer software languages, including assembly language [TMS1000, AMI S2000, 6502, 65816, 6800, Z80, 8080, etc], C, C++, Java, Javascript, Objective C, Lingo, Swift, and others, this expert has performed extensive source code analysis and reverse engineering from object code to source code. This expert has development experience with embedded systems utilizing ROM-based software. As an early pioneer in the handheld electronic toy and video game industries, this expert designed software on systems where the delivery mechanism was ROM-based cartridges. This expert also has strong knowledge of microprocessor and microcontroller architectures used in embedded systems, having designed the hardware and software of early microcontroller-based handheld electronic products. This expert designed, developed and coded one of the earliest tokenized interpretive languages for a commercially released software product. The architecture of the language was based on processor-independent, bytecode "object code," which was compiled on-the-fly during program design and interpreted in real-time by an assembly language-based virtual machine. The language was highly optimized, allowing for the development of real-time, graphic-intensive applications executing at 15 frames per second (on 8-bit hardware). This expert has been retained as an expert and accepted by the court in over 25 patent infringement cases, on both the plaintiff and defendant sides. This expert has written numerous reports on patent infringement and non-infringement, validity/invalidity and claim construction, been deposed over 25 times and has testified in court or at an arbitration hearing seven times. Outside of this expert's expertise in video games, this expert has worked on numerous other cases involving software development for general applications, including image processing, vector graphics, virtual reality, embedded control systems for location-based amusement machines, and a handheld language translator.


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