Embedded Systems Expert Witnesses

Embedded systems expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on embedded systems. The embedded systems expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Computers, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Intellectual Property, and Software Engineering.

Donald Alpert, PhD Camelback Computer Architecture, LLC

Sacramento, California
Computers, Electronics - Computer Architecture, Computer Systems, Personal Computers, Embedded Systems, Memory Systems, I/O Systems, Microprocessors, Instruction Sets, Media Processing, Power Management, Digital Design, Semiconductors
Donald Alpert, Ph.D. has over 40 years experience in the electronics industry leading the development of microprocessor and computer products at Intel, National Semiconductor, and Zilog. Over the past decade he has served as an expert on dozens of patent litigation cases, handling claim construction, infringement, and invalidity issues. Dr. Alpert has worked as a consulting and testifying expert assisting attorneys representing major high-tech corporations in Federal Court cases, International Trade Commission investigations, and Patent Trial and Appeal Board Inter-Partes reviews. Dr. Alpert also consults to assess patents for acquisition and pre-litigation review.

John C Peck Bay2Sierra Silicon Services, Inc.

San Francisco, California
Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering - Source code review, Patent, Copyright, Trade secret, Digital design, ASIC, FPGA, CPLD, SoC, RTL, EDA, Graphics, Microprocessor, Embedded systems, Automotive, Network protocol, Verilog, VHDL, Prior Art Search, Validity analysis, Circuits, Linux, Swift, Java, C, C++, Python, Assembly, Pcb Layout,
John Peck has over 25 years of experience as a software and hardware engineer with over 10 years of experience as a technical analyst for hardware and software intellectual property cases. He has drafted numerous claim charts and prepared expert reports for software copyright, trade secret, and patent litigation. He is comfortable researching and expressing complex technical issues. He is experienced with source code review and able to explain its operation in ways that most people can understand. To date, John Peck has consulted on a total of 21 cases. - Provided expert testimony once at deposition and twice at trial - Consultant and analyst for multiple ITC 337 investigations - Software source code analysis for litigation including alleged copyright violation and trade secret theft - Hardware HDL/RTL source code and schematic analysis for litigation matters including patent infringement - Patent evidence of use - Reverse engineering of software on mobile, desktop, and server p...

Eric Welch Bramson Welch & Associates, Inc.

Berkeley, California
Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering - Smart Phone Accessories, Bluetooth, Wireless, USB, Embedded Systems, Forensic Engineering, Firmware, Source Code
I have over 45 years experience in Systems, Electrical and Software Engineering, Engineering Management and Expert Witness. I have worked on Embedded Systems, Smart Phone Accessories, Bluetooth, USB, Handheld, Data Communications. I have performed software and design reviews and done forensic engineering. Sample projects include the secure, wireless communication subsystem for a line of consumer medical products; a communications message switch for a major airline; a line of USB/Serial adapter devices; an automobile smart phone accessory that interacts with GPS and Cell networks to prevent teen texting in moving vehicles.

Harry G. Direen, PhD, PE Direen Tech Inc.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering - Electronics, Control Systems, Embedded Systems, Robotics, Signal Processing, Drones, UAV, Software, Patents, Intellectual Property, Databases, Computers
Dr. Direen has over 35 years of experience as an engineer designing and developing systems in the electronics and software industry. He has significant experience as an expert witness supporting counsel and testifying in complex patent infringement cases. His expertise includes electronic systems, control systems; embedded systems design and development; databases; control of UAVs/Drones; product reverse engineering; and intellectual property. Dr. Direen has a broad base of knowledge in electronic and software systems gained from a long career developing a wide range of products and systems. Dr. Direen has reversed engineered a variety of complex systems over the years, including: media players, modems, modem compression algorithms, coriolis mass flow meters, database systems, and a range of other products to support patent infringement cases generating detailed claim charts and writing expert reports to demonstrate infringement. He has successfully discovered and analyze...

Gary Stringham

Boise, Idaho
Software Engineering, Intellectual Property - Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Embedded Systems, Firmware, Patent Infringement, Patents, Printers, Software, Software Patents, Software Review, Source Code, Trade Secrets
Thought leader in the design and testing of software, firmware, and hardware. (Firmware is software that runs machines and devices.) Over 30 total years of professional engineering experience. This includes 15 years with Hewlett-Packard’s LaserJet printer design lab which, among other things, resulted in 12 US patents and 15 defensive articles. Author of the key textbook in hardware/firmware interface design, newsletters, and other articles. IEEE (Senior member), Phi Kappa Phi. Expert witness experience includes cases that have involved patents, copyrights violations, trade secrets, and other intellectual property as well as defective products. Work as an expert witness typically involves the examination of software source code and hardware designs, and reverse-engineering the designs of others. Has written expert reports and testified at deposition. Specialized knowledge includes: ASIC, Assembly language, C, C++, C#, Claim charting, CodeSuite, Computers, Consumer electronics,...

Michael Barr

Germantown, Maryland
Software Engineering, Cybersecurity - embedded systems, operating systems, computer software, automotive electronics, medical devices, industrial automation, computer security, software malfunction, programming languages, reverse engineering, source code review, software quality
Michael Barr is a former adjunct professor of computer engineering with more than twenty-five years of experience in the software industry, including over a decade spent developing software for embedded systems. Software he wrote has powered millions of products. Mr. Barr is the author of three books and more than seventy articles and papers about embedded software design and architecture and is internationally recognized as an expert in the field. He is also a founder of three companies, including Barr Group. In his work as a software expert witness, Mr. Barr has testified more than twenty times before judges and juries in matters ranging from patent infringement and validity to product liability to theft of copyrighted software and trade secrets. He has been qualified in U.S. and Canadian courts as an expert in computer software, electrical engineering, and satellite TV security and piracy.