Depending on the product or technology involved in the case, a telecommunications expert witness typically possesses extensive experience and expertise in software, electrical engineering, communications systems, wireless communication, and/or information technology. The expert witness selected is often familiar with current telecommunication standards and protocols, and may be a member of industry organizations such as the IEEE.
Telecommunication is the transmission of information by various types of technologies over wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems. Telecommunication basically 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 technical expert can expect courtroom testimony, as well as other expert witness services such as depositions, expert testimony, an expert report, reverse engineering, forensic analysis, and related consulting activities. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, previous expert witness testimony experience is often a requirement. Clients may also seek a telecommunications industry expert for pre-litigation consultant work.
Cahn Litigation Services has a vast expert network and often receives calls from law firms, typically litigators, to help locate a subject matter expert that can support cases involving telecommunication matters. At Cahn Litigation Services, sourcing telecommunication expert witnesses for patent litigation is a particular area of expertise.
Cahn Litigation Services knows Telecommunications expert witnesses that are available for litigation support. Because all of our expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences, attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.