Telecommunications expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in computer engineering, electrical engineering, network engineering, network communications systems, wireless communication, computer science, and/or information technology – dependent on the product or technology involved in the case. Many times the expert witness selected is familiar with current telecom standards and protocols, and is a member of industry organizations such as the IEEE, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), or the GSM Association. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, previous expert witness testimony experience is often a requirement.
Telecommunication is the transmission of information via wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems. Telecommunication uses either wired technology or wireless technology methods, and a telecommunication system consists of three main parts:
A telecommunications expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters, such as a patent litigation in federal court or a trade secrets dispute. It could be a patent infringement case in the District Court, an Inter Partes Review (IPR) in the PTAB, or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). In a litigation scenario, a testifying expert can expect courtroom expert testimony, as well as other expert witness services such as depositions, an expert report, expert opinion, reverse engineering, and related consulting activities. Attorney clients may also seek a telecommunications industry expert with years of experience for pre-litigation consultant work.
Example cases that Cahn Litigation Services has provided expert witness searches for include:
Cahn Litigation Services has a vast expert network and often receives calls from a law firm, typically litigators, to help locate a subject matter expert that can provide litigation support for telecom matters. At Cahn Litigation Services, sourcing telecommunication expert witnesses for patent litigation is a particular area of expertise.
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Telecommunications experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Telecommunications landscape.
This expert is the Founder and Principal of an internationally renown consulting firm specializing in telecommunications, networking, computing and multimedia technologies including digital video and audio standards. The firm provides business management, product management and engineering management services, market intelligence consulting, licensing expertise and litigation support including expert witness services. The company provides its clients with a wide variety of services so they can keep pace with the breakneck changes in their industries. Areas of expertise include:
• Broadband Communications
• Digital Switching
• Internet Infrastructure
• Network Management
• Computer Architecture
• Telecommunications & Wireless Product Marketing
• Wireless Technologies
• Multimedia Technologies including MPEG
• VoIP and Related Technologies
• Virtualization and Thin Client Technologies
Early on, much of this expert’s work involved video processing technologies including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and MPEG-7. This expert was also responsible for IP based technologies, including applications of SIP and RTP. Some of these technologies which relied on TCP/IP or UDP/IP were spun out to a start-up that pursued commercialization of the SIP and RTP technologies. This expert has been involved in numerous cases involving use of the public and private Internets to transmit data. Some providers used the public Internet while others used different technologies including their own IP networks to deliver content (e.g., audio, video, etc.) or peering agreements with Internet service providers, especially when end-to-end quality-of-service (QoS) had to be managed at certain levels.