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Software engineering expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in computer sciencesoftware engineering, information technology, and/or computer forensics. Matters requiring software engineering expert witness services often involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, software copyright, or trade secret disputes. Litigation support by a software expert could include computer software analysis, reverse engineering, searching for prior art, an expert report, and expert testimony in the courtroom. In addition, clients may seek a software industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work. Leading litigation law firms call on Cahn Litigation Services to locate expert witnesses that can support software matters. Example software engineering cases have involved: 

Cahn Litigation Services has many years of experience sourcing technology experts. Whether the case involves Java, Linux, Microsoft software, Oracle products, Python, or any software language or product, Cahn Litigation Services will locate the right expert for the job every time.

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

Expert Witness #223022

This expert is the president of a premiere contract research and development firm and president of a leading provider of software intellectual property analysis. This expert is considered a pioneer in the fields of analyzing and synthesizing software source code, having created a program for synthesizing operating systems and a program for detecting software intellectual property theft.

This expert is the founder and former President of a Remote Backup Services firm. Having invented the concept of remote back-up, this expert set-up a remote backup system with a central file server and communication lines including ISDN. This expert also wrote the remote backup software for DOS, Windows, and OS/2 including a GUI, a backup scheduler and file compression, encryption, and communication routines. In addition, this expert has written several journal articles dealing with back-up/restore software and technologies and served as an expert witness in a major back-up software patent matter. This expert was responsible for analyzing the patents, examining the software and writing reports. This expert did not get to testify in this particular matter.

This expert teaches engineering and business courses at conferences throughout the world and is an experienced and well-regarded expert in intellectual property disputes related to software source code, microprocessor design, networking, and other technologies. This expert holds a number of patents and earned two bachelor's degrees, in physics and electrical engineering, and a master's degree in electrical engineering. This expert specializes in software development, software plagiarism detection, intellectual property, patent infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret infringement, embedded systems. This expert has extensive expert witness experience and has been deposed and testified.

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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 #211297

This expert has many years of industry and academic experience covering a broad swath of hardware and software engineering. While providing technical support for all IC products for customers this expert's chief focus was microprocessors and their attendant software development systems and test/integration tools (ICE, logic analyzers).

This expert has consulted over the past several years, specializing in computer chip/IC product engineering/reverse engineering and related intellectual property issues.

This expert has a unique perspective on the computer chip industry. As manager of applications engineering at an IC startup this expert developed datasheets, app notes and PowerPoint presentations for 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX) and Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) ICs. While a marketing manager this expert was responsible for all aspects of a startup business unit developing a communications IC product line, including contributing to the business plan and product definition. The market focus was SONET/SDH low-level devices (PMDs and PLLs).

This expert has started two businesses that have developed PC software products. This expert taught computer programming, architecture and logic design courses. This expert also instructed an Extension in the Microprocessor Hardware/Software Certificate program, designing the "Systems" course for that program.

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Expert Witness #261601

These experts represent members of a software expert witness team that provides source code reviews and technical support for product liability, patent infringement, software copyright, and trade secrets theft litigation.

Services include:

-  Software source code discovery assistance
-  Source code review and analysis of related design documents
-  Run-time simulation and software analysis
-  Expert reports and depositions
-  Expert testimony at bench and jury trials

Known as leaders in electronics and software development for safe and secure technology, these expert witnesses are professional engineers, software developers, and academics who are up-to-date and knowledgeable in both the theoretical and the practical applications of best-in-class hardware and software design. Their software analysis teams are custom-staffed with professional software development experts to meet the technical needs of each case. Teams range from a single software expert witness assigned to provide services from discovery through testimony to multi-person teams led by a testifying expert for more complex technology. Teams are staffed with key topic experts who use the most effective and cost-efficient analysis methodologies. The software analysis process that these experts follow allows clients to receive the highest level of technical support and analysis quickly and cost-efficiently.

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Expert Witness #243655

Expertise: E-commerce Systems, Web-based technologies, Financial Systems, C++, Java, SQL, assembler, scripting languages, Control Systems, Software Engineering, Information Management Systems, Quality Assurance and Test, Source Code Analysis  

This expert's consulting focuses on software systems as intellectual property, especially in litigation cases of patent and copyright infringement. This expert's technical expertise is well-suited to the analysis of enterprise-scale software that is configured for web-enabled services, e-commerce systems, embedded systems, information management systems, and payment systems. This expert's engagements typically include source code analyses for software written in C, C++, C#, Java, Javascript, SQL, Fortran, Basic, Perl, Assembler, and other programming languages, as well as in markup languages such as HTML and XML applications.

This expert has served as an expert witness in 43 litigation matters, 11 of which have involved allegations of patent infringement. Several of the patent infringement cases included multiple patents-in-suit. This expert's work products have included infringement reports, invalidity reports, rebuttal reports, and expert declarations. Litigation venues have included federal and state courts, the Patent and Trademarks Appeals Board (PTAB), and the International Trade Commission (ITC). This expert's testifying experience includes 1 jury trial, 2 court hearings, and 9 depositions.

This expert has also conducted source code reviews in 35 litigation matters. Eight of the code reviews have involved websites and/or web-centric technologies on an enterprise scale.

This expert has consulted as a technical expert to evaluate previously unasserted patents in patent portfolios for their assertion potential. Technical domains of the patents have included software GUI inventions, client-server applications, and information processing in enterprise-scale computer systems.

The breadth of this expert's expertise covers a variety of subject matter domains. This expert possesses strong backgrounds in commercial software development, engineering best practices, core natural sciences, biology of neural networks, and mathematics of artificial neural networks. This expert's degrees are in physics and nuclear engineering from leading universities. This expert has served as a seasoned technical manager in roles that require effective communication skills. This expert has programmed as a software developer, configured networked computer servers as a hands-on supervisor, provided leadership as an executive manager, championed the adoption of new technologies in enterprise team settings, and taught technical curricula as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

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Expert Witness #215714

This expert has many years of academic and engineering experience and has experience as an expert witness in computer science, software development, network streaming media, embedded systems, enterprise software systems, digital signal processing for audio and music technology. This expert has sustained a long and successful career at the cutting edge of software development and system design using multiprocessor/multi-core architectures for signal processing and control. This expert has been a Software Architect for multiple projects at various companies, and has consulted for a long list of technology companies. This expert provides computer technology consulting, software engineering, and litigation support to high-technology companies, internationally.

This expert has testified before the International Trade Commission, and before a jury in Federal Court, has testified at Markman claim construction hearings and Markman tutorials in Federal Court, been deposed over 10 times, and has authored more than 50 reports and declarations. Case types include patent, trademark infringement, copyright, trade secret misappropriation, and inequitable conduct. This expert has worked on complex international patent cases, and has provided expertise on such diverse areas as streaming media systems, handheld networked Personal Information Management (PIM) devices, enterprise email systems, software for factory automation, interactive databases, enterprise software for management of media libraries, MPEG audio compression, on-line gaming, composition systems, digital camera hardware and software, digital audio hardware and software technologies, compilers, file systems, operating systems, and more.

This expert has worked for companies that interfaced between portable and nonportable devices for sharing information and resources. Additionally, this expert has testified on matters regarding the protocol for having a portable device direct music to be transmitted to a sound system wirelessly.

This expert has published widely in various juried journals, and has authored three books including a two-volume text on the mathematics of music, and a collection of articles on artificial neural networks and music research. This expert taught graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science and digital audio, conducted computer systems research for digital audio, designed and built several networked digital media computer laboratories.

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Expert Witness #264381

This expert brings to the table many years of engineering experience in all the development life cycle phases for hardware and software products. This expert’s companies provide:

  • professional consulting services to fixed and wireless telecom service providers
  • custom software development
  • applications design and network architecture engineering for telephone-based switching and Advanced Intelligent Networking systems
  • forensic software analysis and software source code comparison

This expert has worked with major telecom companies to roll out some of the most successful telecom applications and network expansions worldwide. This expert has extensive prior litigation experience.

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Expert Witness #266405

This expert has been providing independent consulting, research and expert witness services, after having worked in industry engaged in software and instrument development. This expert’s primary focus is in gaming and phone input device architecture, standards and device drivers. As far back as the1980’s this expert was developing driver software for the leading manufacturers of joysticks at the time. That work also required a lot of engineering directed to drift that might result from variations in the outputs of the joystick sensors. Over the years this expert has worked on many input devices with joysticks or joystick-like inputs. This expert is quite familiar with the design issues surrounding joysticks both in terms of their internal design and when they are used in systems. This expert led the electronic and firmware design for a joystick used to control a cardiac endoscopy system (the same technology as a joystick control used in gaming but with much more stringent performance requirements). This expert has provided trial testimony on multiple occasions in front of juries, at bench trials, at the ITC, and in front of an arbitration panel.

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