Smartphone Expert Witnesses

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What is a smartphone expert witness?

In the majority of smartphone/cell phone/mobile device matters, the chosen expert witness has an advanced degree with extensive experience in electrical engineeringcybersecuritywireless communicationcomputer sciencecomputer forensicstelecommunications networks, and/or software engineering. A mobile wireless expert witness has specific expertise in cellular networks and mobile wireless connectivity. A smartphone expert witness should have an understanding not only of the technology, but also of the industry, market size, market share, market dynamics, market growth, market trends, and competitive landscape.

What types of cases require a smartphone expert witness?

Matters requiring smartphone technology expert witness services often involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation or trade secrets. A subject matter expert in mobile phone technology could be called in to retrieve cell phone data or text messages to assist law enforcement.

Smartphone components include a central processing unit (CPU), display, sound/audio, batterycamera, accessories, and software (operating system and applications); and the credentials and background of a smartphone expert witness will vary depending on the specific technology in a litigation case. When a smartphone hits the market, the technology used could involve hundreds of thousands of patents. Samsung, Xiaomi, and Apple (iPhone) continue to dominate the global market. At Cahn Litigation Services, sourcing smartphone expert witnesses for patent litigation is a particular area of expertise.

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

In a litigation scenario, an expert witness can expect courtroom testimony, as well as other expert witness services including reverse engineering, digital forensics, depositions, research and authoring expert reports, and related consulting activities. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, previous expert witness testimony experience is often a requirement. Mobile phone expert witnesses must possess the ability to explain technology and electronic evidence to lay people, such as a judge or juror.

Cahn Litigation Services has a vast network of experts and often receives calls from an attorney firm, typically litigators, to help locate a technology expert that can support cases involving smartphone technology matters. Smartphone technology innovation continues to progress at an incredible pace, and it’s unlikely that the patent wars will slow down any time soon.

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