An unmanned aerial vehicle expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters, such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. Litigation support by an unmanned aerial vehicle expert witness could include an expert report, forensic engineering, expert opinion, and expert testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a technical expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. It is essential that an expert witness possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a judge and jury can understand the factual evidence. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) expert witness typically has experience and knowledge in GPS, software engineering, electrical engineering, human factors, and/or wireless communications.
An unmanned aerial vehicle is also known as a drone, an uninhabited aerial vehicle, or an unoccupied aerial vehicle. A UAV is part of an unmanned aircraft system that also includes a ground-based controller and communications system.
Generally, UAVs are categorized into the following types:
An unmanned aerial system is well known as a toy or weapon, but it is also gaining traction as a viable commercial vehicle. Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firms to locate an expert witness that can support matters involving drone technology.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Unmanned Aerial Vehicle experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle landscape.
This expert has been designing and programming advanced user interfaces for many years and has worked on a wide variety of user interface projects in the areas of air traffic control, military communications, unmanned aerial vehicles, missile defense systems, Homeland security systems, two way pager systems, mobile portable phones, facial recognition systems, web based ecommerce systems, Android and iOS applications for smartphones and tablets, IPV6 internet routers, gaming systems, multiple medical devices, and mobile big data collection and analysis systems.
With a Masters’ degree and a PhD in Human Factors focusing on Advanced User Interface Design, this expert is an avid software engineer and architect with extensive knowledge in C, C++, C#, Objective-C, and Java. This expert has designed many advanced systems that utilize GPS and other mapping and location-based technologies in the areas of:
Advanced air traffic control
Military tracking of soldiers, equipment and vehicles
Routing of wireless signals for Army vehicles based on location
Routing, planning, and surveillance of unmanned aerial vehicles
Terrorist Tracking application
Personal tracking applications for iOS and Android
Tracking of visitors at a theme park
This expert has designed and developed a GPS enabled Location Based Services application for iOS and Android. Further, this expert has developed advanced geographic information systems for a proprietary research and development project and developed location based Unmanned Air Vehicle routing, control, and tracking algorithms for a proprietary research and development program.
This expert has been retained approximately 85 times, deposed 29 times, testified at trial in both state and federal courts, and presented at a Markman hearing and to the USPTO. This expert has written approximately 70 expert reports and declarations. This expert has worked on a wide variety of patent litigation cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.
This expert has also worked on advanced missile defense systems, two-way pager systems, mobile portable phones, IPV6 internet routers, multiple medical devices, been involved with the design and implementation of portable handheld devices for many years and spent approximately 400 hours reviewing source code as an expert witness for a case. This expert can be very helpful in the areas of infringement/non-infringement and validity/invalidity, claim construction, source code review, writing declarations and expert reports, and expert testimony at deposition and at trial.
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.