A radio-frequency identification expert witness typically has a background in electrical engineering, and is an active member of an industry or technical organization such as the International RFID Business Association (RFIDba) or IEEE. An RFID expert witness should have a deep understanding not only of the target technology, but also of the major players in the industry, market growth rate, market share, market segmentation, and supply chain.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology uses electromagnetic fields to identify and track an RFID tag, smart label or RFID chip attached to an object. The RFID tag can be used to manage inventory, assets, or people. The wide range of applications using RFID technology include electronic keys and access management, toll collection, airport baggage tracking, and monitoring of perishable goods.
An RFID expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. Support could include an Inter Partes Review (IPR) in the PTAB, or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). Expert witness services by a radio-frequency identification expert witness could include forensic analysis, an expert report, expert opinion, and/or trial testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may require a subject matter expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. While many experts have RFID expertise, an RFID expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing expert testimony before the court in a manner whereby a jury can understand the technology and evidence.
Whether the case involves the healthcare sector, asset tracking, a passive RFID tag, or other RFID system, 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 RFID experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the RFID landscape.
This expert holds a BS, MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering and serves as a Professor at a School of Electrical and Computer Engineering where this expert teaches undergraduate and graduate-level classes on Electromagnetics, Antenna Engineering, Microwave Design, Satellite Communications, and Advanced Analytical Electromagnetics. In addition to teaching duties, this expert founded a research group that studies radiolocation, channel sounding, backscatter radio, RFID, and applied electromagnetics. A frequent consultant to industry, having advised many multinational corporations on wireless technology, this expert brings to the table many years working in the area of antennas and base station cellular technology. Several notable projects and achievements in this field include:
This expert has been involved in 5 litigation matters, all regarding wireless antennas and hardware, including report writing (validity, infringement, IPR, claims construction), deposition (3 days), and trial testimony (ITC). .
This expert is an internationally recognized, premier provider of business, product and technology strategy and implementation services for enterprises, start-ups, and public sector entities looking to capitalize on location-based services (LBS) and the Internet of Things (IoT). With market leading expertise in all forms of indoor and outdoor location technologies including GPS, Beacons, RFID, RTLS/Wi-Fi, network-based methods, and various combinations and hybrids, and the context-awareness potential of sensors, this expert provides services that ensure fully functional and integrated indoor and outdoor applications. The rapidly evolving technologies of sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT), combined with SMART/intelligent location, provides the cornerstones of the mobile future: in SMART Homes, Wearables, Buildings, Cities, and Enterprises, they require the best-of-the-best location and context expertise to fully capitalize on IoT's potential. This expert provides the latest IoT developments, expertise and experience in visioning, designing and implementation of leading edge, highly innovative location-related use cases and products and technologies. This expert has provided the highest quality expert witness services related to wireless location, across the full range of IP/patent dimensions from the most technical to those regarding business methods. This expert has successfully provided expert witness services in over 50 patent, anti-trust, and ITC cases, including several successful Inter Parte Reexaminations (IPRs), including deposition and courtroom testimony.
This expert is a full professor of Computer Science at University. This expert has a clear focus on CMP and planarization. This expert's research is primarily in CMP, very large scale integrated (VLSI) computer chip manufacturing, CAD, algorithms, RFID and intellectual property. This expert is an experienced expert witness, having served in 20 patent litigations for national law firms and their high- profile clients in prior art, validity and infringement matters including hardware, software, methods and processes for both plaintiffs and defendants. As an academician, this expert is well-published with over 160 writings including books and book chapters, refereed journal papers, refereed conference papers, technical reports and the like. This expert has been the subject of over 30 articles and is a frequent presenter of industry and academic conferences.
This expert leads a highly successful consultancy and holds an MS in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Electro-optics and Solid State Physics. This expert is a recognized expert in the flat panel industry specializing in R&D, engineering, marketing, and senior management. This expert has served in an executive level at start-up businesses within major corporations and start-up companies and has had extensive interaction with flat panel producers and customers.
This expert brings to the table many years of experience in display technology, particularly LCD technology, and has a strong background in optics. This expert has lead teams in the development of TFT LCDs, and has worked developing cell phone display pixel architectures. This expert served as Vice President of Engineering, where this expert was closely involved in TFT design, color filter architectures and LC driving modes.
This expert holds 83 issued US patents in various flat-panel related technologies including display design, display electronics, materials, algorithms, systems, RFID, and optics, with additional pending.
This expert has participated in SID Conferences and has been on paper review committees in the areas of LCD and TFT. This expert has also worked in LCD backlight technology, especially with LED backlighting. This expert is a Fellow of the Society for Information Display and currently consults in technology, business, and patent issues involving Flat Panel Display Technology.
This expert holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and is an accomplished scientist with many years in technology and business experience, with particular strengths in vision, strategy and technology innovation. As Principal of a highly successful consultancy, this expert specializes in RTLS (real-time location systems), RFID, sensor networks, smart antennas, DAS (distributed antenna systems), intelligent transportation systems, mesh networking, WiFi, 4G LTE and WiMAX, picocells/femtocells, M2M, cloud computing, mobile crowd sourcing/sensing, enterprise mobility, security protocols, mobile embedded devices, device management, mobile applications/services, LBS, VoIP, video streaming, Zigbee, smart grid, m-health, m-learning, and smart home networking. The holder of over 50 US Patents issued or pending in RFID, mobile networks and wireless data communications, this expert has worked on RFID readers, tags and systems and developed various solutions for asset identification/tracking. This expert has served as both an Industry and government consultant, served on government expert panels (NIH, NSF) and published numerous refereed papers in prestigious journals and conference, many dealing with RFID technologies and their various applications. This expert is involved with a Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology and is a faculty member of electrical and computer engineering at an internationally recognized university, where this expert serves as Industry liaison, working on intelligent transportation solutions, smart energy, and wireless healthcare. This expert additionally serves as an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at an Ivy League university where this expert teaches graduate courses on mobile wireless sensing networks and applications (RFID, RTLS, M2M communications, smart grid/energy, smart infrastructure, intelligent transportation, m-health). Prior to founding a consultancy, this expert served as a director, researcher and innovator for notable technology leaders. This expert has served on 15+ patent litigation cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.
This expert is a Computer Scientist and Technology Consultant specializing in Telecommunications, Mobile Network communications, Point of Sale, and Secure financial transactions. This expert brings many years of experience in a diverse set of technologies including Credit Card transaction processing, eWallet validation, Payment Gateways, Point of Sale devices including NFC/RFID, Magnetic Stripe, MST, and Chip readers, and Wireless communications (WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM, and Broadband). This expert also implemented methods for privacy and fraud protection, encrypted wireless communications, tokenization, authentication and authorization.
This expert has been a testifying expert for over 60 cases including patent litigation, ITC, IPRs, and CBMs for secure financial transactions, Point of Sale, Mobile and Wireless payment authentication, providing expert reports, deposition, and trial testimony.
Summary of Related Professional Experience
Developed multiple credit card payment methods and payment gateway solutions for eCommerce clients.
Developed patent claims to cover secure mobile payment transactions and account access using user id authentication. Development of high-speed wireless communications using wifi mesh networks and Bluetooth communications.
Implemented applications for wireless data communications using 802.11 and Bluetooth on wireless, local secure networks. Audio data encryption for VoIP, fax and modem application. Developed Data Transaction Authentication and verification (to identify tampering, or modification).
System Architect and developer of financial systems for:
Online Trading – Developed 1st version of Securities trading system
PDA Trader Access - Wireless retrieval of financial transactions information
Secure online systems for payment transactions and policyholder claims processing
This expert is an MSEE and specializes in analog, digital, RF circuit design, antenna design, modulation and demodulation, signal processing, firmware, digital interfaces, protocol design, signal processing and regulatory and standards issues. Formerly the Chief RF Architect at an industry-leading company, this expert was heavily involved in a broad range of RFID technologies including developing multiple scalable RFID systems. This expert additionally spent years at a prestigious engineering lab developing high bandwidth signal processing for advanced packet radio networks, including RF, analog, digital, and microcontroller support circuits. This expert also served on the working group that generated the Gen2 standard, the specification which still prevails as the worldwide standard for passive RFID. In addition, this expert was a referees for a worldwide RFID technology demonstration that included over 200 companies and many sub-family technologies. This expert has been involved in both active and semi-active RFID as well, including the verticals of Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC), Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), and Transportation Management Systems (TMS). Further, this expert is involved with the FCC regarding the regulatory compatibility with RFID and Wi-Fi in the same band as it relates to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Experienced in litigation, this expert has interfaced with numerous attorneys and expert witnesses, provided technical analysis of competitor's patents in countersuits, did substantial research of prior art and was deposed three times.