Sensors

A sensors expert witness typically has an advanced degree, and professional experience and expertise in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, and/or computer science.

Sensors are components that detect physical changes, such as pressure, force, temperature or any type of energy. After detecting change, the sensor sends a message to a microcontroller or microprocessor. Any embedded system or any electronic device would likely have sensors. A few examples from the plethora of applications include a medical device (such as a pulse oximeter), smart technologies (i.e., turning on lights and television with a smart phone), automotive, industrial, and remote controls.

A sensors expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters, such as a patent litigation in federal court or a trade secret dispute. It could be a patent infringement case in the District Court, an Inter Partes Review (IPR) in the PTAB (where the only expert testimony is through a deposition), or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). An expert in sensors might provide testimony in a torts matter like product liability.

Litigation support by a sensors expert witness could include reverse engineering, failure analysis, expert reports, expert opinions, and courtroom 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. An engineering expert witness needs not only have the requisite substantive expertise but must also possess the ability to explain technology to lay people. In addition, clients may seek an industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.

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


Expert Witness #232810

This expert holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing and is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at a research university. Further, this expert serves as Associate Director of a wireless network laboratory, where this expert directs research in wireless security. This expert is a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to Information Security. This expert has focused research efforts on wireless network security, and led a large research group that has produced research that has appeared in numerous high-impact journals and premier networking, security and systems conferences. This expert has led several federally funded projects in the area of cybersecurity and communication systems, involving security and privacy for sensor networks, physical layer security for wireless systems, a security framework for cognitive radios, the development of wireless testbed resources, and new RFID technologies. This expert was involved in an NSF-funded project, which is a clean-slate effort to re-architect the Internet to support mobility and improved security. This expert has led a DARPA initiative into validating and prototyping physical layer security mechanisms, an Army Research Office project on the theory of physical layer security, and an Army project on cognitive radio networks and routing protocols. This expert has published over 150 papers, including six best papers awards (two in media security, one in Internet design, one in cognitive radio systems, one in mobile computing, and one in wireless security). This expert's experience in network security and wireless spans many years, and this expert has co-authored a popular textbook in security, as well as several notable monographs on wireless security.   

This expert's activities in wireless security include the investigation of techniques to secure wireless sensor networks, which includes validating the authenticity and validity of sensor measurements using both cryptographic and non-cryptographic mechanisms. This expert has provided technical analysis to lawyers at the Federal Trade Commission in regards to an anti-trust case. This work involved analyzing defendant software and subpoenaed documents, and subsequently writing thorough reports in regards to the potential intent existing within the defendant's software. This expert has also written several patents.  


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Expert Witness #248826

This expert brings to the table many years of experience in the industry, in both business management and engineering. This expert holds fourteen patents, has authored several technical publications, and holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from a prominent engineering school. This expert is both a seasoned high tech executive and a prolific individual innovator. Specializing in real time embedded systems, digital signal processing (DSP), sensor data acquisition, and data communication, wired, RF and cellular, this expert's strength is a multi-disciplinary, system-oriented view, which ties such elements together in the best way possible. This expert's clients' market focus is typically manufacturing automation, data acquisition systems, SCADA, robotics, and machine-to-machine communications. Typical examples of projects include:

-  Defined requirements and costs of a power line modem/control system-on-chip for building automation and prepared the business case for the client's development program.
-  Helped improve performance of the control LAN protocol used in a new industrial I/O product.
-  Devised methods for "mission impossible" telemetry which operates reliably under demanding conditions.
-  Defined SCADA and communications architecture for a new sensor product.
-  Built and demonstrated a prototype car-to-car radio network providing collective, cooperative cruise control based on speed and status of vehicles ahead.

From unique data communications systems to factory automation, this expert's solutions help clients reduce time-to-market and development costs, improve the R&D process, and use new technology to their best advantage. This expert has limited prior litigation experience and has not yet had the opportunity to testify.


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Expert Witness #250646

This expert holds a PhD in Physics, and leads a technology consultancy specializing in Electro-Optics Sensor System Analysis, Modeling & Design. This expert has deep experience with LiDAR and LADAR systems and has worked for aerospace companies' systems in instrumentation and delivery of information to the cockpit. This expert also worked for a defense contractor using LiDAR range-finders for tanks. This expert's technical skills include LiDAR & LADAR Design, build, testing and integration, Laser Systems Analysis & Modeling, Electro-Optics Sensor System Analysis, Modeling & Design, as well as Mathematical Analysis & System Engineering.


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Expert Witness #255343

This expert is an Associate Professor of Information Science and an affiliate member of Computer Science at a University. This expert's research interests include studies of interactive information retrieval/seeking, especially those involving social and collaborative aspects. This expert studies social media and data generated by wearable devices as kinds of signals that can help us understand and impact human behaviors. This expert teaches in Information Science and Data Science programs (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and this expert's research falls under and uniquely connects Computer Science, Data Science, and Information Science.

This expert received a PhD in Information Science, an MTech, Computer Science & Engineering, and an MS, Computer Science. This expert has published and talked extensively on topics related to social and collaborative information seeking, interactive information retrieval, and social media. This expert has served as a consultant to an international organization on various Data Science projects involving social and political issues, peacekeeping, climate change, and energy.

This expert is interested in various aspects of information seeking/retrieval, in personal, group, and social contexts. In addition to looking at information being generated and shared in online environments as a part of Information Science, this expert investigates ways to collect and transform data to meaningful information under the broad label of Data Science. This involves Big Data analytics, mobile and sensor-based data collection, and data mining and machine learning techniques. Finally, this expert is interested in investigating how data, information, and knowledge influences people's, organizations', and communities' behaviors as a part of what this expert refers to as Decision Science. This expert tries to keep a balance between studying systems and users, designing algorithms and theories, and building tools and conducting user studies.


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Expert Witness #255724

This expert has many years of experience in the design, development and/or manufacture of over 350 different products that use IC and MEMS in new and innovative ways for automotive, medical, industrial and commercial applications. This expert continues to work directly as an engineer in nearly all aspects of the semiconductor industry, including as a circuit and sensor design engineer and as part of systems engineering groups. This expert's work in automotive sensors started many years ago when this expert was responsible for developing high-pressure MEMS sensors. This expert's graduate research grew out of a summer internship, which subsequently funded this expert's Ph.D. thesis on sensors and circuits for automotive applications. This expert spearheaded the design, development and manufacturing of inertial and other MEMS sensors and automotive accelerometers. That work resulted in the high-volume production of accelerometers for airbags and vehicle stability system. This expert's work on internal inertial sensor R&D involved the physical design of the MEMS structures, the fabrication processes, and the interface and control circuits.

This expert has designed the MEMS structures, and both analog and discrete time circuit elements including filters, amplifiers, demodulators, A/D converters and as well as circuits that use these signals to calculate velocity, and change of acceleration (jerk) for calculating both motion and heading. This expert has published several papers and is named as an inventor on several of these topics.


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Expert Witness #263706

This expert has intimate knowledge and experience in developing signal flows and protocols starting within the image sensor, through the image processor and to various video outputs, including camera throughput at multiple resolutions for preview and further processing, streaming, etc. This expert has been engaged as an expert on an IPR case, has been deposed multiple times, and has written many expert reports, rebuttals, and claim constructions.

In addition to leading technology development at a software development company and at this expert's start-up company, this expert worked with image signal processing (ISP) engineers at many of the industry's major players; in some cases the interactions were with multiple divisions such as professional camera, consumer camera, and automotive. The various applications this expert supported include professional and consumer video cameras, various digital consumer cameras, security and surveillance, and for automotive. This required management of multiple video streams starting at the image sensor, through color and sparse pixel processing in the sensor and the supporting image signal processor, to implementation of control signals and signal readout per custom and MIPI standards, adjustment of image capture settings, and handling of video and still image content throughout the various image capture systems. This expert is up to date on recent advancements targeted for multi-camera smartphones. This expert has a patent pending which leverages the additional layers within stacked image sensors for in-sensor image signal processing. This expert has authored 150 publications, and holds 41 patents in the general field of imaging sensors.


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Expert Witness #121559

This expert holds a Ph.D. in electronics engineering and control systems and has a very strong background in embedded systems, both hardware and software, which is what the IoT is built upon. This expert has been working on and designing microcontroller based systems for many years. This expert has design experience in digital, analog and RF electronic hardware and understands the hardware aspects of IoT based system. This expert has also designed and developed the software to run many embedded systems, including systems that tied into the internet. This expert is working with the Air Force researching, designing and developing the control of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones). This project involves going from sensor inputs to control of the UAV and coordinating control over wireless networks between multiple UAVs and a ground station. Additionally, this expert is working on a control system for a wheelchair to make it possible for quadriplegics to drive and control the wheelchair through head movement controls. This project involves electronic hardware design of the system, and all the software design and development to go from sensor inputs to control of the chair. The system uses wireless network interfaces to get sensor data from the head to a computer control system and tie in remote computer monitoring. This expert has extensive litigation experience including multiple depositions and trial testimony.


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Expert Witness #209041

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.


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Expert Witness #218102

This expert is a Registered Professional Engineer with many years of experience in the biotechnology field. This expert holds PhD and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering, is an ASME Fellow, and an IEEE Senior Member. This expert is also a member of ASM International (the Materials Information Society) and SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). This expert has many years of consulting and expert witness experience including design, application, analysis, and failure/reliability issues for a variety of MEMs and sensor projects. This expert is very well versed in MEMs and sensor technologies and brings strong experience in electromechanical systems. At a prominent corporateĀ research laboratory, this expert developed a unique piezoelectric sensor with integrated electronics for telephone and telecom applications. This expert has worked with haptics and MEMs applications for cell phone and game controller applications, consulted on vehicle dynamics and stability issues, and has dynamics, vibration, and damping experience for consumer electronics and other applications.

This expert has testified in both trial and depositions for patent cases and other types of litigation. This expert has authored numerous expert reports, filed 8 IPR Declarations, and testified in a patent trial with others upcoming. This expert has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the Mechanical Engineering Department at two prestigious universities.


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