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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Video Data experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Video Data landscape.
As President of an audio/video engineering consultancy, this expert brings to the table many years of engineering experience in audio/video systems and the encoding, decoding, and processing of audio/video and ancillary data and its manipulation. Specializing in encrypted data transmitted over the vertical blanking interval of analog (and later digital-sourced) video images, this expert has chaired a standards committee which maintains standards relating to television data systems. Further, this expert has developed technological expertise as data has moved from analog video VBI into (generally) an audio watermark. This expert possesses a wide ranging digital television-focused technical foundation, including engineering work on audio/video silicon products, real-time operating system development, set-top box development, audio/video compression systems development and architecture and internet technologies. This expert has reversed engineered code and through expert witness work, has become patent savvy. This expert has published papers, is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, and has worked on numerous standards committees. This expert has provided litigation support in a number of high profile patent litigations matters. This expert's experience as an expert witness in litigation includes report preparation, as well as deposition and trial testimony, for patent infringement matters.
This expert earned a PhD in Computer Science. This expert is President of a consulting firm specializing in technology assessment, development and implementation for small- and large-scale technology and internet companies.
This expert’s Ph.D. dissertation involved computer speech, and work in computer speech goes back many years. This expert developed a number of digital video server products and continues work in that field through the present day. This expert also worked with a number of technologies involving encoding and decoding of video and with technologies to insert data into the closed captioning streams as well as the video blanking intervals of video streams.
This expert is a nationally recognized expert in the field of telecommunications and information technology. This expert’s expertise encompasses a broad range of technical and managerial disciplines including voice communications, data networking, carrier services for public/private switched & dedicated networks, image processing, wireless and cable transmission systems, security systems including intruder detection, access control and video surveillance as well as operational and strategic planning. As co-founder and President of a highly sought-after consultancy, this expert is responsible for overseeing corporate operations and providing executive level direction on strategically significant projects. This expert has worked for various organizations in a consultative, design/engineering and managerial capacity. This expert has supported numerous clients with respect to technology consulting in the financial services, high technology, legal, corporate, health care and education sectors. This expert’s technical practice encompasses strategic planning and expert witness litigation support. This expert worked in the military aerospace industry developing strategic and tactical command and control systems for various agencies in the defense and intelligence communities. In addition to litigation experience, this expert and firm have performed an extensive patent portfolio review for a large company working with their in-house Intellectual Property group. In that project this expert evaluated 2 portfolios comprising over 120 patents. The team is highly knowledgeable about the Switched Ethernet and Optical networking marketplace.
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This expert holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and specializes in the technologies of video signal processing, networking, authentication and streaming media. This expert is currently an independent contractor offering advisory services for information technology organizations, venture capital groups and the legal profession. This expert has additional expertise in computer software design, development and deployment, forensic data acquisition and analysis, Microsoft Visual Studio component and application design, ad displays, content feeds, implementation of real-time and media streaming systems and architecture and design of complex business systems involving database back ends. In addition, web sites worked on by this expert included the integration of multimedia content for promotion of client projects, including steaming video and audio content. This expert also implemented a secure data access system using native NT operating system authentication services. All documents and files were transmitted via 128-BIT SSL using server side certificates for server authentication to the client browser. As an expert witness in litigation, this expert has written many reports and has testified over ten times, including several cases involving streaming video, authentication, smart phone internals and networking in general.
This expert is a consultant and patent owner with many years of experience in developing and supporting the development and commercial exploitation of new technologies in the areas including audio and video encoding, decoding, recording, storage, transmission, and presentation, consumer electronics, digital television, broadcast, mobile, and fiber telecommunications, and computer and storage networks. This expert is specifically experienced in speech processing technologies and details of recognition and insertion of service signals in video programs.
This expert has supported numerous licensing negotiations and reexaminations/IPRs as well as over 50 patent-related District Court and ITC cases, in consultative preparation of cases, characterization of accused products (by testing, reverse engineering, source code review, etc.), preparation of declarations and reports, and, as needed, testifying.
This expert is a Member of the Audio Engineering Society and an Observer Member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).
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This expert been involved with streaming data for many years. This expert was an early developer of Bluetooth media communication where the company developed a number of streaming devices (set-top boxes, enhanced phones and standalone devices) that were streaming content over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This expert was also in contact with the Bluetooth standards developers. This expert continued using this expertise another company where they developed an award-winning multiscreen application using cable, cellular, wifi and bluetooth depending on availability.
This expert is a technical researcher in a Comparative Media Studies department looking into the future of video and television from a content and technology perspective. This expert is also lecturer at a Media Lab on Social Television, a collaborator to the Communications Futures Programs on wireless networking and an advisor to startups in video and social networking. This expert’s work includes:
Network Coding for Next Generation Personal Satellite Converged Services
A Framework for Transmission of IP Datagrams over MPEG-2 Networks
Network coding meets information-centric networking
Multimedia Communication and Services Paper
This expert’s pioneering work on Social, Wireless and Multi-screen television is recognized world-wide and has received awards. This expert’s main research is on the convergence of networking and video for seamless mobility and social visual communication. This expert is a participant to many standardization bodies. This expert holds a Ph.D in EECS.
This expert received a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science, an M.A. in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. This expert served as Chair of the Computer Science Department and is currently Full Professor of Computer Science and member of the university's Center for Complex Systems. This expert's research interests include computer algorithms, communications and internet related computing, data compression and archiving (including text, images, video, and multi-media), storage and processing of large data sets, image retrieval, object recognition, text, image, and video processing, parallel computing, machine learning. This expert has obtained U.S. patents, does computing technology consulting, and is widely published in the areas of data compression and content recognition. This expert has extensive prior litigation experience having served as a testifier (at deposition and/or trial) in several high-profile patent matters.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and joined the faculty of a department of electrical engineering, where this expert serves as Professor. This expert also has a concurrent appointment as a Professor of computer science and engineering.
This expert has been designing and building and writing about imaging and video systems for many years. This expert’s first work with real-time video dates back to when this expert worked in a Video Conferencing group and later had research funding from that group. This expert has both built video cameras as part of academic work and has testified about digital cameras.
This expert has consulted for many companies on various types of video issues on their security systems and worked for a company when sued on their collection of DVR patents.
This expert is involved the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and the Journal of Electronic Imaging, and on advisory committees of several conferences on image and video processing. This expert’s research interests include image and video processing, restoration, compression and enhancement. This expert has published nearly two hundred papers and contributed to seven books in these areas.
This expert has extensive litigation experience has been deposed and/or testified on a number of digital signal and imaging related cases.
A leading consultant to the wireless community, this expert’s streaming work started with work on wavelet codecs for wireless streaming on the 2G devices. Subsequent to that, this expert worked with OEMs, operators, and Internet players on various streaming initiatives. This expert specializes in real-time distributed streaming of content through mobile devices. This expert is well-published, has been credited with significant research, holds two US Patents and has analyzed hundreds of streaming and multimedia patents for valuation and competitive analysis purposes.
This expert has worked with each of the top six mobile data operators. This expert has consulted with major corporations and various wireless technology startups, assisting them with video streaming, image and video codes and general wireless initiatives including 3G and 4G technology. With extensive expertise in streaming media, authentication, wireless devices, mobile apps, video signal processing and much more, this expert served as founder and Director of a wireless practice. In this role, this expert oversaw global client engagements, provided vision and strategic direction, conducted wireless research and development and established partnerships with leading industry players. Prior to that, this expert was a systems engineer and product manager, focusing on mobile communications at a telecommunications company. Considered a leading authority on the mobile data technologies and consumer trends, this expert is an experienced expert witness with extensive litigation experience including deposition and court testimony including matters dealing with wireless and mobile communications.
This expert has extensive prior litigation experience including several streaming technologies cases. This expert has extensive experience in the design and development of electronic systems comprising software, hardware and integrated circuits. This expert has consulted in the fields of digital signal processing, including streaming media/data, video processing technology, video and audio compression and decompression, FPGA system design, integrated circuit design, signal integrity, networking, fiber optic transmission, high-speed memory controller design, image processing and computer graphics. This expert also has extensive experience in the design and development of software systems and hardware/software co-design. This expert has developed software systems ranging from apps on smartphones to electronic design tools, and has extensive experience with design tools in developing commercial electronic products.
This expert has worked with FPGA technology to develop commercial products with high performance requirements, including high-performance memory controllers, state machines, and memory-based recording logic analyzers. This expert’s expertise also includes signal integrity at the IC package, board, backplane and cable level, and has served on multiple standards committees in the development of serial and parallel interface standards for the networking industry. This expert has been responsible for turnkey electronic product design and development for clients.
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.