Virtual Reality Expert Witnesses

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What is a virtual reality expert witness?

Virtual reality expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience and knowledge in virtual reality, augmented realityartificial intelligenceuser interface design, computer graphicssoftware engineering, and/or immersive technology. Virtual reality expert witnesses are technical experts in AI, sensors, and/or motion tracking.

What types of cases require a virtual reality expert witness?

Virtual reality matters that require technical expertise typically involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement or trade secret misappropriation. Virtual reality can also be used by law enforcement, such as for recreating a crime scene.

Virtual reality is an emerging technology that combines humans’ senses with a computer-generated environment, creating a virtual world. Virtual reality systems typically utilize virtual reality headsets to generate images and sounds that simulate a user’s presence in an alternate environment. Entertainment using virtual reality is very popular, including video games and 3D movies, sporting events, and music videos. In addition to entertainment, other virtual reality applications include: architecture, training, medicine, and the Arts. Related to virtual reality technology are augmented reality technology and mixed reality (MR). Augmented reality is an experience where parts of a users’ real-world environment are combined with digital content. Mixed reality combines augmented reality and virtual reality whereby digital content interacts with the users’ real world. An example of a mixed reality product is the Microsoft HoloLens smart glasses.

What litigation support work might a virtual reality expert witness be expected to perform?

Litigation support by a virtual reality expert witness could include technology review, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, and expert witness testimony at deposition and at trial. In addition, clients often seek a virtual reality industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work. While many experts have virtual reality expertise, an expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing expert testimony before the court in a manner whereby jurors can understand the technology and digital evidence. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a technical expert with prior expert witness experience.

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a virtual reality expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.

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